Rail Transport Mulled for Cross-Border Trade of COVID-19 Supplies
by: The Beat Asia
February 28, 2022
The Transport & Housing Bureau conducted a trial yesterday (Feb. 27) to test the operation of the MTR’s Low Wu Marshalling Yard north of Sheung Shui as a temporary railway freight yard for transporting COVID-19 supplies and goods from the mainland.
The test was organised by the bureau, MTR Corporation, and government authorities to explore ways to set up a stable supply chain to Hong Kong from neighbouring Guangdong, in the wake of cross-border drivers testing positive for COVID-19.
A spokesperson for the bureau said “[t]he Hong Kong SAR Government and Mainland authorities are having in-depth discussion on the detailed operation of railway cargo transportation and are pushing forward a trial run within this week to ensure its smooth operation.”
“It will keep facilitating and implementing various measures with Mainland authorities in order to ensure a stable goods supply to the city, as well as to optimise the operation of cross-boundary transportation of supplies.”
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