Shanghai–Kowloon through train
The Shanghai–Kowloon through train is an intercity railway service between Hung Hom station in Hong Kong and the Shanghai railway station, jointly operated by the MTR of Hong Kong and China's national rail service (Shanghai Railway Bureau). The numbers of this train service is Z99B (being away from Shanghai) and Z100B (being towards Shanghai). Services operate along the East Rail Line in Hong Kong, crossing the boundary between Hong Kong and mainland China at Lo Wu/Luohu and then continuing along China's railway network via the Guangshen railway, Jingguang railway and the Hukun railway to Shanghai. The Through Train runs every other day. The journey time is approximately 20 hours.
Since 1 October 2003, passengers who are taking Z99B/100B cannot disembark the train at the stops listed above, as all travelers to Hong Kong from Shanghai clear Chinese immigration and customs at Shanghai station, and once they have done so they are considered to have left Mainland China and are no longer permitted to leave the train until their arrival at Hung Hom station. The same rule also applies to Northbound travelers who will clear Chinese immigration once they have arrived at Shanghai station. 144-hour visa-free transit for passengers who are of selected nationalities are available since 30 January 2016.
Shanghai–Kowloon through train uses 25T class train carriages. The train has 18 carriages in total. But only 11 carriages go to Hong Kong because other 7 carriages serve Z99A/Z100A, they are separated (for Z99B go to Hong Kong) at the Guangzhou East railway station.
|Type of carriages||XL25T
Luxury Soft Sleeper
|Notes||Carriages No.1-11 go to Hong Kong (Z99B/Z100B)||Carriages No.12-18 only serve passengers taking Z99A/Z100A|
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