Tung Chung West station

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Tung Chung West

東涌西
MTR
Future MTR rapid transit station
(Approved, construction begins 2023)
Proposed site of Tung Chung West Station (blue sky).jpg
Proposed station site
General information
LocationTung Chung
Islands District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°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 byMTR Corporation
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
Other information
StatusUnder planning
Station codeTCW
WebsiteTung Chung Line Extension
History
OpeningExpected: 2029; 7 years' time (2029)
Key dates
2020Planning and design commences
2021Project gazetted under the Railways Ordinance[1] (amendments in 2022)[2]
2022Environmental permit approved[3]
2023Expected commencement of construction
2030Expected completion of construction
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Future
Tung Chung
towards Hong Kong
Tung Chung line
Tung Chung line extension
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 the proposed MTR terminus station of the Tung Chung line, 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. If the station does open, it would replace Airport station as the westernmost railway station in Hong Kong.

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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tung Chung Line Extension gazette" (Press release). The Government of Hong Kong SAR. 10 December 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Amendments to Tung Chung Line Extension gazetted" (Press release). The Government of Hong Kong SAR. 24 June 2022. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Ordinance, Cap. 499. Application for Approval of EIA Report. Project Title: Tung Chung Line Extension (Application No.: EIA-277/2021)" (PDF). Environmental Protection Department, The Government of Hong Kong SAR. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  4. ^ Transport services for residents of Yat Tung Estate in Tung Chung
  5. ^ Our Future Railway
  6. ^ "Railway Development Strategy 2014" (PDF). Transport and Housing Bureau. September 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 June 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  7. ^ Wong, Matthew L.P. (24 November 2014). "Submission expressing views on the Railway Development Strategy 2014 from Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited" (PDF). Legislative Council.