Remember the MTR system failure in October that affected thousands of Hongkongers’ commute? And the terrifying train crash – which fortunately had no fatalities – during a trial run last month? Despite having issued an apology to the public for its recent complications, the MTR is hoping to win back people’s confidence and loyalty by introducing a major ticket concession for all train journeys between May 11-13.
Over the course of the three days, which so happens to be a long weekend thanks to the holiday celebrating the Buddha’s birthday, all adult Octopus cardholders can enjoy child’s ticket prices when travelling on the MTR, Light Rail or MTR bus. All other Octopus cardholders (eg, children and senior citizens) need only pay $1 for every journey. That’s a real bargain.
So if you happen to be in town and looking to travel around the city over the holiday, MTR is certainly the cheapest way to go.