MTR Offers Free Rides to Elders on Senior Citizen’s Day  
and Promotes Railway Safety through Elderly Programme 
 
MTR Corporation is pleased to continue supporting Senior Citizen’s Day on 15 November 2020 (Sunday) by offering free rides on the MTR1, Light Rail and MTR Bus to Elder Octopus cardholders aged 65 or above. No fare will be deducted when senior citizens use their Elder Octopus (including their Personalised Octopus) to enter and exit the ticket gates and Light Rail platform processors or board MTR Bus.  
 
In addition, the Corporation joined hands again with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 5 this year to launch the annual Elderly Programme. A series of posters featuring RTHK Radio 5 DJs are on display in the MTR network to promote railway safety tips to senior passengers.  
 
“Senior citizens have made a significant contribution over the years to keep Hong Kong moving. As a token of gratitude, we are delighted to continue offering free rides to elders on Senior Citizen’s Day. Amidst the pandemic, the Corporation has strengthened infection preventive measures across the MTR network to keep our trains and stations clean. Seniors are reminded to maintain good personal hygiene and wear masks while travelling on the MTR,” said Dr Tony Lee, Operations Director of MTR Corporation. 
 
“To create pleasant and safe MTR journeys, we also hope to reinforce the importance of railway safety to our senior citizens through the annual Elderly Programme. We encourage senior passengers to always use the lift when carrying bulky belongings and hold the handrail when using the escalators. We have gradually installed lift button sensors at some of the station lifts. Passengers can simply wave in front of the sensor instead of pressing the button to take the lift,” added Dr Lee. 
 
When planning their journeys on Senior Citizen’s Day, passengers are advised to check the MTR website, MTR Mobile, station and in-train announcements for the latest train service information.  For details of the free ride offer, please call the MTR hotline at 2881 8888 or visit the website: www.hkcss.org.hk 
 
Remarks: 
1. The free ride offer is not applicable to the Airport Express, journeys to or from Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations, Intercity Passenger Services or High Speed Rail. Passengers travelling on the East Rail Line First Class will be charged the First Class Premium.
 
 
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