MTR KTT

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KTT - KCR Through Train Guangdong Through Train (MTR)
KTT train.jpg
KTT in Standard livery
ManufacturerSLM Winterthur
ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) - locomotives / Kinki Sharyo - coaches
Entered service1998-present
Number built2 locomotive and 12 coaches
Fleet numbersKowloon Through Train
Capacity112 (per first class car), 72 (each premium class car) [1]
Operator(s)MTR
Specifications
Car length25500 mm (coaches) [2] 18500 mm (locomotives) [3]
Width3050 mm (coaches) [4] 3000 mm (locomotives) [5]
Height4600 mm (coaches) [6] 4310 mm (locomotives) [7]
Floor height1250 mm
Platform height1066.8 mm (Hung Hom) 1250 mm (Changping)
Entry760 mm
Maximum speedDesign speed 160 km/h (99 mph) [8]
Weight84 tonnes (each locomotive) [9]
Power output12,200 kW
Power supplyCatenary
Electric system(s)25 kV AC, 50 Hz Catenary
Current collection methodPantograph
Braking system(s)Air
Safety system(s)AWS (former), TBL (enhanced with ATP)
Coupling systemBuckeye coupler
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

KTT (Chinese: 九廣通)[10]) is a train set used by the MTR Corporation Limited in Hong Kong on the Guangdong Through Train (KCRC) route. The KTT is not the only service from Hong Kong to Guangdong. Service is also provided by the mainland Chinese railway operators.[11]

The double-deck "KTT" trailers have lower bottom floor than the ordinary cars serving on the same pair of tracks.

Route[edit]

KTT is used on the Guangdong line (Hung Hom (Kowloon), Hong Kong - Changping - Guangzhou East) of the through train service.

Rolling stock[edit]

Builder Model Fleet size Notes
SLM Winterthur
ABB
SBB-CFF-FFS Re 460 2 electric locomotives numbered TLN001 and TLS002 arrived in Hong Kong on 11 May 1997
Kinki Sharyo Premium Class T1 (T1C) passenger carriages and First Class T2 (T2A, T2B) passenger carriages 12

Between January to May 1998 the KTT cars provided service between Hung Hom and Lo Wu stations. After the whole route was electrified, the KTT serves non-stop between Hung Hom station and Guangzhou East railway station. Although the locomotive has a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph), KTT only runs at a maximum service speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) on the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou - Kowloon Railway and at 160 km/h (99 mph)[12] on the Guangzhou - Shenzhen Railway. KTT now has ten compartments (Eight first-class compartments and two executive-class compartments).

Since March 2018, all of the KTT coaches have begun the minor refurbishment. Refurbished train feature reupholstered seats, new flooring, added train automatic broadcast system device and improved barrier-free facilities. The refurbishment is excepted to finished at 2019.

MTR KTT locomotive TLN001 on East Rail line departing from Hung Hom station

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KTT expresses to link Kowloon and Guangzhou". Railway Gazette. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ "MTR Corporation Hong Kong, China Passenger Car". Kinki Sharyo. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. ^ "KTT expresses to link Kowloon and Guangzhou". Railway Gazette. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. ^ "MTR Corporation Hong Kong, China Passenger Car". Kinki Sharyo. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. ^ "KTT expresses to link Kowloon and Guangzhou". Railway Gazette. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  6. ^ "MTR Corporation Hong Kong, China Passenger Car". Kinki Sharyo. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  7. ^ "KTT expresses to link Kowloon and Guangzhou". Railway Gazette. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  8. ^ "KTT expresses to link Kowloon and Guangzhou". Railway Gazette. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  9. ^ "KTT expresses to link Kowloon and Guangzhou". Railway Gazette. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  10. ^ MTR Intercity Passenger Services
  11. ^ MTR Intercity Through Train e-Ticketing Services
  12. ^ "KTT expresses to link Kowloon and Guangzhou". Railway Gazette. Retrieved 1 March 2018.