Written by: Huang Yingjin
Last update date: 2021-06-13 13:23
The second phase of the Tunma Line will be opened soon, and Songhuangtai Station will be open to the public today (13th).
Descendants of the Zhao clan came to visit, claiming that the completion of Songhuangtai Station had "significant significance" to the Zhao clan.
Many railway fans also came to visit. Some residents living nearby said that it will be more convenient to travel after the opening of the new station. "There are many choices to go to other places."
Overwhelming response on open days, every 3 minutes during peak hours
The second phase of the Tuen Ma Line will open to traffic on the 27th of this month, with a total of 27 stations along the line, which will open up New Territories West, Kowloon and New Territories East.
Among them, Songhuangtai Station held an open day today (13th), allowing citizens to visit the station first. The open day is divided into 8 periods, each with 200 admission tickets, each ticket can be used for 4 citizens to enter, attracting many railways Fans and citizens came to the scene to take pictures and punch cards.
The trains on both sides of Songhuangtai Station can be boarded. The train runs every 3 minutes during the morning rush hour. It is estimated that the journey time from Songhuangtai to Tsuen Wan West is about 24 minutes, and the journey time from Songhuangtai to Tsim Sha Tsui East is about 11 minutes. minute.
There are also many art decorations in the station. It is understood that after the official opening of Songhuangtai Station, some unearthed cultural relics will also be displayed in the station.
Zhao Guangxin (left) also pointed out that the last emperor of the Southern Song Dynasty had stayed in Kowloon City, and the development of Hong Kong and Kowloon City, and the completion of Song Huangtai Station, "has great significance to our Zhao family."
(Photo by Huang Yingjin)
Zhao Family: A landmark in Song Huangtai
Zhao Guangxin, the twenty-eighth descendant of the Wei Wang clan of the Zhao clan, and members of the same clan enter the venue during the first opening hours.
He pointed out that since 2014, he has been striving for the name of Songhuangtai Station, saying: "Songhuangtai is a landmark. There are Songhuangtai Park and Songhuangtai Road. It has excavated many Song Dynasty cultural relics. The reason is that it was previously planned to be called Tuguawan Station." Zhao Guangxin also pointed out that the emperor of the last Southern Song Dynasty had stayed in Kowloon City, and the development of Hong Kong and Kowloon City, and the completion of Song Huangtai Station, "has great significance to the Zhao clan of our country."
Songhuangtai Station held an open day today for citizens to take the lead in visiting the station, attracting many railway fans and citizens to take pictures and check in.
(Photo by Luo Junhao)
Little railway fans visit the new station: Subway station by station is so interesting
10-year-old Zhang and 11-year-old Yu came to visit the station together.
Little friend Zhang said that he has loved railways since he was one year old. He also visited the newly opened Kai Tak Station in February this year. Today, he specially took advantage of the open day to learn more about the history of Emperor Song Dynasty and related historical relics. .
Little friend Zhang also pointed out that he lives near Kowloon City. It is very troublesome to go to the far door on ordinary days. He said: "In the past, you can take a bus. There are some places to go to the bus. Ikea has a subway. There are many options to go to other places."
Mr. Tan's family who lives in Maanshan also came to visit the new station. The 7-year-old child Tan said that he "has the opportunity to see a brand new station" and feels very happy. Mr. Tan thinks that traffic will be more convenient after the opening of traffic.
And Mr. Lee’s family, who lives in Cheung Sha Wan, also brought a 9-year-old little “railroad fan”, Lee, to the station to visit Hong Kong’s infrastructure. Mr. Lee described the design of the station as “not wrong and comfortable”, and the children like railways, calling them “subway”. It’s fun to stop one by one.”
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