Some high-speed rail services between Hong Kong and mainland China’s Tianjin and Guangzhou cancelled over bad weather

Some high-speed rail services between Hong Kong and two mainland Chinese cities have been cancelled for Thursday and Friday because of bad weather.

The Transport Department said the cuts included Thursday’s G305 Hong Kong-bound service departing Tianjin West station and G6506 heading to Guangzhou South from the West Kowloon terminus.

Cancellations for Friday will affect the G6505 service, from Guangzhou South to Hong Kong, and G306, departing West Kowloon for Tianjin West.

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The MTR Corporation, which operates the high-speed rail services in Hong Kong, said it was informed by mainland authorities of the development, adding it was communicating with its counterparts across the border and would provide more details as soon as possible.

The 21 other services from Hong Kong to Guangzhou South on Thursday, as well as the 27 in the opposite direction on Friday, were unaffected. The high-speed rail also connects to Guangzhou East station.

The company reminded passengers to refer to the service’s official website at 12306.cn, as well as its own high-speed rail website and mobile app for more details.

Train information was also available at West Kowloon station, it said.

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Passengers may also apply for a refund within 30 days by using the official website or mobile app.

The Transport Department called on members of the public to take the East Rail line to cross the border at Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau, or use other transport to travel to the mainland.

A large part of the mainland has recently been battered by rain, snow and freezing weather. In Tianjin, snowfall has prompted authorities to close all highways.

Provinces such as Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan and Shandong have also experienced severe snowfall, with freezing rain hitting Henan, Hubei, Hunan and Guizhou.


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