East Rail Line Cross-Harbour Extension of MTR officially opened

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East Rail Line Cross-Harbour Extension of MTR officially opened

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor first left Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan first right Chairman of MTR Corporation Limited Rex Auyeung second left and Chief Executive Officer of MTRC Jacob Kam take a train from Hung Hom Station to Exhibition Centre with other guests before the opening ceremony of the East Rail Line Cross-Harbour Extension in Hong Kong on May 14, 2022. PHOTO HKSAR GOVERNMENT HONG KONG The East Rail Line Cross-Harbour Extension of the MTR was officially opened on Sunday, allowing commuters from the northeast New Territories to reach the financial districts in Central and Admiralty in a single ride.

The extension connects the Hung Hom station in Kowloon to the Admiralty station on the Hong Kong Island via the new Exhibition Centre, reducing the rail journey between the two stations from 19 minutes to seven minutes.

The East Rail Line has a total length of around 46 km and is Hong Kong's fourth cross-harbor railway line.

The extension has strategic significance, according to the opening ceremony held on Saturday by Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor.

The opening ceremony of the East Rail Line Cross-Harbour Extension, Hong Kong, took place on May 14, 2022, chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. The stations along the extended East Rail Line are shown on the PHOTO HKSAR GOVERNMENT Display panel inside the train compartment. The East Rail Line will connect the central business districts on the Hong Kong Island with the northern metropolitan area on the New Territories, further promoting cooperation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, she said.

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She believes that the extension will be highly popular among local residents.