Hong Kong’s rail corporation MTR announced that it will add a new line to its High Speed Rail services to connect Hong Kong to five destinations in Guangdong, starting October 11. Hongkongers can travel between the West Kowloon Station and Jiangmen, Kaipingnan, Yangjiang, Maoming, and Zhanjiangxi every day from next Wednesday, on a pair of northbound and southbound trains.
There will also be more frequent trips between Hong Kong and Guangzhoudong, as well as Futian Station from October 11. The daily services between Guangzhoudong and Hong Kong West Kowloon Station will increase from 19 to 20, and the last southbound departure will be at 8.18pm, as opposed to the current 6.45pm.
In addition, there will be six more trains between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, bringing the total trips between the two cities on the High Speed Rail up to 184. This now means that daily services between Hong Kong and other cities in the Greater Bay Area — Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhaoqing, Foshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, and Jiangmen — will go up from 182 to 188.
Earlier this year, MTR launched a new line from Hong Kong to Sichuan Province, which connects the SAR to Chengdudong, Leshan, and Yibinxi. Starting October 11, the travel time on these routes, as well as from Hong Kong to Guiyangdong, Chongqingxi, Zunyi, Kunmingnan, Guiyangbei, and Guilinxi will reduce by 1-1.5 hours.
Tickets for the new destinations and additional services go on sale on October 4. Check the MTR website for more information on tickets and the new timetables for High Speed Rail trains from October 11.
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