Category Archives: Hong Kong

Trains and boats and (later) planes #2

It only takes 5 minutes or so to get from Kowloon Tong to the main Hung Hom terminus.  I left the platform and took the exit for the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, that runs about a mile along Victoria harbour, from … Continue reading

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Trains and boats and (later) planes #1

Saturday was my last day in Hong Kong.  I got up late, making the most of the opportunity for a lie in, and after breakfast set out for Hong Kong Island and an early lunch with an old friend.  The weather this week has … Continue reading

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Wandering West Rail

Back in Hong Kong for a week, but despite having a weekend here before starting work, I haven’t got around that much.  The temperature is a pleasant 23-26C, but 85% humidity makes walking around like wading through soup (not that … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – Pig train memories

Browsing around the internet I found a picture that brought back not entirely pleasant memories.  It’s 1984, and you are standing on the subterranean platform at Mong Kok, first station up the line from the Hung Hom, Kowloon, terminus of … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – The Railway Museum

Today we’ll have a stroll around the HK Railway Museum.  When HK does bother to preserve anything, they usually do it well.  The museum is a very pleasant place to visit for an hour or two, and is also a … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – Riding East Rail

On New Year’s Day I worked in my hotel for the morning, but spent the afternoon exploring.  A five minute walk from the hotel took me to Ngau Tau Kok MTR line.  An investment of HK$55 (about £4.50) gave me a … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – Dr Beeching in reverse

Hong Kong just can’t get enough railways….  Here’s a brief potted history so far. The beginning of the present day railway network in Hong Kong goes back over one hundred years. The idea of connecting Hong Kong and China with … Continue reading

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