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Government leaders from Hong Kong and Guangdong province officiated at the opening ceremony for the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL), held at Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Station Saturday morning.

The ceremony marks Hong Kong’s integration with the mainland’s high-speed rail network – the longest in the world and also the most extensively traveled.

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor addresses the audience at the opening ceremony, Sept 22, 2018. Edmond Tang / China Daily

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and Governor of Guangdong province Ma Xingrui will set off on a tour in the West Kowloon Station after the ceremony.

Lam and Ma will board a Vibrant Express train, to ride the rails to Guangzhou South Station, a journey covering the full length of the 141 km XRL between Hong Kong and Guangzhou.

Musicians perform at Hong Kong"s West Kowloon Station to celebrate the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, to be officiated at by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and Governor of Guangdong province Ma Xingrui, Sept 22, 2018. Edmond Tang / China Daily

The mega cross-boundary infrastructure officially opens to the public Sunday. The first train from Hong Kong to the mainland will set off on 7:00 am from the West Kowloon Station.

The opening of the Hong Kong section of the XRL, a 26km-long underground rail, means travelers can make the trip between the heart of Hong Kong and Shenzhen’s central business district in 14 minutes. Guangzhou is only about 50 minutes away.