CHINA Hong Kong's longest railway line to open fully on June 27

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Hong Kong's longest railway line to open fully on June 27

Xinhua

20:49, June 26, 2021

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HONG KONG, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Tuen Ma Line, the longest railway line in Hong Kong, will fully open on Sunday, running through eastern and western New Territories and Kowloon.

Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, officiated at a ceremony celebrating the opening of Tuen Ma Line on Saturday, saying the railway line is another major transport infrastructure completed by the current HKSAR government.

The HKSAR government will continue to improve Hong Kong's railway network to make it more convenient for the public to travel, she added.

The 56 km-long Tuen Ma Line has 27 stations and connects Tuen Mun to Wu Kai Sha of the New Territories, making Hong Kong's railway network more comprehensive.

Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 was opened on Feb. 14, 2020.

One of the challenges in the construction of Tuen Ma Line was heritage conservation. A large number of relics were found when Sung Wong Toi Station was being built. The HKSAR government decided to conserve most of the important relics in situ and display the archaeological finds in the concourse of the station.

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