The Canton-Hongkong train at Hung Hom station during a trial run on 16 March 16, 1979. Picture: SCMP

When Guangzhou-Hong Kong through trains resumed service after a 30-year gap

  • The direct service between Canton and Kowloon was halted first during the Sino-Japanese war and later after the communist takeover of China
  • The through-train service restarted in 1979, making Hong Kong the ‘main gateway for foreign tourists to China’
Topic |   From our archives

TOP PICKS

The Canton-Hongkong train at Hung Hom station during a trial run on 16 March 16, 1979. Picture: SCMP
READ FULL ARTICLE