The preparation of the West Kowloon Terminus has been completed ahead of the opening of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link in September, according to the Shenzhen Online Information Office.
The Vibrant Express that will serve the Hong Kong section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link. (Photo: thepaper.cn)
At a media briefing by the Mass Transit Railway Corporation held at the West Kowloon Terminus on Thursday, the preparation of travel planning, ticketing, and arrival, transfer, and departure facilities has been completed. This includes facilities for luggage security screening and immigration check for passengers heading to the Chinese mainland.
The interior of West Kowloon station in Hong Kong on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Photo: VCG)
Passengers can buy tickets for the express rail service using self-service ticket vending machines or at ticket offices at the West Kowloon station, or through travel agents, a sales hotline, or online.
The 26-kilometer-long Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Rail, starting from the West Kowloon Terminus, is financed by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and built by MTR. Test runs of the train service started in April.