MTR convenient ticketing and other service enhancements

MTR convenient ticketing and other service enhancements

Buying a Guangzhou-Kowloon Through Train ticket to and from Dongguan or Guangzhou is more convenient than ever. Vouchers for departures within one week are now available at the eInstant Bonus Terminals at 42 MTR stations. Passengers need only to use their Octopus cards to purchase a voucher which they can then present at the Intercity Through
Train Customer Service Centre at Hung Hom Station to obtain their Through Train ticket anytime up to 20 minutes before departure.  This is only one of several service enhancements introduced recently for the MTR Intercity Through Train service.  While waiting for trains to depart in the refurbished Departure Hall at Hung Hom Station, passengers can catch up with their email or surf the internet for free using the five new
Internet Kiosks that have just been installed.  Wi-Fi service at a nominal charge is also available for those wishing to use their own mobile devices. They can continue to enjoy Wi-Fi service on board the Ktt. 
The Ktt train has also been fitted with brand new LCD monitors to provide infotainment programmes during train journeys.
“The Intercity Service is committed to seeking continuous improvement to provide memorable journeys for cross-boundary passengers,” said General Manager – Intercity Ms Carmen Li.  “In addition to the greater ticketing convenience and other value-added services introduced recently, we are also offering passengers a unique taste of Hong Kong.”
Tourists and locals alike can now enjoy Hong Kong-style snacks and drinks both in the Hung Hom Station Departure Hall and onboard Ktt.  Popular item is the mini egg tart made by one of Hong Kong’s most famous bakeries exclusively for Ktt. “The Hong Kong style delicacies are a great snack or they make a great souvenir for
tourists to take home to enjoy with friends and families,” said Ms Li. A selection of MTR souvenirs are now also available on board Ktt for tourists to select as a memento of Hong Kong.


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