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West Rail (西鐵)
Opening Date 20 December 2003
Stations 9
Number of trains 23
Service Area Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Tsuen Wan, Sham Shui Po

The West Rail is one of the three lines of the KCRC network in Hong Kong. It starts at Nam Cheong station in Sham Shui Po and ends at Tuen Mun station in Tuen Mun. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Yuen Long (元朗, Jyutping: jyun4 long5, pinyin: YuánlÇŽng) (used to be known as Un Long), one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, located in the North-West of the New Territories, is a post-war new town set in the centre of Hong Kongs largest alluvial plain. ... Tsuen Wan (Chinese: 荃灣, formerly also Tsun Wan) is a bay in the New Territories, Hong Kong, opposite to Tsing Yi Island across Rambler Channel. ... Skyline of Sham Shui Po Sham Shui Po (Chinese: 深水埗; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: sam1 sui2 bo2, Yale: sam seuí bouh; Mandarin Pinyin: shen1 shui3 bu4; lit. ... The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (九廣鐵路公司), frequently abbreviated to KCRC or just KCR, is wholly owned by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government and based in Hong Kong. ... Nam Cheong is the southern terminus of the Hong Kong KCRC West Rail. ... Skyline of Sham Shui Po Sham Shui Po (Chinese: 深水埗; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: sam1 sui2 bo2, Yale: sam seuí bouh; Mandarin Pinyin: shen1 shui3 bu4; lit. ... The entrance of the station Tuen Mun is a KCRC station located in Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong. ... Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ...


Currently the West Rail provides local service on its own. No inter-city service is offered, making it effectively more like a metro instead of a commuter railway, although it was built in commuter railway standard, and was expected to accommodate other trains in future. Metro is: a general term, synonymous with rapid transit, subway or underground, for an urban underground rail public transit system (see list of rapid transit systems); any of several specific public transport systems, including: Bi-State Development Agency in Missouri and Illinois, d/b/a Metro since 2003 Buffalo Metro... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ...

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History

Interior of a KCR West Rail Train
Interior of a KCR West Rail Train
A family chatting on a KCR West Rail Train
A family chatting on a KCR West Rail Train
A passenger looks at the monitor equipped inside the carriage
A passenger looks at the monitor equipped inside the carriage

A railway to the northwestern New Territories from the urban area in Kowloon was proposed in the early 1990s. Both the MTR and the KCRC submitted plans to the government, but finally the KCRC's proposal to Tin Shui Wai new town was selected. However, several major accidents on Tuen Mun Road made residents in Tuen Mun requesting a railway connection within the centre of the new town of Tuen Mun. This made the path in the final decision deviated from the original plan (terminating at the centre of Tin Shui Wai new town) and terminated near Tuen Mun Town Centre. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 681 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 681 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 617 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 617 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ... Location within China In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon (九龍; Cantonese IPA:; Jyutping: gau2 lung4; Mandarin Pinyin: Jiǔlóng; lit. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... Logo of the MTR corporation Causeway Bay station on the Island Line. ... Tuen Mun Road near So Kwun Wat, Tuen Mun Tuen Mun Road (屯門公路) is a major expressway in Hong Kong which connects Tuen Mun in the New Territories with Tsuen Wan. ... Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ...


The first phase of construction included a double-track commuter railway connecting Tuen Mun station and Nam Cheong stations. This system has been in operation since 20 December 2003. Commuting is the process of travelling from a place of residence to a place of work. ... The entrance of the station Tuen Mun is a KCRC station located in Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong. ... Nam Cheong is the southern terminus of the Hong Kong KCRC West Rail. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Property of the Railway

The track for the West Rail was laid underground only between Mei Foo and Kam Sheung Road stations. North of Kam Sheung Road station, the track emerges to the surface, and there is a depot between the tunnel portion and the station. The train is actually at ground level south of Mei Foo station, but the covered tracks makes most passengers feel like they are travelling undergound. The rest of the line was built on a viaduct, which was constructed so that there is room for an emergency passage. For the MTR station, see Mei Foo (MTR). ... Kam Sheung Road is a KCRC station station located between Pat Heung and Kam Tin. ... Torontos Bloor Street Viaduct bridges the Don valley; road traffic uses the upper deck, rail traffic uses the lower deck. ...


