Disneyland Resort Line

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This article is about the MTR line serving the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. For the monorail lines at other Disney Resorts, see Disney monorail.
Disneyland Resort Line
迪士尼綫
HK MTR DisneyResortLine Sunny Bay platform trains.JPG
A Disneyland Resort Line train at Sunny Bay Station
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System MTR
Locale Districts: Tsuen Wan
Stations 2
Ridership 11,000 daily average (2010)[1]
Operation
Opening 1 August 2005
Technical
Line length 3.8 km (2.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,432 mm (4 ft 8 38 in)
Electrification 1.5 kV DC
Route map
Disneyland Resort Line.svg
Disneyland Resort Line
Traditional Chinese 迪士尼綫
Simplified Chinese 迪士尼线
Geographically accurate map of the MTR Disneyland Resort Line.

The Disneyland Resort Line is a heavy rail MTR line connecting Sunny Bay to the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, coloured pink on the network diagram. It is the seventh line of the former MTR network before the merger of MTR and KCR, and the world's first metro line designed to service a Disney theme park. There are only two stations on this line, Sunny Bay and Disneyland Resort. Sunny Bay station is an interchange station with the Tung Chung Line between Tsing Yi and Tung Chung stations.

The rail link was completed in April 2005. In preparation for the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland theme park on 12 September, the line started operating on 1 August 2005. The rolling stock is distinctive (see also below) on account of its Mickey Mouse windows, interior couch seating, and Disneyland figurines displayed in the carriages.

On 4 September 2005, Disneyland Resort Line served nearly 40,000 passengers and peak patronage occurs around 0800-1000 and 2100–2300 hours.

Train design[edit]

The Disneyland Resort Line is 3.5 kilometres long, and has a travel time of three and a half minutes. Its track gauge is 1,432 mm (4 ft 8 38 in), which just barely makes it a narrow gauge line, as it is 3 millimetres (0.12 in) less than 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge. The MTR designed a new driverless train and produced it by refitting existing M-Trains for the line, which is designed with a Disney theme in mind. Bronze statues of well-known Disney characters are included inside of the trains, such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, and the windows are shaped not like squares but like Mickey Mouse's head.

Some of the M-Train cars used in the Disneyland Resort Line were originally ordered from 1994-1998 as subtype H-Stock train (Phase 3 EMU, A/C 270-291, B/C 486-496). MTR contracted Alstom for these trains, but they were made in England (as compared to the Phase 1 and 2 trains ordered from 1979–1989 and made by Metro-Cammell (also in England) which was acquired by GEC Alsthom (now Alstom) in 1989). Units A/C274 A/C281 A/C284 A/C289 A/C291 and B/C490 are now used on the Disneyland Resort Line.

Stations[edit]

This is a list of all the stations on the Disneyland Resort Line. The coloured boxes holding the station names represent the unique colour motif for the station.

Livery and Name District Connection(s) Date opened
Disneyland Resort Line
Sunny Bay Tsuen Wan  Tung Chung Line June 1, 2005
Disneyland Resort August 1, 2005

Disneyland Resort station is designed in a Victorian style. On the other hand, Sunny Bay station is designed in a futuristic style. It was intended for passengers travelling along this line to experience a feeling of time travel.[citation needed]

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