1 June 2007
KCRC Events in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the HKSAR
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) today announced a series of activities in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) at a photo exhibition on the 10th anniversary of the HKSAR at the KCR Art Corner.
Officiating at the opening of the photo exhibition were Ir James Blake, Chief Executive Officer of KCRC; Ms Amy Chan, Assistant Director of Home Affairs Department; and Mr Paul Brown, Assistant Director of Information Services Department.
According to Ir Blake, KCRC would organise an array of activities ranging from community events, art-related initiatives to complimentary train rides in the coming months.
KCRC will leverage on its flagship community programme "Educational Tour" to take under-privileged children to attend 10th anniversary celebration events along the KCR alignment. While the Corporation will sponsor all expenditures, the Corporation's volunteer team will accompany the children to celebration events such as carnivals, parades, sports functions and exhibitions of artefacts at museums.
In an effort to further bring art to the community, the Corporation has joined hands with the Radio and Television Hong Kong and the Arts Development Council to organise the KCR Art Train Programme, which is a train decoration design competition. Themed respectively "10 years of momentum" and "My City My Home", train exterior and interior will be decorated with winning designs. One East Rail train and one West Rail train will have both interior and exterior decorated and will be put into service in late June.
To mark the 10th anniversary of Lifeline Express in July 2007, one of the hospital eye-trains will be stabled at Fo Tan Freight Yard for a two-day KCRC Lifeline Express Train Exhibition on 23 and 24 June 2007. KCRC will also sponsor 20,000 commemorative tickets issued for the 10th anniversary of Lifeline Express. The ticket, priced at $38, will be valid for unlimited rides on the KCR network (except Racecourse and cross-boundary journeys) on 24 June, the closing day of the Train Exhibition. Public sale of the ticket will commence on 3 June. All proceeds will be donated to Lifeline Express for charity use.
In addition, KCRC will offer three kinds of complimentary train ride to different groups of the public.
Children who were born on 1 July 1997 in Hong Kong will be entitled to a complimentary six-month pass to enjoy unlimited rides on the KCRC network from July to December 2007. Registration will have to be made by children's parents or guardians on KCRC's website or KCRC hotline.
On the anniversary day of 1 July 2007, complimentary rides will be offered to all senior citizens and children using an Octopus card.
For children who were born in 1997, KCRC will offer free Ocean Park domestic transport combo which includes a day of unlimited rides on the KCRC network, and a return bus trip between Hung Hom or Nam Cheong stations and Ocean Park in July and August.
The above offer applies to KCRC standard class domestic network, excluding Racecourse Station and interchange discount with other transport operators.
Details of the programmes are available at KCRC's website at http://www.kcrc.com, publicity materials at stations, or by calling the KCRC hotline at 2929 3399.
 
(From right to left) Ir James Blake, Chief Executive Officer of KCRC; Ms Amy Chan, Assistant Director of Home Affairs; and Mr Paul Brown, Assistant Director of Information Services officiated at today's launch ceremony of the 10th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR Photo Competition Exhibition.
 
Over forty children who were all born in 1997 attended today's launch ceremony. Of which 9 of them, born on 1 July 1997, also received the complimentary six-month pass from KCRC.
 
The winning entries of the 10th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR Photo Competition are now on display at the "KCR Art Corner" at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station until late June.