Situations when the Railway was first opened

Originally, the KCRC expected to have around 120,000 passengers use the line every day, but unsatisfactory connection between stations and the areas they serve meant that the number of commuters choosing to use the West Rail remained far short of the goal after opening. The KCRC was also blamed for its route planning and forceful reduction of bus service, which had mainly been provided by Kowloon Motor Bus after operation. The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (KMB) is the largest of the three franchised bus operators in the urban area of Hong Kong, and one of the largest privately-owned public bus operators in the world. ...


Furthermore, due to frequent breakdown, the chairman of KCRC, Michael Tien, announced that if the performance of West Rail does not improve, he will consider resigning. Although one-month passes were introduced on 1 August 2004, and the daily passenger capacity was increased to 150,000, there is still a long way to go before the KCRC's goal of 200,000 passengers is met. The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (九廣鐵路公司), frequently abbreviated to KCRC or just KCR, is wholly owned by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government and based in Hong Kong. ... Michael Tien Puk Sun (田北辰) is the younger brother of legislator James Tien Pei Chun. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in...


Michael Tien announced that further discount of 20% will be cancelled due to quick recovery of economy and the increase of passenger capacity to 170,000, but the one-month pass concession will be extended for a half year. e.g., from Tuen Mun to Nam Cheong, the new fare will be HK$14.4. The new faretable will be effective on December 20, 2004. If there is a drastic decrease of passenger capacity, other promotions may be started. Tien claimed that the probability of this situation will be low. The other reason is that the line made a loss of HK$200 million. Michael Tien Puk Sun (田北辰) is the younger brother of legislator James Tien Pei Chun. ... Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Nam Cheong is the southern terminus of the Hong Kong KCRC West Rail. ...


Future Expansions

The West Rail will be extended both to the south and north in the future. A new branch will go from Kam Sheung Road to Lok Ma Chau, and to Sheung Shui via Kwu Tung. The southern link will be an extension from Nam Cheong station to the East Rail Hung Hom station via Tsim Sha Tsui East with an intermediate station to be called West Kowloon located east of Kowloon station on the Airport Express Kam Sheung Road is a KCRC station station located between Pat Heung and Kam Tin. ... Lok Ma Chau or Lokmachau (落馬洲) is a place at the border of Hong Kong and Shenzhen in the northwest New Territories of Hong Kong. ... Sheung Shui is the second last railway station on the KCR East Rail in Hong Kong. ... Nam Cheong is the southern terminus of the Hong Kong KCRC West Rail. ... Opening Date 10 October 1911 Stations 14 Number of trains 37 Service Area North District, Tai Po, Sha Tin, Yau Tsim Mong, Kowloon City The East Rail is one of the three lines of the KCRC network in Hong Kong. ... Facade of the Hung Hom station, in front of the Hong Kong Coliseum Platform of the station Hung Hom (紅磡車站, formerly Kowloon Station: 九龍車站) is a station on the Hong Kong KCRCs East Rail. ... East Tsim Sha Tsui is the latest station (the southern terminus) on the Hong Kong KCRC East Rail, opened on October 24, 2004, symbolizing the comeback of the Rail to Tsim Sha Tsui after 30 years. ... West Kowloon is a proposed railway station on the KCR West Rail railway line in Hong Kong. ... Kowloon ( Traditional Chinese: 九龍; Jyutping: gau2 lung4; pinyin: jiǔ lóng) is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Tung Chung Line and the Airport Express. ... This is the complete route map of the Airport Express. ...


There are suggestions to use the tracks of the West Rail to accommodate the future Regional Express to Guangzhou via Shenzhen. Location within China Canton, China redirects here. ... Shenzhen (Chinese: 深圳; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Hakka:cim1 zun4; Cantonese Jyutping: sam1 zan3, Yale: sām jan; Sham Chun or Shamchun in old or Hong Kong documents; lit. ...


Stations

This is a list of all the stations on West Rail. The coloured boxes holding the station names represent the unique colour motif for the station. This is a list of the stations of the Hong Kong train system known as the KCRC. Station names are in both English and Cantonese. ...

