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MTR Future System Map

Some of you know I’ve been working on this for a while. It took quite a lot of research and a surprising amount of it comes from real proposals. Much of it is still entirely fictitious and unlikely to ever be built but here is my MTR Future… Read More

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Forbidden Hong Kong

This post comes to you as a double entry – or should that be two half posts? Either way, as I’ve talked about before, living in Hong Kong can at times lead to feelings like a sort of claustrophobia. Scurrying between tall buildings, following the same routes back and forth to work… Read More

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Island Line: Revisited

Less than a year after I completed the entire MTR network the MTR corporation decided to open an extension to the Island line.  This did of course mean hopping on the bike to ensure I once again had the entire network under my belt. If you’d like to take a look at… Read More

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East Rail Line

The final MTR line. The last one. No more to go. I left the East Rail Line till last since I felt I knew it the best, having cycled around the Tai Wai, Sha Tin, Tai Po area many times before. I also left it till last because I knew I… Read More

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Tsuen Wan Line

This line is pretty straight forward apart from being through some of the busiest and most populated areas of Hong Kong. It goes from Central all the way up to Tsuen Wan. I didn’t however go back to Central this day as it would have added an extra round trip to the start… Read More

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Tung Chung Line & Airport Express

The next line to conquer was actually three! I’ll show you the route map to explain why I did these together. The Airport Express line travels alongside the Tung Chung Line for its entire length bar the last section where the lines diverge towards their respective destinations. For this reason I… Read More

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Island Line

The first time I had cycled on the Island was at the end of the previous MTR challenge day. It wasn’t very successful since I had no way of recording my achievement but I carried on to Shau Kei Wan nonetheless before calling it a day and returning to Sai… Read More

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Kwun Tong Line & Tseung Kwan O Line

The third line I attempted was the Kwun Tong Line. It starts at busy Ya Ma Tei and heads up the very hectic Nathan Road before heading around the top edge of Kowloon towards Kwun Tong and Tiu Keng Leng which is the end of the line. This line line took me to quite a… Read More

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West Rail Line

The second line I did was the West Rail Line. It starts at Hung Hom Station and goes north all the way to Tsuen Mun. Below is the route map for the line. This line was quite tough to do. In order to get from Tsuen Wan West to Kam Sheung Road I had… Read More

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Ma On Shan Line

The first line I attempted of my MTR Challenge was the Ma On Shan Line. It goes between the terminus at one end Tai Wai and Wu Kai Sha at the other end. There are only 9 stations on this line and it hugs the coast next to Sha… Read More

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The MTR Cycling Challenge

After seeing a couple visit every MTR station and take pictures at each of them, I decided I would do my own version. While Mark O’Leary and Aisling McDonnell travelled between each station by train I decided instead to cycle to all of them. Mark & Aisling took photos at… Read More

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Hi from Hong Kong

Hello everybody, As I’m sure you know I moved out to Hong Kong at the beginning of July to teach English for a year. Now that I’ve had time to settle and take in my new surroundings I thought it would be a good time to let you all know… Read More

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