North South Corridor

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For other uses, see North–South Line.

The North South Corridor is a Hong Kong MTR railway line that is part of the Sha Tin to Central Link project. It is on the ready-to-build stage. It will extend the East Rail Line to Admiralty station through the fourth cross-harbour railway tunnel in Hong Kong.[1] Before the rail merger, services on the operational sections of the line were provided by KCRC. Completion of the line is scheduled in 2020.[2] It will also reduce train lengths to 9 cars from 12 cars when opened, due to platform restrictions in Hong Kong Island.[3]


Livery and Name District Connections Opened
North South Corridor*
Admiralty1 Central & Western      Island Line,      Tsuen Wan Line and
     South Island Line (East) (End Of 2016)
February 12, 1980
North South Corridor: 2020
South Island East: End Of 2016
Exhibition1 Wan Chai      North Island Line (under planning) North South Corridor: 2020
North Island Line: 2026
Hung Hom
formerly Kowloon
Yau Tsim Mong/
Kowloon City
     East West Corridor
Intercity services outside of Hong Kong
November 30, 1974,
In a relocated platform
Mong Kok East
formerly Yaumati,
Mong Kok
Opened 1910,
Relocated 1968
Kowloon Tong Sham Shui Po/
Kowloon City
     Kwun Tong Line May 4, 1982
Tai Wai Sha Tin      East West Corridor August 15, 1983
Sha Tin   October 1, 1910
Fo Tan February 15, 1985
Racecourse3 October 1, 1983
formerly Ma Liu Shui
September 24, 1956
Science Park4
Tai Po
Tai Po Market Opened 1910,
Relocated 1983
Tai Wo May 9, 1989
Fanling North October 1, 1910
Sheung Shui 1930
Lo Wu Luohu Station for      Line 1 of the Shenzhen Metro
(through border check)
October 14, 1949
Kwu Tung24  
Chau Tau24 Northern Link
Yuen Long
Lok Ma Chau2 Futian Checkpoint Station for      Line 4 of the Shenzhen Metro
(through border check)
August 15, 2007

1 The section from Admiralty to Hung Hom will open at 2020; the section from Hung Hom northward is still part of the East Rail Line.
2 Kwu Tung, Chau Tau and Lok Ma Chau are stations on the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line, a branch from Sheung Shui Station of the      East Rail Line.
3 Trains stop at Racecourse on race days only. Trains stopping at Racecourse do not stop at Fo Tan.
4 Proposed station

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  2. ^ "政府全資374億建沙中線(A4)". Ming Pao. 2008-03-12. 
  3. ^