Proposed 10 years ago, the Hong Kong high-speed rail links Hong Kong directly to major cities throughout Mainland China including Wuhan, Shanghai and Beijing — the latter reachable in just 10 hours. Several billion dollars’ worth of construction later, the high-speed rail began trials earlier this year.
The road has not been a smooth one. The rail’s development has had its share of problems — from opposition from lawmakers and a controversy over immigration, to a derailment and debates about ticket sales.
But the glitches seemed to have been sorted and the functioning High Speed Rail now connects Hong Kong via the West Kowloon Station terminus, which is connected to Kowloon Station.