On August 15, Mr. Lu Dongfu, the general manager of CHINA RAILWAY mets Madame Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong special administrative region. The two sides conducted in-depth exchanges on the management and operation of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high speed railway.
At 18:45, Mr. Lu welcomed the Hong Kong delegation with Ms. Carrie Lam as the head at CR traffic control center where Madame Lam was briefed on the status of railway transport. She then inquired after the functions of traffic control system, train operation monitoring and control system and etc., and closely examined the trail operation of EMUs about to operation at the Hong Kong section. Ms. Lam praised CHINA RAILWAY for its outstanding achievements in both passenger and freight transports and hoped that with the help of CR, MTR would establish a modernized HSR traffic control system and the corresponding safety system.
Mr. Lu thanked Madame lam and the SAR government for their longstanding interests in and support of the Hong Kong section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high speed railway. He said that thanks to the attention and help of the central government, CR, the SAR government and competent enterprises had been engaging in close cooperation for the operation commencement of the Hong Kong section, and the relevant works were carried out in an orderly fashion, yielding favorable social and economic results. He added that in accordance with the arrangement of the central government, CR would continue to strength its cooperation with the SAR government and MTR, so as to improve service quality, and accelerate the building of a connected and shared internet ticketing system. The joint efforts aimed to ensure excellent management and operation of the cross-strait high speed line, further promote the alignment of various measures and unleash the full potential of this railway line.
Madame Lam conveyed her gratitude towards the concerns, helps and supports of CHINA RAILWAY for the operation commencement of the Hong Kong section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong HSR. She pointed out that thanks to the great support of CR, we are expecting the commencement of the operation of Hong Kong section very soon, as well as its access to China’s overall HSR network, which is of great importance to even closer cooperation and exchanges between Hong Kong and the mainland. It is her wish that the competent departments of SAR and MTR could enhance the tie with CR, so as to bring together the business advantages of MTR with the technical, operational and managerial edges of CR. By pooling strength and making up for each other’s short links, the two side will be able to improve the operation efficiency and economic returns of the cross strait high speed line. As the tie that connects Hong Kong and the mainline, the railway line has a key part to play in promoting the long-standing prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.
Mr. Li Wenxin, the deputy general manager of CHINA RAILWAY, as well as the staff of relevant departments of CR and those of Hong Kong SAR also participated the event.
On August 15, Mr. Lu Dongfu accompanies Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong special administrative region in her visit to the CR traffic control center. (Photo by Liu Zhiguang)