Travelling First ClassPassengers have the option of paying a premium to enjoy the East Rail Line's First Class Service. The First Class Premium is equivalent to the normal Standard Class Fare for the same East Rail Line journey.
|Using your Octopus Card to Travel First Class
To ensure your journey in First Class is authorised, you must always validate your Octopus card at a First Class Processor before entering the First Class compartment. First Class Processors are located on the platform of the East Rail Line or beside the gangway door of the First Class compartment itself. Simply swipe your Octopus card over the First Class Processor for validation. There will be a green light and “beep” sound once a card has been validated.
Using Single Journey Ticket to Travel First Class
Alternatively, you may choose to travel by Single Journey Tickets. First Class Single Journey Tickets are available from Ticket Issuing Machines in East Rail Line stations, or from the Customer Service Centres in any MTR station.
Notes to Passengers
- Fare adjustment is not available in First Class compartments.
- Passengers must present their Octopus cards or First Class Single Journey Tickets to the Ticket Inspector when asked to do so.
- Passengers travelling First Class without a valid First Class Single Journey Ticket or First Class validation on their Octopus cards will be liable to a surcharge of HK$500.
- The gangway doors to all First Class compartments are locked. Passengers who attempt to walk through from a Standard Class compartment to a First Class compartment must validate their Octopus cards using the First Class Processor beside the gangway door. The full First Class fare will be applied for even partial journeys made in such a way.