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East Rail Crossing the Sea | The only first-class Tian Beichen advocates the cancellation of MTR reservations: there is a certain demand

2022-05-16T23:44:07.840Z

The cross-sea section of the MTR East Rail Line opened to traffic on Sunday (15th), becoming the fourth cross-sea railway. One of the major features of the East Rail Line is that it is currently the only railway line with first-class carriages. However, with the whole line being changed to nine-car trains



The cross-sea section of the MTR East Rail Line opened to traffic on Sunday (15th), becoming the fourth cross-sea railway.

One of the major features of the East Rail Line is that it is currently the only railway line with first-class carriages.

However, with the whole line being changed to nine-car trains, some MPs suggested canceling the first-class carriages to make up for the drop in passenger capacity.


The founder of a special page on a social platform concerned with railway development said that there are historical factors in the existence of first-class carriages, and he believes that the MTR should not cancel first-class carriages until it has exhausted other methods to increase passenger capacity.

He also pointed out that many passengers are willing to pay more money in exchange for a more comfortable environment, so taking the first class, just like yesterday, the first working day when the first-class carriage was full, and he believes that there is still a certain demand.

The MTR responded that the first-class service of the East Rail Line has a long history, and passengers still have a certain demand for the first-class service, so the relevant arrangements are retained.


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The Kowloon-Canton Railway was initially divided into three classes of carriages

Looking through the information, since the Kowloon-Canton Railway (English section), the predecessor of East Rail, was opened to traffic in 1910, there were first-class carriages, and second-class and third-class carriages were further divided in that year; until 1976, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Bureau officially The second and third classes are cancelled, and they are unified into ordinary carriages.

▼East Rail Train Evolution▼


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Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor asked about the fare of the first-class carriage

Generally speaking, first-class carriages are twice as expensive as regular carriages, but the seats are more spacious and comfortable.

When the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, attended the opening ceremony of the East Rail Crossing section recently, she also made a special trip to visit the first-class carriage and asked about its fare.

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Tian Beichen urged to cancel first class to increase passenger capacity

Tian Beichen, a member of the Legislative Council of the Roundtable on Actual Politics, said that after switching to nine-car trains, the passenger capacity was reduced.

However, he also admitted that since the number of doors in first-class cars is different from that of ordinary cars, train services may be affected during the modification period.

The founder of "Train has not arrived at the station": there is a demand for the first-class full-service card service

Ji Junan, the founder of the social platform page "Train Not Arrives", which focuses on railway development, said that first-class carriages are one of the features of the East Rail Line. There are other measures to alleviate the problem, including adding more trains and changing train berths to distribute passengers more evenly, and he believes that first-class carriages should not be eliminated until other options have been exhausted.

Ji said that it can be seen from the display screens along the East Rail Line yesterday that the first-class carriages were also full, proving that there is still a demand for first-class services, and passengers are willing to pay extra for a relatively comfortable journey.

Ji Junan is the founder of the Facebook page "Train has not arrived at the station". He claims to be the station master at the station and pays attention to different railway issues.

(File photo/Photo by Li Zetong)

In fact, at about 8:30 yesterday morning, the reporter also witnessed the full load of the first-class carriage at Sha Tin Station, and many people even stood.

In addition, according to the MTR app, at about 8:30 yesterday morning, the first-class carriages at Tai Wai Station were full.

At about 8:30 this morning, the first-class carriages at Tai Wai Station were also full.

(provided by respondents)

MTR replied that the first-class service of the East Rail Line has a long history and has always been popular with passengers.

According to MTR observation, passengers still have a certain demand for first-class services, so the relevant arrangements will be retained and the railway service arrangements will be reviewed from time to time to meet the different needs of passengers.

▼The situation at Dawei Station in the morning on the first working day after the opening of the East Rail Line crossing the sea on May 16▼


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Source: hk1

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