East West Corridor

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For other uses, see East West Line.

The East West Corridor is a Hong Kong MTR railway link that is part of the Sha Tin to Central Link project. As with the other parts of the Shatin-Central Link, it has been approved by the Executive Council of Hong Kong. It will link up the West Rail Line and Ma On Shan Line through the Shatin-Central Link (Hung Hom to Tai Wai section). Before the rail merger, services on the operational sections of the line were provided by the KCRC. Completion of the line is scheduled in 2018.[1]

Stations[edit]

Livery and Name District Connections Opened
East West Corridor*
Wu Kai Sha Sha Tin 21 December 2004
Ma On Shan
Heng On
Tai Shui Hang
Shek Mun
City One
Sha Tin Wai
Che Kung Temple
Tai Wai  North South Corridor
Hin Keng^ Expected 2018
Diamond Hill^ Wong Tai Sin  Kwun Tong Line 1 October 1979
Kai Tak^ Kowloon City Expected 2018
To Kwa Wan^
Ma Tau Wai^
Ho Man Tin^  Kwun Tong Line
Hung Hom  North South Corridor
Intercity services outside of Hong Kong
30 November 1974
In a relocated platform
Yau Tsim Mong
East Tsim Sha Tsui  Tsuen Wan Line 24 October 2004
Austin 16 August 2009
Nam Cheong Sham Shui Po  Tung Chung Line 20 December 2003
Mei Foo  Tsuen Wan Line
Tsuen Wan West Tsuen Wan 1
Kam Sheung Road Yuen Long Northern Link 2
Yuen Long  Light Rail
Long Ping
Tin Shui Wai  Light Rail
Siu Hong Tuen Mun
Tuen Mun
Notes

* The section from Tai Wai to Hung Hom will open in 2018. The section from Wu Kai Sha to Tai Wai is still part of the Ma On Shan Line, and the section Hung Hom to Tuen Mun is still part of West Rail Line. The East-West Corridor only refers to the rail link between Tai Wai and Hung Hom which passes through East Kowloon (as the other, more direct rail link between Tai Wai and Hung Hom is the current East Rail Line)
^ Will open in 2018
# Trains stop at Racecourse on race days only. Trains stopping at Racecourse do not stop at Fo Tan.

1 Tsuen Wan West Station of the  West Rail Line and Tsuen Wan Station of the  Tsuen Wan Line are not joined. However, GMB route 95K is provided for transport between the two stations (free transfer if there is a Tsuen Wan Line/West Rail Line journey record; normal MTR transfer rules apply, such as the rules for transferring between East Tsim Sha Tsui Station of the  West Rail Line and Tsim Sha Tsui Station of the Tsuen Wan Line). Journey time to Tsuen Wan West Station is 15–20 minutes from Tsuen Wan Station on foot.
2 It is intended to expand Kam Sheung Road Station in the future to act as an interchange station between the West Rail Line and the Northern Link. For the time being, Kam Sheung Road is a plain through-station without any interchange facilities.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shatin to Central Link". MTR. Retrieved 2009-07-23.