By South China Morning Post

Running from West Kowloon to Shenzhen and Guangzhou, the new rail link offers a super-fast connection between Hong Kong and multiple destinations on the Mainland.

What is the high-speed rail?

Commencing operation in 2018, this new 26km high-speed train links Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Shenzhen. The high-speed rail runs underground through dedicated tunnels, passing under Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kwai Tsing, Tsuen Wan and Yuen Long. It’s the fastest option for land-based, cross-border transport between Hong Kong and the Mainland.

It also connects directly with China’s high-speed rail network in Shenzhen, linking the SAR with six short-haul destinations in the Guangzhou-Shenzhen section and several stations throughout Mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin, Kunming and Urumqi. Combined, the Hong Kong and China rail links form the largest high-speed rail network in the world.

So how fast does it go?

Travelling at 200km/h, the high-speed rail takes just 48 minutes to go from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Guangzhou.

Inside The Trains


Each row of seats rotates
Light Built-in power sockets Video display screen

Passengers by train

581 passengers
The number of passengers on each train equates to 117 cars, each containing 5 people

See more details at South China Morning Post.

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