CHINA HK section of Guang-Shen-HK high-speed rail to be operational next month

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HK section of Guang-Shen-HK high-speed rail to be operational next month

By Zhan Huilan | People's Daily app

20:17, August 23, 2018

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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).

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