The delight of looking back at old posts is finding these gems (in a closed thread, hence the new one).
Yep, if you take those fantastic figures for 2 days, and spread across a month, the effect is nothing for what should be the biggest holiday period of the year. For those wondering how February ended (and why hk.gov didn't trumpet it) can look at the figures for the CNY month, and beyond, here:
or here for detailed info:
As everyone, apart from the not-really-civil-servants and Wumaos round here predicted, it's a flop. A flop when proposed to be 120K users per day and giving a return on investment. A flop despite extra destinations added. A flop when reduced to 80K users per day and forgetting the capital invested. A flop when proposed to be profitable from day one. A flop when even more destinations added. A flop even when Mainlanders are the main users. And, as predicted, a handy kidnap point within the HK SAR.
Personal experience as I used it to Futian, Guangzhou, Xiamen.... the first two, MTR and SZ metro/GSRC is faster/cheaper/less hassle. Even to western GuangDong, a ferry and then car are faster. For Xiamen, flying is working out faster and cheaper. For longer distances, if you are time rich or like looking out of the window at the scenery, fill yer boots (on the back of the carboard grannies). For everyone else, just fly or go to Shenzhen and do long distance from there.