Roving Exhibitions on Railway Development

A roving exhibition on railway development entitled "In Railways, We Unite" will be organised from tomorrow (July 6) to mid-November at major shopping centres and commercial complexes.

A government spokesman said the aim of the exhibition was to enable the public to understand more about railway development in Hong Kong and the benefit to them.

"In the next five years, $57 billion will be spent on six projects creating 7,000 job opportunities. This will also bring the commissioning of one new railway each year in the next five years, " the spokesman added.

The five new railways are: the Tseung Kwan O line that will start operation in August, the West Rail in 2003, the Ma On Shan to Tai Wai Rail Lin and the Tsim Sha Tsui Extension in 2004, the Penny's Bay Rail Link in 2005 and the Sheung Shui to Lok Ma Chau Spur Line in 2007.

The exhibition will comprise of the display of exhibit panels, an interactive model showing the existing and future railway alignments and a computer game. Souvenirs will be given to computer game players who have answered all questions correctly.

Detailed schedules of the exhibitions are as follows:

Venue Show Date Scale of Exhibit

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Fantasy Island, 6-12 July full-scale

Tsing Yi Maritime Square


KCR Mong Kok Station 15-21 July Panels only


Telford Plaza I, Kowloon Bay 24-31 July Panels only


KCR Hung Hom Station 2-8 August Full Scale


KCR Tai Po Market Station 10-16 August Panels only


MTR Tsuen Wan Station 22-24 August 2002 Panels only


Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices 4-17 September Panels only

End/Friday, July 5, 2002