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Paid area

Paid area behind a row of ticket gates at Tai Wai Station of Hong Kong MTR

In railway station layout.

The paid area is similar in concept to the airside at an airport. However in most cases entrance to the paid area requires only a valid ticket or transit pass. The exception is in certain cases of international rail travel, where passengers must also pass through immigration control and customs to enter the paid area. Examples include the Eurostar international platforms at St. Pancras railway station and Gare du Nord or Woodlands Train Checkpoint in Singapore, where the only departures are to neighbouring Malaysia.

Platform ticket

A platform ticket allows non-travelers access to the paid area of a station to greet friends and family members or to assist them with their luggage without having to have a ticket for a journey. These are generally available only at major terminal stations.

See also


  • Bylaw including the definition of paid area by Hong Kong Regulations
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