Nanning, July 10 (Reporter Lan Yuhan, Song Yaoyanyanxing, Correspondent Wei Zengle) At 11:14 on July 10, the first train from Nanning East to Hong Kong's West Kowloon started slowly out of Nanning East Station, and the train stopped in Wuzhou. South, Foshan West, Guangzhou South, Shenzhen North Station, and arrived at the terminal Hong Kong West Kowloon Station at 15:13. The journey took 3 hours and 59 minutes, marking that Guangxi became the first ethnic minority in the country to depart for Hong Kong trains. autonomous region.
At 10:00 am on the 10th, the reporter came to Nanning East Station. The ticket gates B14 / B15 are the ticket gates of Nanning East to Hong Kong West Kowloon Motor Train. At this time, there is still more than an hour to drive, but there are already many passengers on the scene. Waiting. "It's really a pleasure. My wife and I will go to Hong Kong to see my son more easily in the future." Traveler Huang Yifan told reporters that her son works in Hong Kong and she and her husband's association often visit relatives in Hong Kong. Previously, she went to Shenzhen North Railway Station. It takes at least 4 hours and 50 minutes to change trains to Hong Kong, plus 2 hours of ground transportation. The whole journey takes about 7 hours. "We were very excited to learn that we would open a train from Nanning to Hong Kong, and we paid attention to it early. We grabbed today's first ticket online and brought some special products from our hometown to our son." Aunt Huang said with a smile.
With the opening of the Nanning East to Hong Kong West Kowloon train, passengers from the two places can buy one ticket and go directly to the other city, avoiding the trouble of transit transfers. Pan Jiayu, the chairman of the Guangxi branch of the Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Chamber of Commerce in China, who travels frequently between Nanning and Hong Kong, took the first train from Nanning to Hong Kong. He said with emotion that the opening of the motor train directly to Hong Kong not only saves time and economic costs for businessmen, but also facilitates logistics and economic and trade activities, and facilitates the future economic and trade development of Hong Kong businessmen and Hong Kong enterprises in Guangxi. Provided strong support.
It is reported that the number of inbound trains for this trip was G417. It was departed from Nanning East Station at 11:14 every day via Nanguang Railway and Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Rail, and arrived at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station at 15:13 on the same day. The G418 train from Hong Kong West Kowloon to Nanning East departs from Hong Kong West Kowloon at 15:33 every day, passes through Shenzhen North, Humen, Guangzhou South, Foshan West, and Wuzhou South, and arrives at Nanning East Station at 19:32 on the same day. The fare information shows that the fare of Nanning East to Hong Kong West Kowloon Business Seat is 1151.5 yuan, 613 yuan for first-class seats and 384 yuan for second-class seats.
"The addition of high-speed trains from Nanning, Guangxi to West Kowloon, Hong Kong is mainly to increase the transport capacity from Guangxi. The trains that opened from Guilin to West Kowloon, Hong Kong, start from Kunming, and passengers need to get off in the middle. We in Guangxi Only high-speed trains from Nanning to Hong Kong now open will be issued by Guangxi. Our transportation capacity will increase and more people will benefit. "China Railway Nanning Bureau Group Co., Ltd. Passenger Transport Department Director Ma Hansong said in an interview.
According to Xia Shiyu, deputy station chief of Nanning East Station, the ticket pre-sale data shows that the G417 inbound train tickets on the day of the first departure on July 10 have basically been sold out, and more than 70% of them are directly to West Kowloon Station. Looking at the pre-sale situation in the next few weeks, the G417 inbound train will be a popular train during the summer vacation.
After the G417 train from Nanning East to Hong Kong's West Kowloon, three cities in Nanning, Guilin, and Wuzhou in Guangxi have achieved direct train connections with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, providing important transportation to promote the comprehensive connection of Guangxi to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Basic guarantee.