Tung Chung West Station

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Tung Chung West
東涌西
MTR
Proposed MTR rapid transit station
Location Tung Chung
Islands District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°16′50″N 113°56′03″E / 22.2805°N 113.9342°E / 22.2805; 113.9342Coordinates: 22°16′50″N 113°56′03″E / 22.2805°N 113.9342°E / 22.2805; 113.9342
Owned by MTR Corporation
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Construction
Structure type Underground
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
  Proposed services  
towards Tamar
Tung Chung Line Terminus
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Tung Chung West
Location within the MTR system

Tung Chung West (Chinese: 東涌西) is a proposed MTR terminus station of Tung Chung Line at the west of Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong, which would follow on from Tung Chung Station. When Yat Tung Estate (Trad. Chinese: 逸東邨) in Tung Chung West was constructed, the MTR Corporation and the Hong Kong SAR Government reserved a site to build the station. Due to insufficient population there, the station has so far not been constructed.

On 18 February 2009, the government replied to the Legislative Council that a decision or timetable for the construction of Tung Chung West Station was not available for the time being.[1]

In 2013, Tung Chung West Extension was mentioned in the review and update of the Railway Development Strategy 2000, after the government launched the "Tung Chung New Town Extension Study" in 2012 to further expand and develop Tung Chung New Town.[2] The updated strategy, released in September 2014 as the Railway Development Strategy 2014 (RDS-2014), confirms that planning is indeed underway to build the Tung Chung West extension, and that the projected cost is $6 billion. An "implementation window" of 2020 to 2024 was noted.[3]

The New Lantao Bus company, which operates a circular bus route between Yat Tung Estate and Tung Chung Station, petitioned the Legislative Council against construction of the new station.[4]

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