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Old Oct 29, 18, 2:33 am
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watery
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
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Originally Posted by KayVeeBee View Post
Why would the train be idiotic? Running trains directly from the mainland to Honkong Airport (now that the HSL is there) would be usefull, and certainly be cheaper than operating a flight.

Routes that short in Europe are often served by an intercity services moving 1500+ people at once several times per hour...
Because the trains cannot operate directly to the airport, the Airport Express and the HSR isn't actually at the same station (a shopping centre between), baggage on HSR is limited to 130cm combined lengths and 20kg (officially), HSR tickets requires passenger ID verification, and passengers must go through Hong Kong's immigration process.

However there are also ferries between SkyPier and Pearl River Delta that goes airside directly, which is technically more viable.
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