East Rail line cross-harbour extension(Redirected from North South Corridor)
The East Rail line cross-harbour extension, codenamed “North South Corridor” (南北走廊) during planning and construction, is a Hong Kong MTR railway line that is part of the Sha Tin to Central Link project. It is currently under construction. It will extend the East Rail Line to Admiralty station through the fourth cross-harbour railway tunnel in Hong Kong. Before the rail merger, services on the operational sections of the line were provided by KCRC. Completion of the line is scheduled in 2021. It will also reduce train lengths to 9 cars from 12 cars when opened, due to platform restrictions in Hong Kong Island.
The following is a list of the stations on the East Rail line cross-harbour extension.
- Originally opened as part of the Kowloon–Canton Railway.
- 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.
- Fo Tan and Racecourse are parallel stations. Racecourse Station is only open when horseracing or a special event is held at Sha Tin Racecourse.
- 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.
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.
- "政府全資374億建沙中線(A4)". Ming Pao. 2008-03-12.
- Press Release 0848 MTR Corporation (in Chinese)
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