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May 13 , 2022

New Hong Kong cross-harbour rail link a boon for commuters, but bus operators expect big loss of passengers

South China Morning Post
07 May 2022 (Hong Kong)

  • East Rail line MTR extension will cut travel time from New Territories, with fare savings for some
  • Bus, minibus operators brace themselves for ‘exodus’ of passengers, hope for review of routes

A new section of Hong Kong’s MTR rail system opening on May 15 will allow commuters to get from parts of the New Territories to Central faster, with savings along some routes, but bus operators are dreading their loss of business.

The cross-harbour Hung Hom-Admiralty section of the Sha Tin to Central MTR link is expected to result in thousands switching from bus to rail.


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