[East Rail/Sha-Central Line/Convention Station] The cross-sea section of the East Rail opened to traffic today (15th). MTR arranged a special first train, which departed from the Convention Station at 5:25 this morning.
Some railway fans were even nine hours earlier. Last night (14th), they queued outside the exhibition station at 8:00 to welcome the opening of the East Rail Transit section and experience the historical moment of the East Rail crossing the sea.
Luo Zhechen (Student Luo), a railway fan who became famous with the song "Tuen Ma is Really Excited", was invited by the MTR earlier to film the MV "East Rail Crossing the Sea, Really Excited" to show off his singing voice.
This morning, Luo also went to the exhibition station to board the special first bus to cross the sea.
He arrived outside the exhibition station at about 4 o'clock this morning, and said with a smile: "I have never been in the first position, I just want to witness the first bus, because I think it is boring to witness the first position, so I go with the class. It is very dangerous for me to force and rush in together.”
▼In the early morning of May 15th, the special first train of the East Rail Transit section will leave from the exhibition station▼
Luo: I have been looking forward to the opening of the cross-sea section since the third and fourth grades of primary school
Although he filmed an advertisement for the opening of the MTR to show his singing voice earlier, he said that the MTR did not make special arrangements for him today.
When asked what preparations he had made for the opening of the cross-sea section today, he said: "To prepare a person today is enough to fight." He also said that he did not plan to sing again today.
Luo, who is currently studying in Secondary 6, said that he knew that the East Rail Line would cross the sea in the future since he was in the third and fourth grade of primary school, and he was looking forward to the opening of the train.
However, he also said that after the entire line is switched to nine-car trains with the opening of the sea section, it is believed that it will be more crowded.
In his personal experience, even in the age of 12-car trains, he had to wait until the fourth train to get on the train successfully.
A railway fan named Luo came to the scene to wait for the special first train that crossed the sea. He said that he had been looking forward to the opening of the train since he learned that the East Railway would cross the sea in elementary school.
(Photo by Huang Weilun)
Luo is wearing a yellow and black windbreaker today, not wearing the red "combat clothes" of the past. He joked that he just wore the same clothes by coincidence before, and was asked by the MTR to wear the same clothes to shoot an advertisement.
He pointed out that the weather is cold today, so put on a windbreaker.
When the Tuen Ma Line opened to traffic last year, railway fan Luo Zhechen sang in front of the camera his own modified lyrics "I'm really excited about the opening of Tuen Ma" while waiting for the first train, which aroused heated discussions among netizens.
The cross-sea section of the East Rail is about to open to traffic. MTR produced a promotional MV "East Rail Crossing the Sea is Really Excited" for the opening of the East Rail Cross-sea Section, and invited this well-known railway fan to sing a song with the words changed from "Lv Zhuzi" New song, "Hung Hom Connecting to Hong Kong Island Super Excited".
40-minute drive from Sheung Shui to Admiralty The first southbound bus to Sheung Shui leaves every day at 5:40
With the official opening of the sea section, the MTR has also updated the service schedule of the East Rail on its website.
According to the website information, the daily first bus from Sheung Shui southbound to Admiralty will leave from Sheung Shui Station at 5:40 in the morning, and the journey time is 40 minutes.
Passengers need to pay attention, however, as the service hours of Admiralty Station are different from those of Hung Hom Station. According to the MTR website, the last train of East Rail southbound to Admiralty departs from Sheung Shui at 00:4 a.m., but from Sheung Shui. The last train to Hung Hom leaves at 0:34, that is, the last train to Sheung Shui Station will not arrive at Admiralty.
The first daily northbound East Rail train in Hung Hom runs earlier than Admiralty Station
For the first bus service to the east rail northbound, please also note that the service time of the cross-sea section is different.
According to the service hours information on the MTR website, the first northbound East Rail train from Admiralty to Sheung Shui departs at 6:4 a.m. and the station opens at 5:54; however, the East Rail service from Hung Hom Station to Sheung Shui leaves The time of the first northbound train is 5:30, that is, the first northbound train does not depart from Hong Kong Island Station.
▼Farewell to the old platform of East Rail Line Hung Hom Station in the early morning of May 15▼
▼May 9 MTR East Rail Line Convention and Exhibition Station Open Day▼
East Rail Crossing the Sea | Citizens say goodbye to the 47-year history of the old platform of Hung Hom Station Father and young son witness the last night of East Rail crossing the sea | Railway fans are nine hours early at the convention and exhibition station. The old platform will complete its mission to witness the change from the East Rail Terminal to the station East Rail Crossing the Sea｜Jinze Peiliao East Rail is enough to handle the passenger flow Take the lead in opening 18 bus lines as the terminus of East Rail | New station and new facilities One by one, Admiralty becomes a super interchange station, Hung Hom, one floor, and one floor to transfer East Rail to cross the sea.