Hong Kong

A train on the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) approaches Kowloon Bay station, on the Kwun Tong line, on 3 May 1988. The MTR runs mainly underground, linking Hong Kong Island with Kowloon on the mainland, and has recently been extended to serve the new airport at Chek Lap Kok and Tung Chung on Lantau Island.
The Kowloon - Canton Railway Corporation oparates a frequent suburban service on the line northwards from Kowloon to the border with "mainland" China at Lo Wu. The picture shows a KCR train approaching Shatin station with a northbound service on 30 September 2000.
Hong Kong is now a Special Administrative Region of China, but border controls remain in place and cross-border trains are relatively infrequent compared with services internal to Hong Kong. DongFeng42170 heads the 9.16 Zhaoqing (Guangdong Province) to Kowloon through Kowloon Tong station on 30 September 2000. (Dong Feng means "East Wind")
Another Chinese through train, the 15.50 Guangzhou Dong to Kowloon, approaches Shatin station behind China Railways locomotive SS80064, on 30 September 2000.

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