Northern Link (MTR)

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This article is about the proposed railway in Hong Kong. For other uses, see Northern Link.
Northern Link
System MTR
Locale Districts: Yuen Long
Termini Kam Sheung Road
Lok Ma Chau / Kwu Tung
Stations 2 to 6
Track gauge 1,432 mm (4 ft 8 38 in) or 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Route map
West Rail Line
to Hung Hom
Up arrow
Kam Sheung Road     
West Rail Line
to Tuen Mun
Down arrow
Au Tau
Ngau Tam Mei
San Tin
Kwu Tung     
Left arrow
East Rail Line
to Hung Hom
Lok Ma Chau     
Hong Kong
Mainland China
Futian Checkpoint
Shenzhen Metro Line 4
to Qinghu
Down arrow

The Northern Link is a proposed rapid transit line of the MTR[1] system of Hong Kong which would connect the West Rail Line and the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line of the East Rail Line. The link would also serve as a connection to the border checkpoint to mainland China for passengers to and from the western New Territories.[2] The Northern Link would start at Kam Sheung Road and end at Lok Ma Chau and Kwu Tung, and would be constructed either as a direct shuttle or with intermediate stations.

Other benefits for constructing this project are that it would significantly cut journey times for certain trips (for example from Yuen Long to Fanling) and significantly reduce costs for these trips, and also relieve the large number of passengers using the East Rail Line by diverting some passengers to the West Rail Line.

According to the Railway Development Strategy 2014, a shuttle service between Kam Sheung Road Station and Kwu Tung Station spanning 10.7 km (6.6 mi) is expected to begin construction in 2018 and be inaugurated in 2023.[3]