Commuters wait to board a Kowloon-Canton Railway train at the new Tai Wai station in 1986. The KCR was criticised at its inception for being a ‘white elephant’ but proved to be very popular. Photo: SCMP

How Kowloon-Canton Railway history sheds light on the need for Hong Kong’s express rail to the mainland

Hua Guo and Victor Zheng say the Kowloon-Canton Railway was once considered a ‘white elephant’ by the public too, but the officials of the day knew that it was a necessary investment for Hong Kong’s economic future

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Commuters wait to board a Kowloon-Canton Railway train at the new Tai Wai station in 1986. The KCR was criticised at its inception for being a ‘white elephant’ but proved to be very popular. Photo: SCMP
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