A crew member stands inside a Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed train, Vibrant Express, on Aug. 16, 2018. (Photo: VCG)
The Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed railway will be operational on Sept. 23, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government announced.
Secretary for Transport and Housing of the HKSAR government Frank Chan told a press conference that the cross-border high-speed railway will offer direct services to 44 mainland destinations, among which 38 to be long-haul destinations.
According to Chan,the first train will run from Hong Kong's West Kowloon Station to Shenzhen's North Station in Guangdong Province, and a ticket will cost HK$86 ($11).