Hong Kong West Kowloon – The station of the Hong Kong – Beijing high-speed railway
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The Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is the terminus of the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway. With the opening of the station in September 2018, it’s now possible to travel from Hong Kong to Beijing in one train trip.
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