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MTR, Hong Kong: Address, Phone Number, MTR Reviews: 4.5/5

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Getting around Hong Kong couldn't be easier than with MTR. As MTR lines cover all major districts, it is quick and convenient to explore the whole city. There are nine commuter rail lines with easy interchange as well as a Light Rail network and high-speed Airport Express service. In addition, cross-boundary train service is provided to cities in the Mainland of China. Enjoy your Hong Kong journeys with MTR, operated by the MTR Corporation, one of the world's leading railway operators for safety, reliability and customer service.
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The area
Neighborhood: Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
The Jordan and Yau Ma Tei neighborhood is where you will find some of the more authentic areas of Hong Kong. Not as glamorous or busy as its neighbors Mong Kok to the north or Tsim Sha Tsui to the south, Yau Ma Tei is often mistakenly overlooked by visitors on their trips to Hong Kong. Exploring parts of this area makes you feel like you’ve been transported back in time. A large part of the neighborhood draws from the rich history of Temple Street, stretching from Jordan to Yau Ma Tei, where a mix of dai pai dongs (outdoor restaurants), market stalls, fortune tellers and old karaoke bars bring out the history and culture of the area. The neighborhood is a showcase of diversity – different ethnicities, cultures, and a mix of old and new.
How to get there
  • Jordan • 2 min walk
  • Austin • 7 min walk
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,768 contributions
Octopus Travel Card
Jan 2021
Trains are by far and away the most efficient way of getting around Hong Kong. They are cheap, clean and safe, even at night. Taxis are relatively cheap also but in peak times, you can be stuck in traffic especially if you are crossing the harbour.
Get the Octopus card early if you are planning on using public transport. It’s invaluable and can be used on buses, trams and ferries and for a range of other purchases such as McDonalds. The initial purchase is $150 ($50 refundable deposit + $100 stored value). It’s $70 for child. Top-up machines are available at all stations. It’s all very easy.
At first glance, the MTR stations may look large and confusing but they are very easy to navigate. Signposting is in English & Chinese and you will find bus and taxi connections at the marked exits. There are usually several exits from any station (Central has exits going from A - L). The best way to get to where you’re going, is to look for the signs that list the major landmarks near each exit. These are clearly visible around all the stations and they allow you to choose the exit that will bring you out closest to your destination and avoid the busy streets.
Of course, the MTR might not suit everyone and if you have limited mobility or a pushchair then it may be tricky because there are usually a lot of stairs. In peak times, the stations can get very crowded (claustrophobically so in summer). Generally, you won’t get a seat. The trains are designed for most people to be standing however travel time between stations is usually very short so this is not a big problem.
Written September 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BradJill
Hong Kong, China137,133 contributions
Art in the MTR - History and Imagination of Whampoa
Sep 2021
Many of Hong Kong's MTR Stations have artworks which have been added in effort to enrich the travel experience around the city. These include various paintings, mosaics, sculpture installations and other art forms that can be interesting to look out for while making your way around the city using our MTR rail network.

I was recently in Whampoa and enjoyed viewing the large artwork called History and Imagination of Whampoa by local Hong Kong artist Lam Tung-pang (2016). It is located on the platform where you board or disembark your trains. What you find here is a digital collage whereby the artist used interviews with local residents, capturing their memories to create a contemporary artwork that fills the platform wall space where passengers board or disembark trains.

It is a good work of art that is worth spending a few minutes to enjoy if you using the Whampoa MTR and have the time and interest to look over the 'History and Imagination of Whampoa' artwork.
Written September 3, 2021
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CharlieCheung
Hong Kong, China3 contributions
Smelly train, hot stations
Aug 2021 • Friends
In year 2021, I could never imagine a underground train station without aircon (especially amid COVID). The ventilation systems need to be improved.
Disinfection procedures are random, the cleansing staff has less than 10 minutes to clean a 9-car train. So ridiculous.
Written August 31, 2021
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Megan Harris
5 contributions
Clean spacious and efficient
Aug 2021
You never have to wait long for a train to arrive in Hong Kong and rarely are the carriages so full that one doesnt fit, even if you cant fit during peak times the next train will only be minutes away.
Written August 29, 2021
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Revell W
Lancaster, CA11 contributions
Always Take the Train!
Sep 2020
The MTR is by far the best way to reach far flung parts of Hong Kong as well as those close by. Through the use of the Octopus Card, it's easy to arrive and depart from the stations. At the stations, you can purchase or top up your card. MTR also operates a dedicated train line to Hong Kong Disneyland from it's Sunny Bay Station platform that will take you directly to the park. My last visit was October 2019
Written August 23, 2021
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Sophie
6 contributions
Crowd
Apr 2021
There were people who slept inside this train. How can anyone when it is so loud ? Too loud trains!!
Written May 5, 2021
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S-Caitlin
2 contributions
Loud
Mar 2021
The carriages are not quite. The announcement in so many languages! Disturbance all throughout the ride.
Written April 18, 2021
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John Doe
3 contributions
Late for work
Mar 2021 • Business
Only time I ever spend time on the MTR was on the first train to work which still made me late to work.
Written March 25, 2021
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Luk Fung Lin
4 contributions
Traffic convenience
Mar 2021
My home is on Kowloon side, the most convenient way to hotel is by MTR. I only spent about 45 minutes to arrive straight to hotel. The fastest and cheapest way to spend on travelling.
Another advantage to get to hotel is after off the MTR only walk about 10 minutes via underground elevator straight to the destination Island Shangri-La hotel .So even the bad weather such as raining or strong sunshine would not bother me.
Written March 19, 2021
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China137,133 contributions
Art in the MTR - Urban Flow at Tsuen Wan
Mar 2021
As something of a beautification effort and to enrich the travel experience around the city most MTR Stations have some form of artwork including paintings, mosaics and in some cases small art installations situated at stations around the city.

Recently, finding myself in Tsuen Wan, I was able to see the series of 132 colourful mosaics works lining the 90 metre long outdoor corridor just outside to the station entrance. This collection is called 'Urban Flow' and was the collective effort of 500 local students from 22 different schools around Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing districts. The mosaics are made up of pictures and images of local landmarks reflecting a kaleidoscope representation of the Tsuen Wan area.

There is information on the MTR Station artworks that you can find directly on the company website if interested the seeing some of the works when making use of the MTR while in Hong Kong.
Written March 12, 2021
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