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114 trains to run on HK section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed Rail

(eguangzhou.gov.cn)Updated : 2017-11-30

A total of 114 trains will run on the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-speed rail line on peak days after it opens in 2018.

The news was announced by Chan Fan, secretary for Transport and Housing of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Nov 27 during his visit to Beijing.

Chan came to Beijing to meet with officials of China Railway Corporation to discuss train frequency, stops and financial issues of Hong Kong section of the high-speed railway.

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Chan Fan, secretary for Transport and Housing of HKSAR gives an interview in Beijing after meeting with officials of China Railway Corporation on Nov 27. [Photo/Chinanews.com] 

Citizens of Hong Kong are very concerned with self-service ticket purchasing and Chan hoped the related authorities in the Chinese mainland can do their best to provide great convenience for Hong Kong residents in terms of ticket purchasing.

The Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-speed Railway started construction in April 2010 and is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2018.

On Nov 15, the Legislative Council of the HKSAR passed a non-binding motion supporting the HKSAR government's co-location arrangement at the cross-border railway station in West Kowloon, which will allow passengers of cross-border trains a one-stop boundary control.

On Nov 18, the Hong Kong SAR government signed a co-location cooperation deal with Guangdong municipal government, marking the start of the "three-step" process of implementing a joint checkpoint plan at Hong Kong's high-speed rail terminus.

The deal, called the "Co-operation Arrangement Between the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on the Establishment of the Port at the West Kowloon Station of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link for Implementing Co-location Arrangement", laid a legal foundation to place designated areas within the West Kowloon terminus to allow both authorities to go through customs checks in one-go.

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A total of 114 trains will run on the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-speed Rail on peak days after the section opens next year. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com]