Livery and Name District Connections Opened
KCR West Rail .
Hung Hom1 Yau Tsim Mong KCR East Rail -
East Tsim Sha Tsui1 Tsim Sha Tsui Station for Tsuen Wan Line -
West Kowloon#1 Kowloon Station for Tung Chung Line and Airport Express
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Nam Cheong Sham Shui Po Tung Chung Line 20 December 2003
Mei Foo Tsuen Wan Line
Tsuen Wan West Tsuen Wan Tsuen Wan Station for the Tsuen Wan Line2
Kam Sheung Road Yuen Long Northern Link3
Yuen Long KCR Light Rail
Long Ping
Tin Shui Wai KCR Light Rail
Siu Hong Tuen Mun
Tuen Mun


Notes A livery is a uniform worn by a civilian person. ... The territory of Hong Kong is divided in 18 administrative districts (Population as of 2000) Hong Kong Island Central and Western (274,400) Eastern (620,800) Southern (282,400) Wan Chai (190,300) Kowloon (New Kowloon included) Kowloon City (406,000) Kwun Tong (564,700) Sham Shui Po (372,200... Facade of the Hung Hom station, in front of the Hong Kong Coliseum Platform of the station Hung Hom (Chinese: 紅磡, Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: hung4 ham3; Mandarin Pinyin: Hóngkàn; lit. ... Yau Tsim Mong (油尖旺) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Opening Date 10 October 1911 Stations 14 Number of trains 37 Service Area North, Tai Po, Sha Tin, Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City The East Rail (東鐵) is one of the three lines of the KCR network in Hong Kong. ... Platform of the station Multilingual greetings referring to Welcome to KCR (From the top: French, Japanese, Spanish and Korean) Concourse filled with a few passengers East Tsim Sha Tsui (尖東, Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: zim1 dung1; pinyin: Jiāndōng; contraction of Tsim Sha Tsui East) is the newest station and the... Platform 2 of the Tsim Sha Tsui station (Tsuen Wan Line towards Central) Tsim Sha Tsui (Chinese: 尖沙咀, Jyutping: Zim1 Sa1 Zeoi2, Pinyin: Jiānshāzuǐ) is an MTR station on the Tsuen Wan Line. ... Prince Edward station in Kowloon, part of Kwun Tong Line and the Tsuen Wan Line. ... West Kowloon is a proposed railway station on the KCR West Rail railway line in Hong Kong. ... Kowloon ( Traditional Chinese: 九龍; Jyutping: gau2 lung4; pinyin: jiǔ lóng) is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Tung Chung Line and the Airport Express. ... Passengers getting on and off a Tung Chung Line train The Tung Chung Line (東涌線) is one of the seven lines of the MTR system in Hong Kong. ... This is the complete route map of the Airport Express. ... Gates for interchanging MTR and KCR West Rail Nam Cheong (Chinese: 南昌; Jyutping: naam4 coeng1; pinyin: Nánchāng) is the southern terminus of the KCR West Rail in Hong Kong. ... Skyline of Sham Shui Po Sham Shui Po (Chinese: 深水埗; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: sam1 sui2 bo2, Yale: sam seuí bouh; Mandarin Pinyin: shen1 shui3 bu4; lit. ... Passengers getting on and off a Tung Chung Line train The Tung Chung Line (東涌線) is one of the seven lines of the MTR system in Hong Kong. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image:Transport HK WR MEF A.jpg Exit A of Mei Foo West Rail Station, equivalent to Exit D of Mei Foo MTR Station Exit B of Mei Foo West Rail Station Exit C of Mei Foo West Rail Station For the MTR station, see Mei Foo (MTR). ... Prince Edward station in Kowloon, part of Kwun Tong Line and the Tsuen Wan Line. ... Outside view of the station from southern entrance Exit B of Tsuen Wan West Station Exit C1 of Tsuen Wan West Station Tsuen Wan West (荃灣西站) is a KCR station located in Tsuen Wan, the New Territories, Hong Kong. ... Tsuen Wan (Chinese: 荃灣, formerly also Tsun Wan) is a bay in the New Territories, Hong Kong, opposite to Tsing Yi Island across Rambler Channel. ... Tsuen Wan Station This article is about Tsuen Wan Station of the MTR, for the line of the same name, see Tsuen Wan Line. ... Prince Edward station in Kowloon, part of Kwun Tong Line and the Tsuen Wan Line. ... The Kam Sheung Road station Kam Sheung Road Station on a sunny day An exit/entrance pf the Kam Sheung Road station at night A woman sitting on a bench in the station, waiting for a train Kam Sheung Road (錦上路站) is a KCRC station station located between Pat Heung and... Yuen Long (元朗, Jyutping: jyun4 long5, pinyin: YuánlÇŽng) (used to be known as Un Long), one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, located in the North-West of the New Territories, is a post-war new town set in the centre of Hong Kongs largest alluvial plain. ... Yuen Long Station Yuen Long (元朗站) is a KCR station located in Yuen Long. ... Opening Date 25 September 1988 Routes 9 Number of trains 1191 Service Area Tuen Mun, Yuen Long The KCR Light Rail is one of the four systems of the KCR network in Hong Kong. ... Long Ping (朗屏站) is a KCR station located in the northern part of Yuen Long and southeast of Long Ping Estate, in the New Territories, Hong Kong. ... A view of the station. ... Opening Date 25 September 1988 Routes 9 Number of trains 1191 Service Area Tuen Mun, Yuen Long The KCR Light Rail is one of the four systems of the KCR network in Hong Kong. ... Siu Hong Light Rail stop. ... Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... The entrance of the station Tuen Mun (屯門站) is a KCRC station located in Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong. ...


