Date
22 September 2017
MTRC chairman Frederick Ma Si-hang (inset) expects about 30 million visitors to benefit from the special fare program. Photos: HKEJ
MTRC chairman Frederick Ma Si-hang (inset) expects about 30 million visitors to benefit from the special fare program. Photos: HKEJ

MTR to launch special fare program on Oct 1 and 2

MTR Corp. will launch a one-off fare program on Oct. 1 and 2 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The program coincides with National Day and the following weekday, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

Adults holding Octopus cards can enjoy child fare while concessionary card holders including children, the elderly and people with physical disability can travel on a flat rate of HK$1 per journey.

The special fares don’t apply to the Airport Express, MTR Feeder Bus, journeys between Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau stations and East Rail Line First Class Premium.

The discounts can be used for unlimited rides on those two days, and the promotion can be applied together with the 3 percent rebate offered currently.

MTRC chairman Frederick Ma Si-hang said the rail operator hopes citizens can have an “even happier ride” on those two days and that the program will attract foreigners and locals alike.

It expects about 30 million visitors to benefit from the program.

Meanwhile, Ma said he understands how passengers feel toward recent service delays.

He was commenting on a spate of disruptions that have hit the rail operator in recent days.

He said machines do have breakdowns, adding that he cannot guarantee that breakdowns will not occur in the future.

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