The KCRC has unveiled a $20 million makeover of the track configuration at its Hunghom terminus ahead of the commissioning of its Tsim Sha Tsui extension in 2004. The makeover project, due to be completed by year's end, will significantly increase the speed and reliability of trains entering and departing the station, according to Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation officials. The biggest component of the planned works will be the simplification of the existing track layout to accommodate more trains in the station as passenger demand continues to grow, particularly for train services to the mainland. When completed, the maximum capacity of the station will have been increased to 27 trains per hour from each direction from the present 22. The works will also help increase the speed of trains entering Hunghom to 50km/h. As part of the works some disruption to services between Hunghom and Mongkok will occur on July 26 and 27.