The Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR) Trains
The Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR) mainly runs on three local lines from Kowloon to the New Territories and three out lines from Kowloon up to the mainland. It is the main transportation channel which connects Kowloon, New Territories with the mainland.
Kowloon-Canton Eastern Railway: Luohu, north New Territories, Shatian to Kowloon (Hung Hom Station)
Kowloon-Canton Western Railway: West New Territories to Kowloon, ( Nam Cheong st. Sham Shui Po)
Light Transit Railway: Tuen Mun in west New Territories to Yuen Long
Cantoon-Kowloon Through Railway: Guangdong to Kowloon (Hung Hom Station)
Shanghai-Kowloon Through Railway: Shanghai to Kowloon (Hung Hom Station)
Beijing-Kowloon Through Railway: Beijing to Kowloon (Hung Hom Station)
Operating time: operating time varies based on different lines. It is from 5:30 in the morning to 12:30 at midnight for Kowloon-Canton Eastern Railway and Western Railway.
Tips: There are light transit railways running between New Territories, Tuen Mun and Yuen Long, and buses to those relatively remote areas as well.
Hong Kong Railway Station
Location: Hong Kong Railway Station is located in Cheong Wan Road, Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Hung Hom Station, formerly Known as Kowloon Station is the terminal station of both the East Rail Line and West Rail Line in Hong Kong. At the same time, it is also the center of the Hong Kong Metro Railway Station. Hung Hom Station, located in the West Rail Line, was opened in 1914. It is 2,407 kilometers from Beijing West Railway Station and 35 kilometers from Shenzhen Railway Station.
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Introduction of the Railway Station Building
There are 7 platforms in MTR Hung Hum Station since its official opening. The outside wall in the north is marked with P1 to P7. Platform 1 and Platform 4 are exclusive to the east line while Platform 2 and Platform 3 are for the west line. Platform 5 and Platform 6 are exclusive to inter-city through trains coming from and going to mainland China, so they belong to out-of-bounds area. As for Platform 7, it is only for freight transport and not opened for passengers.
With the merging of metro and railway and the approach of the centenary of Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, most of the east line stations have been renovated. Among them, the platforms of the Hung Hum Station not only had their floors renovated, but were also equipped with new white chairs. After the Kowloon south railway was opened to traffic, many advanced LCD screens were installed on the platforms. They enabled the passengers to know whether they should go across the opposite platform or go through the Hall to transfer for trains leaving sooner. Passengers should also pay attention to the fact that the number of train carriages on the east railway is different from that of trains on the west line. Passengers entering the station on the second or third carriage of trains of the east line should go near the center of the platforms to transfer to the west line.
What is worth mentioning here is that there are washrooms in both of these two island-styled platforms. It is among the few stations that have washrooms on their platforms at present (the others are the University Station, Xin’ao Station and Disney Station). This can be called a special feature of the station.
There are 14 exits in the station distributed in various station halls. At each exit stand direction boards indicating buildings and infrastructures around the exit.
Exit A Concourse and Exiting B Concourse
A - Exiting Hall A – Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Exit A1 - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Bus Station of the Toll-Collection Square of Cross-Harbor Tunnel, East Tsim Sha Tsui
Exit A2 – Bus Terminus
Exit A3 – China Travel Service Xie Ji Warehouse, Station of Shuttle Minibus, Wanguo Funeral Parlor, Kowloon Public Mortuary, Shisheng Funeral Parlor, World Funeral Parlor
Exit B Concourse
Exit B1 – South Coast, Hong Kong Community College, Hung Hum Bay Center, Hung Hum District, Royal Peninsula, Students’ dormitory of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Whampoa Garden
Exit B2 - Harbor Plaza Metropolis, Airport Shuttle Bus, Bus Terminus, Taxi Stand, Metropolis, Metropolis Veranda, Metropolis Building
Hall for Inter-City through Trains/ Exit C Concourse
Exiting Hall C - Metropolis
Exit C1 – Bus Terminus, Bus Station of the Toll-Collection Square of Cross-Harbor Tunnel, South Coast, Hong Kong Community College, Hung Hum Bay Center, Hung Hum District, Royal Peninsula, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Whampoa Garden
Exit C2 – Metropolis, Airport Shuttle Bus, Cross-Harbor Taxi Stand, Harbor Plaza Metropolis, Harbor front Horizon All-Suite Hotel, Harborview Horizon Hotel, area for car stop, Metropolis Veranda, Metropolis Building
Exit C3 – Hong Kong Coliseum, China hem Golden Plaza, Bus Station of the Toll-Collection Square of Cross-Harbor Tunnel, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Science Museum, Nikko Hong Kong Hotel, Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, Xindonghai Commercial Center, New Wenhua Center, South Seas Center, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, East Tsim Sha Tsui
Exit D Concourse
D - Exiting Hall D – Hong Kong Coliseum
Exit D1 - Bus Station of the Toll-Collection Square of Cross-Harbor Tunnel, Concordia Plaza, Harbor Crystal Center, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Science Museum, Nikko Hong Kong Hotel, Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, Xindonghai Commercial Center, New Wenhua Center, South Seas Center, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, East Tsim Sha Tsui
Exit D2 – Hong Kong Coliseum
Exit D3 – Hong Kong ColiseumExit D4 – Hong Kong ColiseumExit D5 - International Mail Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade
Exit D6 - Harbor Plaza Metropolis, Inter-City Passenger Transport Service Center, Inter-City Through Trains, MTR Hong Kong Hung Hom Building, Multi-layer Parking Lot, Metropolis, Metropolis Veranda, Metropolis Building
Outside of the Hung Hum Station Concourse, there are Bus Terminus, Minibus Terminus and Taxi Station. Many buses, minibuses and taxis go round Hong Kong. At the same time, there are also many transfer taxis and airport shuttles by which passengers can go around the Hong Kong International Airport. It is quite convenient.
There are two footbridges next to the Hung Hum Station. These footbridges are used to connect the Station Concourse and the Bus Station on the Hong Kong Cross Harbor Tunnel Square. It is convenient for passengers to go around the Hong Kong by transferred Tunnel bus. In addition, there are also 3 bus routes that go around Tsim Sha Tsui or Yuen Long on Salisbury Road next to the Tunnel Square.