Lok Ma Chau Station
|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
Lok Ma Chau Station's platform
Location of Lok Ma Chau Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Line||█ East Rail Line|
|Area||Lok Ma Chau|
|Type of platforms||Island|
|Opened||15 August 2007|
|Lok Ma Chau Station|
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Lok Ma Chau is the northwestern terminus in Lok Ma Chau on the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line, a branch line of the East Rail Line of Hong Kong's MTR network, which was built to alleviate the immigration checkpoint between Hong Kong and mainland China's Shenzhen at Lo Wu Station. The MTR Corporation is promoting the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line as a direct connection with Longhua Line (Line 4) of the Shenzhen Metro which is also operated by the MTR Corporation.
This station, together with the spur line, opened on the afternoon of August 15, 2007. The adjoining Futian Port Station of the Shenzhen Metro opened on June 28, 2007. Like Lo Wu Station, this station is located in the Frontier Closed Area, hence access is restricted to passengers with a permit or a passport and visa to mainland China.
|Ticket office||Ticket machines, shops, automatic teller machines|
|Footbridge||Footbridge (Mainland China to Hong Kong)|
|Arrival hall||Hong Kong Immigration Department and Customs and Excise Department checkpoints, shops, washrooms|
|Platform 2||← █ East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Sheung Shui)|
|Platform 1||← █ East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Sheung Shui)|
|Footbridge||Footbridge to mainland China's Shenzhen Futian Immigration Control Point|
|Departure hall||Hong Kong Immigration Department and Customs Checkpoints, shops|
|Lower concourse||Fare adjustment, shops, automatic teller machines, washrooms|
|Ground||-||Exits, transport interchange|
|Preceding station||MTR||Following station|
towards Hung Hom
|East Rail Line||Terminus|
|Across Hong Kong boundary|
|Preceding station||Shenzhen Metro||Following station|
Transfer at: Futian Checkpoint
Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point
The Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point (Chinese: 落馬洲支線管制站) is an immigration control point connected with the Lok Ma Chau Station. It is the second control point along the land border of Hong Kong to have a railway access. The control point is connected via a pedestrian footbridge to the Futian Port, an immigration port of entry of the PRC, and from there to Shenzhen Metro's Futiankouan Station.
The control point was opened on 15 August 2007 together with the opening of the KCR Lok Ma Chau Spur Line between Lok Ma Chau and Sheung Shui Station. The crossing consists of a cable-stay double-deck pedestrian bridge across the Sham Chun River, which forms the border between Hong Kong and the rest of the PRC. The lower deck handles pedestrians heading from Hong Kong to Futian Port, while the upper deck handles those coming from Futian Port to Hong Kong. Immigration facilities are located within the station building on both ends of the bridge. Electricity to the Hong Kong half of the bridge is provided by CLP Power, and Hong Kong's jurisdiction and law enforcement on the bridge also terminate at the midpoint, as on the Lo Wu Bridge.
The control point is open between 06:30 and 22:30, unlike the 24-hour Lok Ma Chau Control Point nearby.
Although the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point is often referred to as a railway crossing, it is in fact a pedestrian crossing, unlike the Lo Wu Control Point, where no bus or any other public transport can reach. Furthermore, there is no through-train service, as the railway line is not connected with the railways in mainland China. And although the bulk of the users are train passengers, the Lok Ma Chau pedestrian crossing can also be reached by bus, taxi and mini bus from various parts of the New Territories.
The Lok Ma Chau transport interchange is located to the east of Lok Ma Chau station and is connected with the station via footbridges. The entrance and exit between the station and the interchange are guarded by the police as the area is located within the Frontier Closed Area. KMB bus routes B1, N277, N76, 76K, and 276B all service this interchange point.