Light Rail (Hong Kong)
Light Rail has been playing a key role in providing transportation to residents of the North West New Territories since 1988, and the Light Rail network has grown hand-in-hand with the population of the new towns. With the opening of Tin Shui Wai extensions in 2003, the Light Rail network has been extended to a route length of 36.15 kilometres with 68 stops. Following West Rail's commissioning, Light Rail has acted as a feeder service for West Rail while continuing to serve as the major mode of transport within the Northwest New Territories. Together, Light Rail and West Rail comprise a complementary network serving the transportation needs of one of Hong Kong's fastest growing regions. Light Rail passengers can interchange for West Rail at Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai, Siu Hong and Tuen Mun stations.
West Rail (Hong Kong)
West Rail, commissioned in December 2003, has been designed to serve the transportation needs of the growing new towns in the Northwest New Territories for generations to come. The massive project was the first significant addition to the KCR network since the 1980s. West Rail provides a reliable and convenient service to the area's growing population and makes the region a more attractive location for businesses and residential developments. West Rail is a 30.5-kilometre railway that runs from Tuen Mun in the Northwest New Territories to Nam Cheong in West Kowloon. There are a total of nine stations, and a journey from Tuen Mun to Nam Cheong takes only 30 minutes. West Rail passengers can interchange for the MTR Tung Chung Line at Nam Cheong, and for the MTR Tsuen Wan Line at Mei Foo.
KCRC - Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC), established in 1982, is a public corporation providing high quality mass transport services in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
East Rail (Hong Kong)
Formerly the Hong Kong section of the Kowloon Canton Railway, East Rail has been Hong Kong's primary north-south transportation artery since it began operations in 1910. East Rail has been fast expanding in recent years. With the commissioning of the Tsim Sha Tsui Extension and Ma On Shan Rail to the KCR network in 2004, East Rail provides even more convenient mass transit services for the people of Hong Kong. There are 22 stations along the 46.5 kilometres East Rail (including Tsim Sha Tsui Extenstion and Ma On Shan Rail) network. An additional spur line running from Sheung Shui to Lok Ma Chau is due to be completed in 2007. It will provide Hong Kong's second rail link with the Mainland.
Ma On Shan Rail (Hong Kong)
Ma On Shan (MOS) Rail provides reliable and convenient rail services between Ma On Shan and Tai Wai. It runs over a length of 11.4km and comprises 9 stations, including Tai Wai, Che Kung Temple, Sha Tin Wai, City One, Shek Mun, Tai Shui Hang, Heng On, Ma On Shan and Wu Kai Sha. The stations are within easy walking distance of the area's major residential developments. Tai Wai Station serves as an interchange station between MOS Rail and East Rail. Passengers from Ma On Shan can simply use the cross-platform interchange at Tai Wai Station to board trains to Tsim Sha Tsui. MOS Rail passengers from Wu Kai Sha can travel to Tai Wai and East Tsim Sha Tsui in around 16 minutes and 30 minutes respectively. Initially, MOS Rail runs a four-car train every three to four minutes during peak hours, and five to nine minutes during non-peak hours.