Past -> History Glance

The following table shows a list of past important events of the Mass Transit Railway in a chronological order.

Day
Month
Year
Event(s)
 
09
1967
Hong Kong Mass Transport Study
 
 
1970
Hong Kong Mass Transit Further Studies (52.7 km long Track Proposed)
 
 
1972
Initial System (20 km Track approved)
 
 
1973
1 Contract for constructing the Initial System
 
 
1974
Modified Initial System (by shortening the Initial System to 15.6 km)
 
 
1974
Contract Splits into smaller Contracts
 
11
1975
Modified Initial System/Kwun Tong Line Construction Starts
 
07
1977
Approval of the Construction of Tsuen Wan Line
 
11
1978
Tsuen Wan Line Construction Starts
30
09
1979
Shek Kip Mei <-> Kwun Tong Opens
01
01
1980
Tsim Sha Tsui <-> Shek Kip Mei Opens
12
02
1980
Chater <-> Tsim Sha Tsui Opens
 
10
1981
Approval of the Construction of Island Line
10
05
1982
Lai King <-> Tsuen Wan Opens
17
05
1982
Prince Edwards <-> Lai King Opens
 
 
1984
Construction of Eastern Harbour Crossing
 
05
1985
Tai Wo Hau Opens
31
05
1985
Admiralty <-> Chai Wan Opens
Lai Wan --> Mei Foo
Argyle --> Mong Kok
Chater --> Central
Waterloo --> Yau Ma Tei
23
05
1986
Sheung Wan <-> Admiralty Opens
06
08
1989
Kwun Tong Line Extends to Quarry Bay
01
10
1989
Lam Tin Station Opens
 
03
1996
Tracks are started to be installed for the Lantau Airport Railway (LAR)
 
08
1996
Olympic Station Completes
 
12
1996
Tung Chung Station Completes
 
01
1997
Lai King Expansion Completes
28
02
1997
Rambler Bridge Built
 
05
1997
Tsing Yi Station Completes
 
07
1997
First Engineering Vehicle for Lantau Airport Railway Arrives
 
09
1997
Kowloon Station Completes
09
1997
21
06
1998
Opening Ceremony at Hong Kong Station
22
06
1998
Tung Chung Line Starts to serve passengers
06
07
1998
Airport Express Line In Service
27
09
2001
QBR Completes
18 08 2002 First Phase of Tseung Kwan O Line (TKL) Completes
      West Rail Connects to Mei Foo Station
07 12 2003 Nam Cheong Station Opens
      East Rail Connects to Tsim Sha Tsui Station

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