Rail giant MTR announced that there will be three new services between Hong Kong and Sichuan Province on the High-speed Rail. From July 1, passengers from West Kowloon Station can use the new Chengdudong Line to go to Chengdudong, Leshan and Yibinxi, and can start booking tickets to these stations from June 17. There will be one daily train service for both southbound and northbound directions.

MTR will also add more services between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Futian, starting July 1. The daily trips between Guangzhoudong and Hong Kong West Kowloon Station will increase from 13 to 19, while the trains connecting to Shenzhenbei to the SAR will go up to 51 from the current 49. There will be a total of 38 trips between Hong Kong and Futian station, up from the existing 30.

The network of the High-speed Rail will now include 69 stations and a total of 182 daily train services.

Earlier this year, the Lo Wu MTR station reopened for northbound and southbound cross-border travellers, and resumed its pre-pandemic services. Passengers can also cross the border to the Mainland by taking a train to Lok Ma Chau, which is connected to the Futian control point.

In addition, two high-speed ferry routes began operations in May, connecting Guangzhou and Hong Kong at the International Airport and China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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