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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    When one speak of Tuen Mun, one generally speak of the main urban center - not GC (else they say Gold Coast).
    Well that's very interesting even if it's bollocks. My point was that you suggested to the OP that TM might be too much of a commute then included the GC in your list of places closer to central......tell you what, I'll race you to Central, you from the Gold Coast and me from your narrow definition of what constitutes Tuen Mun. (I'll take the West Rail) Mat, my wife is Chinese, most people in Hong Kong are Chinese, I will take her word for what 'most' people here say over Mr. 'we surrender!' any day of the week....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryant.english:
    Well that's very interesting even if it's bollocks. My point was that you suggested to the OP that TM might be too much of a commute then included the GC in your list of places closer to central......tell you what, I'll race you to Central, you from the Gold Coast and me from your narrow definition of what constitutes Tuen Mun. (I'll take the West Rail) Mat, my wife is Chinese, most people in Hong Kong are Chinese, I will take her word for what 'most' people here say over Mr. 'we surrender!' any day of the week....
    The West Rail very fine if you leave NEXT to it (ooops...). Then you will of course have to change a couple of times before reaching Central (ooops...)

    The simple fact that The Brit likes your post, is telling btw.

    Anyway this isn't helping the OP one bit....
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    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.

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    Mat. You lose this one.

    Gold coast is definitely not more convenient than central tuen mun to get to central.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justjoe86:
    Mat. You lose this one.

    Gold coast is definitely not more convenient than central tuen mun to get to central.
    The answer to who "wins" depends entirely on WHERE you are precisely talking about. TUEN MUN is huge and the location could add or subtract 30 minutes from the answer. GOLD COAST on the other hand is very compact and we all use more or less one of 3 bus stops which are within a 3 minute walk of each other.

    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.

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    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.


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    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. DeletedUser 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.

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    Actually the expressway has been widened in several places (still ongoing, nearly finished) and the 962 can take as little as 35 minutes with luck and good traffic. You have to take these buses for a decent length of time to get a "feel" for what they can do at different times of day. I choose my route depending on where I start and what time of day it is.

    For example:
    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.

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    I take the 962 everyday from GC to Central and back and rarely take over 1 hour, most of the time it's 50 mins. Shuttle bus from Gold coast residence is faster.

    DeletedUser will you stop your vendetta against Gold Coast one day or will you continue annoy people with it. You sound like Randy with park island , you live there one month didn't like it move away to a much more expensive place surely it have to be a lot better but not everybody can double the rent they pay.
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    Mat. You keep assuming I'm saying something else. Here's what I disagreed with...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    Tuen Mun is a bit of trekk to Central on a daily basis BUT you have pleny of more convenient localtion in the New Territories with easier access to central:

    ........Gold Coast.......
    All I was saying is that statement is misleading since there are areas of tuen mun as convenient (or more, or less) than gold coast. Indeed, the place in tuen mun most people know is around tuen mun town plaza which is a 1 minute walk from the MTR. (A reasonably fast commute now the mtr links directly to Austin and tsim sha tsui, and there are fast buses too)

    You implied gold coast is a different area altogether from tuen mun.

    Ok?
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