Eager commuters thronged the brand new South Island MTR line early this morning to be among the first to catch the train. The first train pulled out of the station at 5.55am, packed with railway fans and local residents eager to see the new line.
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The HK$16.9 billion line adds four new stations – South Horizons, Lei Tung, Wong Chuk Hang and Ocean Park – to the city’s ever-growing railway network. Admiralty has become a “mega” station with six levels to handle interchange traffic for four lines, including the future Sha Tin to Central Link.
The trains on this route are special because passengers in the front compartment are able to see outside the front of the train, just like trains that service Disney.
The first train from the new line arrived in Admiralty at 6.05am, five minutes early.