"Great Subway" Mass Transit Railway MTR Tip by cjg1

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The MTR is Hong Kong?s subway system. Of course not all trains are below ground. Since the merger with the KCR, the MTR covers just about anywhere you?d want to go. They use modern lightweight articulated trainsets that are open between cars and permanently connected. This allows for the wide long flow of train and makes available more room than individual cars would.

The MTR is very clean compared to most surface transport or subways in America and it is almost always on time. They have count down clocks so you always know when the next train in your direction is coming. Part of what keeps it so clean is that the platforms are enclosed in glass walls with doors that match up to the train doors. This prevents people and items from getting onto the tracks and also allows climate controls to be used in the station.

Yes the MTR is more expensive than most other methods of transit like the bus and mini bus or the ferry across the harbor, but it is so easy I still find myself using it most often.

Of course the best way to use the MTR is with the Oyster Card. This allows you to just touch and go through the gates.

As much as I believe in surface transport in new to you places, when it is bad weather or you just want to get where you?re going, the MTR is the way to go.

Type: Subway/Metro
Website: http://www.mtr.com.hk

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 14, 2012
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