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Old August 17th, 2009, 02:49 AM   #2721
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Looks like the Hung Hom station got a little renovation, almost couldn't recognize the station..
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Old August 17th, 2009, 02:52 AM   #2722
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Things changing! :P
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Old August 17th, 2009, 03:44 AM   #2723
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So can anyone tell me how long this extension took and its length and cost? Or is this available via Wikipedia? B/c it seemed only a year ago that it started, and its already complete so fast given the extreme density of HK, I find that to be amazing.
3.8km began construction in late 2005, so it took about three years to construct the section between Nam Cheong and TST.

As you said, it's constructed in the compact and busy in TST. Instead of cut-and-cover, a lot of the works in TST were done using blast and drill underground, so it didn't seem to have much work done, but it actually happened relatively quite.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #2724
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:02 AM   #2725
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Just watched some newscasts about KSL opening. Looking forward to more trainspotting pictures + video now.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #2726
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Some videos of the Kowloon Southern Link extension of the West Rail Line

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Old August 18th, 2009, 02:44 AM   #2727
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The following video news link from HK's Cable TV could be find interesting to you. Two news reporters, WONG Wing-kok (with glasses) and SIN Cheung-fung took the West Rail Line and Kowloon Motor Bus Route 260X seperately from Tuen Mun to East Tsim Sha Tsui on the first day of West Rail Line open. Guess who arrived first?

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Old August 18th, 2009, 03:21 AM   #2728
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The following video news link from HK's Cable TV could be find interesting to you. Two news reporters, WONG Wing-kok (with glasses) and SIN Cheung-fung took the West Rail Line and Kowloon Motor Bus Route 260X seperately from Tuen Mun to East Tsim Sha Tsui on the first day of West Rail Line open. Guess who arrived first?

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Not surprised. West Rail heads north to Tin Shui Wai and Yuen Long first and go around before heading south; the bus heads directly onto the expressway going south. West Rail actually has a longer travel distance than the bus although it goes faster without traffic.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 06:19 AM   #2729
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Old August 25th, 2009, 01:40 PM   #2730
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New LRV hits the Road!

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Old August 29th, 2009, 05:37 AM   #2731
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Old August 29th, 2009, 12:29 PM   #2732
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Yummy... some nice eye candy in this episode.
True, true.

Btw, seems to me that these guys, Ben and Jason, are living in the subway. Talk about rail enthusiasts...
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Old August 29th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #2733
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I think the new entrances and station signage designs (metal, red stripes) are supposed to look futuristic, but they just look tacky...perhaps if they somehow could illuminate the metal panels at night or use a different metal. Looks kind of Frank Lloyd Wright futuristic to me.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #2734
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I think the new entrances and station signage designs (metal, red stripes) are supposed to look futuristic, but they just look tacky...perhaps if they somehow could illuminate the metal panels at night or use a different metal. Looks kind of Frank Lloyd Wright futuristic to me.
The MTR logo portion of the sign is illuminated at night.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 02:14 AM   #2735
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The MTR logo portion of the sign is illuminated at night.
But maybe they could have a translucent panel instead of the metal that would glow at night with LEDs; or an uplight reflecting off the metal at night? IDK
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Old September 1st, 2009, 06:05 PM   #2736
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Old September 1st, 2009, 08:17 PM   #2737
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It's pretty neat.
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It's pretty neat.
It's not neat...it's frickin' cool!
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Old September 6th, 2009, 03:40 AM   #2739
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Is that art going to be permanent in Lai King?
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