* Proposed


# Under construction

A station cleaner sweeping on a train platform
A station cleaner sweeping on a train platform

1 West Kowloon is the station on the Kowloon Southern Link, an extension of KCR West Rail to join KCR East Rail at Hung Hom Station. Upon completion East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, currently serving on the East Rail, will serve on the West Rail. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 623 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 623 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... West Kowloon is a proposed railway station on the KCR West Rail railway line in Hong Kong. ... REDIRECT Kowloon_Southern_Link_(KCRC) ... Opening Date 10 October 1911 Stations 14 Number of trains 37 Service Area North, Tai Po, Sha Tin, Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City The East Rail (東鐵) is one of the three lines of the KCR network in Hong Kong. ... Facade of the Hung Hom station, in front of the Hong Kong Coliseum Platform of the station Hung Hom (紅磡車站, formerly Kowloon Station: 九龍車站) is a station on the Hong Kong KCRCs East Rail. ... East Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀東, colloquially 尖東) is the latest station (the southern terminus) on the Hong Kong KCRC East Rail, opened on October 24, 2004, symbolizing the comeback of the Rail to Tsim Sha Tsui after 30 years. ...


2 Tsuen Wan West Station is not a transfer station to the Tsuen Wan Station of the MTR Tsuen Wan Line, but green minibus route 95K (free transfer with an immediate West Rail journey record on the Octopus card) is provided between the two stations. It normally takes 15-20 minutes to go to Tsuen Wan Station on foot. Outside view of the station from southern entrance Tsuen Wan West (荃灣西站) is a KCRC station located in Tsuen Wan, Kowloon. ... Tsuen Wan Station This article is about Tsuen Wan Station of the MTR, for the line of the same name, see Tsuen Wan Line. ... Logo of the MTR corporation Causeway Bay station on the Island Line. ... Prince Edward station in Kowloon, part of Kwun Tong Line and the Tsuen Wan Line. ... Volksvagen minibus A minibus is a motor vehicle that is designed to carry fewer people than a full-size bus. ... Obverse side of a standard adult card. ... Tsuen Wan Station This article is about Tsuen Wan Station of the MTR, for the line of the same name, see Tsuen Wan Line. ...


3 Kam Sheung Road Station would be expanded in the future, and act as an interchange station between the West Rail main line and the Northern Link extension. At the time being, Kam Sheung Road serves as a plain through station without any interchange facilities. Kam Sheung Road is a KCRC station station located between Pat Heung and Kam Tin. ...


Improvement solution of signalling system

In August 2005, Michael Tien announced that 90% of breakdowns of the signalling system are due to failure of axle counters. 45% of the whole line is elevated, which makes power lines easier to be hit by lightning, therefore causing such breakdowns. The average distance between two stations is 3km, which results in a longer time for engineers to repair the signalling system. The most serious breakdown happened on 21 July 2005 and caused a delay of up to 40 minutes, which exceeds the total journey time of 30 minutes. Therefore, West Rail was thought to have more signalling system failures. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in August August 31: Michael Sheard August 26: Lord Fitt August 24: Jack Slipper August 24: Maurice Cowling August 24: Dr. Tom Pashby August 23: Brock Peters August 22: Lord Lane August 21: Robert Moog August... Michael Tien Puk Sun (田北辰) is the younger brother of legislator James Tien Pei Chun. ... An axle counter is a device on a railway that detects the passing of a train in lieu of the more common track circuit. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


For this reason, KCRC decided to throw over HK$10M to improve the signalling system, including hiring foreign railway experts and finding solutions to decrease the down-time.


See also

The promotional ad of West Rail Sightseeing Bus West Rail Sightseeing Bus service was run as a temporary additional service of West Rail. ...

External links

  • KCRC Official Site
    • map
  • West Rail


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