We are striving to enhance our existing railway network to Rail Gen 2.0, a next generation rail that brings superior connectivity, better facilities and enhanced services to the general public.
With the extension of the Island line, the Kwun Tong Line, the opening of the South Island Line, High Speed Rail (Hong Kong Section) and Tuen Ma Line Phase 1, together with the upcoming East Rail Line Cross Harbour Section Project , the existing and new rail lines will be knitted together to form a more superior railway network that will provide enhanced connectivity and accessibility to more areas and additional cross-harbour options.
Major upgrades of infrastructure and facilities are underway alongside the new lines in order to construct a better railway network for our future. Overall customer experience will be improved through the provision of new trains and new light rail vehicles, and an upgrading of the signalling system and station facilities, such as installation of automatic platform gates, station modification works at major interchange stations, and the replacement of air-cooled chillers. We hope to provide you with a more caring and personalised experience by continuously enhancing MTR Mobile functions which provides a new customer experience under Rail Gen 2.0.
An important project under "Rail Gen 2.0" - the East Rail Line Cross Harbour Section Project - is in full swing, and our project team is striving to overcome all of the engineering challenges and to deliver a more convenient railway service to the public!
The project is expected to be fully completed by 2022. The East Rail line will then be extended from Hung Hom to Admiralty as the fourth cross-harbour rail link, without the need for any interchange, providing one more option for passengers to cross the Harbour.
To prepare for the train service extension of East Rail Line to Hong Kong Island, critical bifurcation works on the East Rail Line will be carried out shortly. Watch the "New lines, new dynamics ˇE Preparation video" now to have Jarvis Chow tell you about the special arrangements during the bifurcation works!
For more information, please see the leaflet here.