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Hong Kong's West Kowloon Railway Station is newly-built for high-speed train service between Mainland China and Hong Kong. It is the south terminal of Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL). This station is located in West Kowloon, adjacent to West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD).
West Kowloon Station is set to debut on September 23th, 2018, together with Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway. It will be the world's largest underground train staiton.
West Kowloon Station comprises five floors, with four floors underground and one floor above ground, with a total construction area of the station is 400,000 square meters. Most of its facilities are underground. The streamlined ceiling features 4,000 pieces of glasses and more than 16,000 pieces of aluminum sheets, with irregular shapes.
After the service of Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link begins, Hong Kong will be included in the national high-speed rail network. Then West Kowloon Station will be connected to 44 train stations in Mainland China.
West Kowloon Station departs 127 pairs of high-speed trains to Mainland China every day, including 114 pairs of short-distance trains to Futian, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, with an average interval of 10 minutes, 15 minutes and 30 minutes respectively; 13 pairs of long-distance trains to major cities outside Guangdong Province.
Short-distance high-speed train service connect Hong Kong West Kowloon to cities on Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Humen, Guangmingcheng and Qingsheng. Apart from that, West Kowloon Station also depart trains to other cities inside Guangdong Province like Foshan, Shantou, Huizhou, Shanwei and Chaoshan, etc.
West Kowloon operates 13 pairs of cross-border long-distance high-speed trains to 38 major cities outside Guangdong Province, linking Hong Kong directly to Beijing, Shanghai, Changsha, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Quanzhou, Guiyang, Kunming, Zhuzhou, Shijiazhuang, Jinhua and Zhangzhou, etc.
West Kowloon Station sets up Hong Kong Port Area and Mainland Port Area on B2 and B3 floors. Passengers traveling between Hong Kong and Mainland China by high-speed trains can go through entry and exit immigration on the same floor. This new arrangement would save a lot of time and hassle.
Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is planned to become a commuter hub in the future. It enjoys favourable public transportation and has easy access to other parts of the city. West Kowloon Station is adjacent to MTR Austion and Kowloon stations. The newly-built West Kowloon Transport Bus Teminus is set up on the ground floor, providing extensive local public bus routes and long-distance coach service.
The following three ways of transportation conveniently get you to and from West Kowloon Station.
Through the footbridges on the first floor above the ground and underground pedestrian tunnels, a 2-3 minutes' walk can get you from West Kowloon Station to MTR Austin Station, and 10-12 minutes' walk to MTR Kowloon Station, which allows fast transfer between high-speed railway and subway.
Through MTR, you can easily move from the West Kowloon Station to other regions of Hong Kong:
There are 14 bus routes from West Kowloon Bus Terminus to various regions of Hong Kong, they are W1, W2, W3, 36X, 36B, 42A, 46, 60X, 63X, 69X, 81, 95, 268X and 271.
Taxi stands are available on the ground floor, B1 and B2 floors.