Last edited by Mat; 09-11-2011 at 03:24 PM.
He is right though Mat. Gold Coast doesn't make much sense as a location in terms of being quicker to Central than Tuen Mun. In my experience Gold Coast is the part of Tuen Mun that has the slowest links to Central, whether traveling from Tuen Mun via the West Rail or express buses like the 960 or 961 compared to the slower 962 bus via Gold Coast.
You may prefer it to Tuen Mun in other ways depending on your preferences but it has worse travel links.
Last edited by dipper; 09-11-2011 at 03:38 PM.
Mat. You lose this one.
Gold coast is definitely not more convenient than central tuen mun to get to central.
The 961 is a great service and I agree, it gets you to central very quickly from the centre of Tuen Mun. But the 962 is only about 15 minutes slower; and plenty of places in GC have resident buses which go direct and are faster than the 961! So - it all depends.
But generally the advice to live off the Island is good advice if you want to make money go further; local school for the child is good advice; getting a maid is personal preference and you have to pay me to share my home with a stranger not the other way around, so I fully understand the OP's concerns. Besides, I guess she wants to raise her own child rather than have a stranger do it - that seems eminently sensible to me.
Yes I wasn't saying don't live round there.
I was just disagreeing with man's statement which was effectively that tuen mun is too far away but gold coast isn't.
Unless you live next to the West Rail (which is unlikely given the size of Tuen Mun), you will take more time than from the GC to go to Central and you will have to change lines as opposed to a straight trip on the GC or Aegan Coast minibus or the slower 962.
But Thanks to you and Bryant, the OP is now very confused I am sure
So OP better you forget Tuen Mun (district) altogether and consider the other options listed.
For reference Bryant lives in the area but work in the area and hence does not travel regularly to Central. TheBrit has lived there a month.
Both Moving and I (who travel DAILY to central) have lived there for + 3 years. But I guess they know better of course.
The MTR website lists the trip at 50 mn which is similar to the GC (public bus) but longer than the resident bus (35mn) and that is assuming, once again you live on top of the West Rail station while in the GC you live for sure not more than 5mn walk to the bus (which ever) station.
Last edited by Editor; 10-11-2011 at 09:38 AM.
For the record, I don't think Gold Coast has shifted a few kilometres closer to Central since I lived there. Nor have the buses been fitted with rocket boosters, nor has the traffic eased, nor have the expressways been re-routed
By the way, for the OP the 962 can take over an hour from Central to Gold Coast - it isn't a reliable 50 minute journey. I actually took it again the other day to pick up some goods from a GC resident and all the painful memories of long smelly slow commutes came flooding back.
Causeway Bay in rush hour - take a red minibus from near Sogo for circa 45 min journey. At this time a 962 would take 1:15 from there.
Causeway Bay off-peak - take 962 (plenty of seats; takes around 50 minutes).
Admiralty at 4:55pm - take a 962B. It goes on a timetable on the half-hour and it's right there; takes a slower route but still home in 45-50 mins.
Admiralty at 5:35pm - walk to Central and catch the resident bus - the traffic is now worse and the direct nature of the resident bus makes it faster. Still about 45 mins though.
Admiralty at 7:55pm - walk to Wan Chai and catch the resident bus - traffic has eased, 35 mins.
Soho at 10pm - down the escalator to Connaught Rd, catch a 962 - 35 mins plus waiting time for bus (avg 5 mins). Pretty fast home after a night out.
Thought I saw you confessing to taking taxi's in another thread, as you couldn't handle the long bus trip home!
Last edited by TheBrit; 10-11-2011 at 10:20 AM.