Hong Kong railfans flock to take first train of new cross-harbour rail

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Hong Kong railfans flock to take first train of new cross-harbour rail” – below is their description.

Hong Kong’s fourth cross-harbour rail line, an expansion of the East Rail Line, opened on May 15, 2022. Hundreds of rail enthusiasts flocked to the new Exhibition Centre Station in the early morning to take the first train to travel from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon. The 16-station line connects the border with the Chinese mainland and northeastern New Territories with the central Kowloon and Hong Kong Island lines.

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