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Sunday, June 23, 2019, 16:55
HK cross-border rail link serves over 14m visits
By Xinhua
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 16:55 By Xinhua

In this Sept 23, 2018 photo, passengers enjoy their time on board a high-speed train from Shenzhen North to Hong Kong. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG – The Hong Kong section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) has served over 14 million visits between the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and cities in the Chinese mainland since its opening last year.

The average daily patronage reached over 54,000, with over 65,000 on weekends currently, MTR, the operator of the cross-border rail link, announced on Saturday.

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MTR set up an opinion zone at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station for the second time on June 21 and 22 to invite feedback from passengers with an aim to further enhance customer experience.

Over 60 MTR staff members joined the opinion zone to collect passengers' views on the express rail link service and station facilities. More than 300 passengers expressed their opinions, according to MTR.

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As the first high speed rail in the HKSAR, the 26-km Hong Kong section of XRL commenced its opening on Sept 23 last year.

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