Passengers 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 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 over the First Class Processor for validation. The screen will show a notification message once an Octopus has been validated.
When interchanging trains from other lines, don't forget to validate your Octopus at the respective East Rail Line stations if you wish to continue to travel First Class. The specific interchanges where you will need to do this are Hung Hom, Kowloon Tong and Tai Wai stations.
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.
For details about the Conditions of Issue of Tickets, please click here.