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Hong Kong subway: map, photo, description

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Hong Kong is a huge metropolis and the best way to get around it is to use the Mass Transit Railway. The Hong Kong Metro began operations in 1979 and has become the city's most popular public transport system. Almost half of the urban population - about 4.2 million people use the metro every day. Subway stations are located in almost all areas of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong's rail transport was designed to solve the transportation problem of its population. Today, the rail transport system, which has 152 stations - 84 railway and 68 light metro, copes with this task. However, the needs of the metropolis are increasing and the metro is constantly expanding. Hong Kong's general transport network consists of rail, light rail, airport express, intercity rail and subway. Fun fact: the new western metro line will have one of the deepest tunnels in metro history..

Hong Kong subway opening hours

Hong Kong Metro's operating hours are different for each line, but mostly trains run from 05:30 or 06:00 to 1:00 am, seven days a week. Peak hours are from 08:30 to 09:00 and from 18:00 to 19:00. At this time, trains run at reduced intervals every 2 to 3 minutes. Stations announced in English, Cantonese and more recently Chinese.

Hong Kong subway tickets

The Hong Kong Metro uses a unified fare system. Fares range from HK $ 4 to $ 26 depending on the travel area. At most metro stations, you can buy a one-way ticket or a rechargeable card.
Hong Kong subway tickets (magnetic stripe cards) can be bought from machines at stations, rechargeable cards (including octopus cards) are sold at the box office. Only cash is accepted for payment. Octopus cards are contactless cards that are currently used not only in transport, but also in other areas of life, to pay for various services. And also for personal identification in government agencies.
The Hong Kong metro has a reduced fare for children from 3 to 12 years old and the elderly. Discounts are available for students and pupils aged 12 to 25 (except for Aeroexpress trains). For children under 3 years old travel is free.
In the late 1990s, the Hong Kong metro began organizing arts promotion events. The metro periodically hosts concerts, exhibitions, fashion shows and other cultural events.

Pictures of Hong Kong subway

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  • Hong Kong subway: map, photo, description
  • Hong Kong subway: map, photo, description
  • Hong Kong subway: map, photo, description
  • Hong Kong subway: map, photo, description