Futian Port

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Futian Port Building
Inside the Futian Port Building
The double-deck footbridge connecting the two-side ports across the Sham Chun River
The entrance of Futian Port Building from Lok Ma Chau Station

Futian Port (Chinese: 福田口岸; pinyin: Fútián Kǒu'àn; Jyutping: fuk1 tin4 hau2 on6) is an immigration port of entry on the border between mainland China and Hong Kong, located in the Futian District of Shenzhen in mainland China. It houses the Futian Port Control Point (福田口岸管制站; Fútián Kǒu'àn Guǎnzhì Zhàn; fuk1 tin4 hau2 on6 gun2 zai3 zaam6). It is in the same building as Futian Checkpoint Station on Shenzhen Metro (Line 4) and acts as the Hong Kong counterpart to the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point.

It is connected with Hong Kong's Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point and MTR's Lok Ma Chau Station in Lok Ma Chau, Hong Kong through a pedestrian footbridge.[1] It has been in operation since 15 August 2007 and is the second border crossing along the border with a railway connection, after Luohu Port/Lo Wu Control Point.[2]

Pedestrian bridge[edit]

The Shenzhen subway at Futian Port is connected to the East Railway Station in Lok Ma Chau, Hong Kong by Futian-Lok Ma Chau Pedestrian Bridge. This is a double-deck bridge with a cable-stayed on the top, which is novel and unique worldwide. Its length is 211 metres (692 ft), the depth of the deeper side is 87 metres (285 ft), and the width is 16.5 metres (54 ft). The upper and the lower layers are both unidirectional, to ensure that passengers do not meet those crossing in the opposite direction. Also, there is an immigration control point at both sides of the bridge. There are separate passages for the blind on the bridge. On the east of the bridge is the united checking building and on its west is the united checking building of Lok Ma Chau, Hong Kong. Because of the subway and the united checking building, and the subway and the ground transportation together carrying the passengers entering and exiting, it will become a three-dimensional transportation thoroughfare between underground and ground. Squares, lawns and roads will be built around the stations and united checking building, according to regional planning. Once completed, the daily passenger capacity will be 190,000. Passengers from Hong Kong and Macau will spend only 15 seconds entering.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Journey to Hong Kong". annatam.com. 25 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Archives – Press Releases – Transport – Land and Waterborne Transport". Transport and Housing Bureau Hong Kong. 15 August 2007.
  3. ^ "Immigration Formalities Guide for Travelers". Shenzhen: Shenzhen General Station of Immigration Inspection. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2013.

Coordinates: 22°30′57″N 114°04′08″E / 22.51577°N 114.06877°E / 22.51577; 114.06877