- Post 14 July 2009
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A special Early Bird Offer is being launched for residents living near Po Lam and Hang Hau stations beginning on 20 July to tie in with the implementation of the new 3+1 train service arrangement during peak periods on the Tseung Kwan O Line. Passengers entering ticket gates at either station before 8:00am from Monday to Friday will receive one point on their Octopus cards for each journey. For every five points accumulated in each given week, passengers can use the points to redeem a HK$10 MTR Shops cash coupon. The Early Bird Offer will be available for four consecutive weeks, concluding on 14 August. Cash coupons must be redeemed by the Sunday of each week of the promotion.
The Early Bird Offer is aimed at facilitating a smooth transition to the new Tseung Kwan O Line 3+1 service arrangement, which will begin on 20 July. During morning and evening peak periods, the frequency of trains between Tseung Kwan O and North Point stations will be enhanced to two minute 30 seconds from the current two minute 40 seconds. For trains departing from North Point Station, three will head for Po Lam Station while the fourth train will terminate at Tseung Kwan O Station. Passengers on board trains that terminate at Tseung Kwan O Station who wish to continue to Po Lam or Hang Hau stations can alight and wait for the next Po Lam-bound train. This fourth train will continue to LOHAS Park Station beginning on 27 July.
For service during non-peak periods, a shuttle train service will be introduced on 19 July. From 19 to 25 July, the shuttle train will serve Tiu Keng Leng and Tseung Kwan O stations at 12 minute intervals. Once LOHAS Park Station opens on 26 July, the shuttle train service will be extended to LOHAS Park Station.
In addition to the ambassadors, LCD screens on platforms will display the destination of each arriving train and announcements will be made in stations and on board trains.
|Newly installed LCD screens on platforms display the destination of each arriving train. Announcements will be made in stations and on board trains.|
Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)