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East Rail line cross-harbour extension

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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.[1] Before the rail merger, services on the operational sections of the line were provided by KCRC. Completion of the line is scheduled in 2021.[2] It will also reduce train lengths to 9 cars from 12 cars when opened, due to platform restrictions in Hong Kong Island.[3]



The following is a list of the stations on the East Rail line cross-harbour extension.

Livery and name District Connections Opening date
East Rail line
Admiralty Central and Western      Tsuen Wan line,      Island line and      South Island line February 12, 1980
Exhibition Centre Wan Chai      Tseung Kwan O line (proposed North Island line) 2021
Hung Hom
formerly Kowloon
Yau Tsim Mong /
Kowloon City
     Tuen Ma line (2019)
Through Train services to Mainland China
30 November 1975[a]
being relocated 2019
Mong Kok East
formerly Yaumati; Mong Kok
[b] 1 October 1910[a]
relocated 1968
Kowloon Tong Sham Shui Po /
Kowloon City
     Kwun Tong line 4 May 1982
Tai Wai Sha Tin      Ma On Shan line 15 August 1983
relocated 1986
Sha Tin 1 October 1910
Fo Tan[c] 15 February 1985
Racecourse[c] 1 October 1983
formerly Ma Liu Shui
24 September 1956
Tai Po Market Tai Po 7 April 1983
Tai Wo 9 May 1989
Fanling North 1 October 1910
Sheung Shui 16 May 1930
Lo Wu   Luohu for      Line 1 of the Shenzhen Metro
    Shenzhen Railway Station
(through border check)
14 October 1949
Spur line after Sheung Shui Station
Kwu Tung[d] North      Northern Link (proposed) Proposed
Lok Ma Chau[d] Yuen Long      Northern Link (proposed)
  Futian Checkpoint for      Line 4 of the Shenzhen Metro
(through border check)
15 August 2007


  1. ^ a b Originally opened as part of the Kowloon–Canton Railway.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b Fo Tan and Racecourse are parallel stations. Racecourse Station is only open when horseracing or a special event is held at Sha Tin Racecourse.
  4. ^ a b 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.[4]

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.[citation needed]

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  1. ^
  2. ^ "政府全資374億建沙中線(A4)". Ming Pao. 2008-03-12.
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  4. ^ Press Release 0848 MTR Corporation (in Chinese)