MTR provides intercity passenger services between Hong Kong and the Mainland with three through train routes, namely the Beijing line, the Shanghai line and the Guangdong line. The Guangdong Through Train calls at Changping, Guangzhou East and Foshan. There are currently twelve pairs of through trains running between Hung Hom and Guangzhou East daily, in which 10 northbound trains and 10 southbound trains call at Changping, with a total journey time of about 2 hours. One terminates at Foshan with a total journey time of about 3 hours.
The Beijing-Kowloon Through Train and the Shanghai-Kowloon Through Train operate on alternate days with a total journey time of about 24 & 19 hours respectively.
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