The Disneyland Resort Line is a heavy rail MTR line connecting Sunny Bay to the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, coloured pink on the network diagram. It is the seventh line of the former MTR network before the merger of MTR and KCR, and the world's first metro line designed to service a Disney theme park, and also the world's first driverless heavy transit line. There are only two stations on this line, Sunny Bay and Disneyland Resort. Sunny Bay station is an interchange station with the Tung Chung Line between Tsing Yi and Tung Chung stations.
The rail link was completed in April 2005. In preparation for the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland theme park on 12 September, the line started operating on 1 August 2005. The rolling stock is distinctive (see also below) on account of its Mickey Mouse windows, interior couch seating, and Disneyland figurines displayed in the carriages.
On 4 September 2005, Disneyland Resort Line served nearly 40,000 passengers and peak patronage occurs around 0800-1000 and 2100–2300 hours.
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