HONG KONG, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- The pre-sales of tickets for Hong Kong's upcoming high-speed rail link with the Chinese mainland will start on Sept. 10, the operator announced Friday.
The MTR Corporation, operator of the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL), said it will launch the pre-sales of tickets on the same day with the Chinese mainland railway operator.
The pre-sales will include tickets for all the short haul journeys to and from the Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and the six stations in the Chinese mainland, as well as all the medium to long haul journeys connecting to 38 destinations.
Passengers can purchase tickets through the ticketing counters and ticket machines at the Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, or through online ticketing and tele-ticketing systems.
"From the Hong Kong West Kowloon Station Open Days held earlier, we saw the enthusiasm and anticipation of residents and passengers towards the opening of the high speed rail," said MTR CEO Lincoln Leong.
The 26-kilometer Hong Kong Section of the XRL, starting from the Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and linking Hong Kong with the Chinese mainland, is set to be commissioned on Sept. 23.