Adhering to mainland expectations, travellers are currently authorized baggage with combined dimensions of no more than 130cm and down below a pounds of 20kg
Customers of your public at MTR Corp’s open day for the high-speed rail link’s West Kowloon terminus. Image: Felix Wong
Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation said on Sunday it was discussing the potential of more “flexible” passenger baggage allowances for your soon-to-open high-speed educate to mainland China next issues about the rigorous restrictions.
Allowances with the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Categorical Rail Connection are at this time set to observe mainland expectations, indicating travellers can have baggage only with put together dimensions - length, height and width - of no more than 130cm and down below a bodyweight of 20kg.
“Rod-shaped” objects have to be no more than two metres.
For goods that exceed these limitations, a courier assistance by using a seller may be arranged to deliver the excess baggage for the supposed place, a strategy which has lifted some eyebrows.
Inside of a media assertion on Sunday, the MTR Corp said it had been in the strategy of finalising preparations using the courier support contractor, but was also working with its mainland counterpart on how to give much more flexible preparations.
“We at the moment are talking about together with the high-speed rail operator within the mainland how to harmony passenger baggage needs and general ride comfort,” the company stated.
“We will study the potential of implementing special preparations for extra flexibility, so as to make it as convenient as possible for travellers.”
Lawmaker Michael Tien criticised the baggage arrangements on a radio show. Photograph: K.Y. Cheng
Despite the size limits, the operator added, there would be no limit within the number of pieces of luggage travellers could have with them.
Lawmaker and former railway boss Michael Tien Puk-sun was not impressed.
“Because on the joint checkpoint arrangement, you compressed the time [of the border crossing process], then now you tell people that they have to ship [their baggage],” he said on a radio programme on Sunday. “If I really have to ship [my luggage], I might as well take a plane.”