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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Rail tracks linked for East Rail's cross-harbor extension

Around 150 workers are expected to finish linking railway tracks of the existing MTR East Rail Line to the newly constructed section at Hung Hom station on Sunday to pave the way for a cross-harbor extension next year.
East Rail service between Mong Kok East and Hung Hom stations are suspended on Sunday for the seventh time this year to facilitate critical bifurcation works for East Rail Line's cross-harbor section.

The extension will provide railway services from Hung Hom Station to Admiralty Station, via the new Exhibition Centre Station at Wan Chai North. Its expected commissioning date is June to July 2022.

Jacob Kam Chak-pui, chief executive of MTR, had said the bifurcation works at Hung Hom station went well and expected October 31 to be the last day of suspension of service between Mong Kok East and Hung Hom stations.

On Sunday, point-to-point free shuttle bus services between Hung Hom and Kowloon Tong stations are provided. But MTR advises passengers to take alternative routes via the Tsuen Wan Line, Kwun Tong Line or West Rail Line at interchange stations including Kowloon Tong, Prince Edward, Mong Kok, Mei Foo and East Tsim Sha Tsui stations.

Around 280 staffers have been deployed to offer assistance to passengers on East Rail Line.

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