Immigration counters for people leaving Hong Kong for mainland China's Futian Port in Huanggang, Shenzhen.
The double-decked Lok Ma Chau-Huanggang bridge across the Sham Chun River which forms the border between mainland China (far side of the river) and Hong Kong (foreground). The building to the left is Lok Ma Chau Station and border checkpoint.
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 Futian Checkpoint Station.
The control point was opened on 15 August 2007 together with the opening of the KCRLok 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.
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.