Hong Kong high speed rail services to begin in September30 August 2018
Hong Kong – Passenger services on the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high speed rail link will begin on 23 September 2018. The opening will connect Hong Kong with 25,000km of high speed rail network on mainland China.
Hong Kong’s MTR will operate the concession for 10 years. Frederick Ma, chair of the public transport operator, said: “High speed rail will open a new page in rail travel in Hong Kong and will impact positively on the city’s economic development by enhancing Hong Kong’s connectivity with the mainland. With the confirmation from the government of the high speed rail being safe and sound for passenger service, we are fully geared up for the commissioning of this new line.
“Although there will inevitably be challenges in launching a new railway service, we are confident of providing a safe and efficient high speed rail service and managing any teething issues that may arise.”