Release Date: 02 October 2006
Release ID: 1653
In Hong Kong, KCR Freight operates six freight yards at Kowloon, Mongkok, Sha Tin, Fo Tan ,Sheung Shui and Lo Wu, with a total yard area of 22 hectares, capable of handling and storing over 550 wagons.
While container storage and handling capacity at Hung Hom and Fo Tan is about 710 TEUs. The marshalling yard at Lo Wu is responsible for shunting and storing about 180 rail wagons before they are despatched to various freight yard. These yards are equipped with overhead cranes, forklifts, container stackers, electricity supplies to refrigerated containers, warehouses and container storage. In addition, there are 12 berthing facilities for intermodal operations between rail wagons, trucks and barges.
Fifteen freight trains are scheduled to operate daily, including nine northbound and six southbound. Freight traffic is conveyed in Chinese rail wagons hauled by the Corporation's diesel locomotives. These usually consist of a cover wagon, high sided, flat, cold storage, Livestock Wagon, tanker and special wagons.
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