Sunday, May 11, 2008

Hong Kong - MTR Subway

MTR, or Mass Transit Railway, is the rapid transit railway system in Hong Kong. The MTR first began service in 1979 and officially merged with the Kowloon Canton Railway (KCR) on 2 December 2007, still bearing the same name in English.
The network includes 211.6 km of rail with 150 stations, including 82 railway stations and 68 light rail stops.
The MTR system is currently being operated by MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL). Due to its efficiency and affordability, the MTR system is a common mode of public transport in Hong Kong, with over 4 million trips made in an average weekday. The integration of the Octopus smart card fare-payment technology into the MTR system in September 1997 has further enhanced the ease of commuting on the MTR.

Clean, efficient ... great way to get around HK!

Our starting station ... Central.

Enjoying the short MTR ride!

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