Mr Frank Chan Fan, the Secretary for Transport and Housing Bureau of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,told the press on January 15th that Hong Kong Authority has reached a consensus with China Railway Corporation on schedule and fares on the long-expected Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed trains, and initial ticket fares are priced to be 80 to 260 Hong Kong dollar.
According to Xinhua News Agency, Mr Frank Chan Fan also disclosed prices for different routes.
☝ Mr Frank Chan Fan from Hong Kong Transport and Housing Bureau Made a Press Release January 15th in Beijing.
As it's told by Mr. Chan, ticket price would be 80 HKD, 90 HKD, 210 HKD or 260 HKD to travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen Futian Railway Station, from Hong Kong to Shenzhen North Railway Station, from Hong Kong to Humen Railway Station or from Hong Kong to Guangzhou South Railway Station.
Ticket prices for Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed train are more competitve than that of Guangzhou-Hong Kong Through Train as the high speed railway has advantages in speed, comfort and traveling time.
Mr. Chan told reporter that at the start 114 pairs of high speed trains would be put into operation during 130-days peak travel period which includes Mainland China and Hong Kong public holidays, July and August Summer Vacation, of which, 84 pairs of trains would terminate at Shenzhen Futian Railway Station or Shenzhen North Railway Station and the remaining 30 pairs would terminate at either Humen Railway Station or Guangzhou South Railway Station.
"Number of the high speed trains would be increased or reduced accordingly to make it more suitable with the traffic volume.", Mr. Chan noted.
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