The Mid-autumn Festival long weekend is coming. The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) starts operating today, a day before the Mid-autumn Festival.
Do you have any plan for going to Hong Kong? From today, the high speed rail will offer you a faster way to visit Hong Kong.
Here is all you need to know about the XRL.
At opening, a total of 114 services will run daily between Hong Kong and Guangzhou. The short-routes include 30 trains between West Kowloon and Guangzhou South, and a further 25 linking Hong Kong to both Shenzhen North and Futian stations. There will also be 12 weekend-only services in operation. A train will be available every 15 to 30 minutes.
Moreover, West Kowloon station will connect to 14 cities in mainland China with 13 services every day, the destinations being: Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Guilin, Guiyang, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Fuzhou, Xiamen and Shantou.
The XRL runs from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station north to 44 major cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and more. Journey time will be reduced to just 14-minutes to Shenzhen Futian Station and a 47-minutes to Guangzhou South Station.