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 2021.[2] It will also reduce train lengths to 9 cars from 12 cars when opened, due to platform restrictions in Hong Kong Island.[3]

Stations[edit]

The following is a list of the stations on the North South Corridor.

Livery and name District Connections Opening date
North South Corridor
Admiralty Central and Western      Tsuen Wan Line,      Island Line and      South Island Line 31 May 1985[a]
Exhibition Wan Chai      North Island Line (proposed) 2021
Hung Hom
formerly Kowloon
Yau Tsim Mong /
Kowloon City
     East West Corridor (2019)
Through Train services to Mainland China
30 November 1975[b]
Mong Kok East
formerly Yaumati; Mong Kok
[c] 1 October 1910[b]
relocated 1968
Kowloon Tong Sham Shui Po /
Kowloon City
     Kwun Tong Line 1 October 1979[d]
Tai Wai Sha Tin      East West Corridor (2019) 15 August 1983[b]
relocated 1986
Sha Tin 1 October 1910[b]
Fo Tan[e] 15 February 1985[b]
Racecourse[e] 1 October 1983[b]
University
formerly Ma Liu Shui
24 September 1956[b]
Tai Po Market Tai Po 7 April 1983
Tai Wo 9 May 1989[b]
Fanling North 1 October 1910[b]
Sheung Shui 16 May 1930[b]
Lo Wu Shenzhen Metro Luohu for
  Line 1
of the Shenzhen Metro
China Railway China Railway High-speed Shenzhen Railway Station
(through border check)
14 October 1949[b]
Spur line after Sheung Shui Station
Kwu Tung[f] North      Northern Link (proposed) Proposed
Lok Ma Chau[f] Yuen Long      Northern Link (proposed) Shenzhen Metro Futian Checkpoint for
  Line 4
of the Shenzhen Metro
(through border check)
15 August 2007[b]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Originally opened as part of the Island Line (MTR).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Originally opened as part of the East Rail Line.
  3. ^ Mong Kok East Station and Mong Kok Station (on the Tsuen Wan Line and Kwun Tong Line) are not physically connected. There is pedestrian transfer via a footbridge; the journey time is approximately 10–15 minutes on foot.
  4. ^ Originally opened as part of the Kwun Tong Line.
  5. ^ a b Fo Tan and Racecourse are parallel stations. Racecourse Station is only open when horseracing or a special event is held at Sha Tin Racecourse.
  6. ^ a b Kwu Tung and Lok Ma Chau are stations on the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line, a branch of the line northwards from Sheung Shui Station. Lok Ma Chau is the only open station on this branch.

Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau are within the Frontier Closed Area and cannot be entered by anyone without a permit or a passport and visa to Mainland China. In May 2008, MTR announced plans to renew many stations, some of which have been in service for over half a century. Refurbishment is not expected to be fully completed until 2016 at the earliest.[4]

There are long distances between University and Tai Po Market stations, between Tai Wo and Fanling stations, and between Sheung Shui and Lok Ma Chau stations; and there are no intermediate stations within these sections. These sections of track are nearby the Science Park, Tai Po Kau, Hong Lok Yuen, Kau Lung Hang village, and Kwu Tung village. However, intermediate stations within some sections of the track are under planning.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.legco.gov.hk/yr06-07/chinese/panels/tp/tp_rdp/papers/tp_rdp0716cb1-2058-1-c.pdf
  2. ^ "政府全資374億建沙中線(A4)". Ming Pao. 2008-03-12. 
  3. ^ http://www.mtr-shatincentrallink.hk/en/faq/
  4. ^ Press Release 0848 MTR Corporation (Chinese)