MTR Tung Chung Line: Tung Chung to Hong Kong by Train – No Problems with Repaired Tung Chung MTR Station

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Tung Chung MTR Station was destroyed in September by protesters by removing or smashing station fittings including turnstiles, clocks, ticket machines, anything with a glass facade, CCTV cameras and lamps, before setting fire to a barricade outside the station. However, when I went to the station in order to catch the MTR Tung Chung Line to Hong Kong, nothing looked out of place as to what I remembered it to be.

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Heading to the ticket gates.

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Heading into the turnstiles. The only thing out of place is a sticker over a damaged screen of the turnstile which has not been replaced yet.

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Tapping my Octopus card to enter the paid area.

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Heading down the stairs to the platform.

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There was a waiting train already at the platform.

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2 minutes to departure.

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The dynamic route map on the Tung Chung Line A-Stock Train. If there was one thing that wasn’t working in Tung Chung, this is it, though I doubt it’s protest-related, but rather surprisingly, failed MTR maintenance.

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The vehicular bridge to the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities for the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge and future Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok Link.

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The flying junction to connect with the North Lantau Highway.

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A new MTR CNR Changchun EMU (C-Train) for the Kwun Tong Line at Siu Ho Wan Depot.

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A sticker at Nam Cheong ready to reveal the Tuen Ma Line.

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Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station is reflected on the dynamic route map.

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Arriving at Sunny Bay with a MTR Rotem EMU (K-Train) heading west for Tung Chung.

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Making a brief stop at Sunny Bay. Quite understandably, there are no more tourists or families with kids transferring into my train here.

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Heading on to the Tsing Ma Bridge with a view of the water below.

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The healthy crowd into the city on a weekday evening as usual.

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Making a brief stop at Kowloon.

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Arrived at Hong Kong with a notice stating the early closure time on the information screen.

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The journey from Tung Chung to Hong Kong took 27 minutes.

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Taking the underground paid link from Hong Kong station to Central station.

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Whoever said that Hong Kong was empty, didn’t take the MTR.

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Entering Central station to change to the Island Line.

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Heading down the escalators to the Island Line platform for Kennedy Town.

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Waiting for the Island Line train to take me to my hotel.

Overall, a pretty normal ride on the MTR Tung Chung Line. No protesters, no disruptions, nothing out of the ordinary at all. Just like how it was before.

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