An electric train on the Kowloon-Canton Railway. Photo: SCMP An electric train on the Kowloon-Canton Railway. Photo: SCMP
An electric train on the Kowloon-Canton Railway. Photo: SCMP

How Hong Kong’s first electrified rail service, the KCR, arrived – late

  • First announced in 1976, the fully electrified Kowloon-Canton Railway was launched in 1983
  • Travel time from Hung Hom to Lo Wu on the fully electrified service was cut from 70 minutes to ‘about 36 minutes’

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An electric train on the Kowloon-Canton Railway. Photo: SCMP An electric train on the Kowloon-Canton Railway. Photo: SCMP
An electric train on the Kowloon-Canton Railway. Photo: SCMP
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