Tung Chung West station

Coordinates: 22°16′50″N 113°56′03″E / 22.2805°N 113.9342°E / 22.2805; 113.9342
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Tung Chung West

東涌西
Future MTR MTR rapid transit station
(Approved, construction begins 2023)
Proposed station site
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese東涌西
Simplified Chinese东涌西
Cantonese YaleDūngchūng
Literal meaningWest of the East (of a) branch of a river
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinDōngchōng Xī
Yue: Cantonese
Yale RomanizationDūngchūng
JyutpingDung1cung1 Sai1
General information
LocationTung Chung
Islands District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°16′50″N 113°56′03″E / 22.2805°N 113.9342°E / 22.2805; 113.9342
Owned byMTR Corporation
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)Tung Chung line
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
Other information
StatusUnder construction
Station codeTCW
WebsiteTung Chung Line Extension
History
OpeningExpected: 2029; 5 years' time (2029)
Key dates
2020Planning and design commences
2021Project gazetted under the Railways Ordinance[1] (amendments in 2022)[2]
2022Environmental permit approved[3]
2023Commencement of construction
2029Expected completion of construction
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Future
Tung Chung
towards Tamar
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. It will replace Airport as the westernmost railway station in Hong Kong when it opens in 2029.

The station is planned to be located to the west of Yat Tung Estate.

History[edit]

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 plans 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 currently operates a circular bus route between Yat Tung Estate and Tung Chung station, petitioned the Legislative Council against construction of the new station.[7]

The construction of the station was approved and gazetted on 10 January 2023, with construction beginning in mid-2023 and it is expected to be completed in 2029.[8]

Design[edit]

The station will be located underground, accompanied by two ventilation facilities adjacent to it. Two exits will be constructed near Yat Tung Estate.

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.
  8. ^ "Hong Kong metro extension approved". Metro Report International. 7 February 2023. Retrieved 4 May 2023.