For the convenience of passengers travelling around HongKong
As the Saturdays prior to Chinese New Year (CNY) are usually very busy for shopping and pre-CNY gatherings, service on the Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong lines will be stepped up on 14 and 21 January at lunch and dinner time. In addition, on Friday 20 January 2012, the afternoon peak service will commence earlier at 3pm on the Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong, Island and Tseung Kwan O lines.
MTR train service will also be strengthened for the traditional CNY fireworks display on the second night of the Lunar New Year (24 January 2012). As well, holiday-makers travelling overseas are reminded that Airport Express service will be departing every 10 minutes starting 15 January 2012, an enhancement from the current frequency of 12 minutes.
Details of the Lunar New Year service enhancements are available in the attached Annex and on the MTR website www.mtr.com.hk.
CEO of MTR Corporation Mr Jay Walder and a group of MTR volunteers joined the community in preparing for the Chinese New Year by writing auspicious fai chuns with senior citizens at the T.W.G..H. Pong Wing Shiu Neighbourhood Elderly Centre near MTR Choi Hung Station.
“The elders of any community are the guardians of tradition and culture and I appreciate their sharing with me the rich traditions of the Chinese New Year,” said Mr Walder. “I look forward to spending my first Lunar New Year in Hong Kong and celebrating it with the community. At this time, I would like to say Kung Hei Fat Choi and wish everyone a happy, healthy and fruitful Year of the Dragon.”