Lok Ma Chau Spur line

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The Lok Ma Chau Spur Line will be the second railway link between Hong Kong and the Mainland, relieving passenger congestion at Lo Wu Station. The 7.4 kilometre alignment will branch off the existing East Rail north of Sheung Shui Station and then stretch to the Lok Ma Chau Terminus where customs and immigration facilities will be provided. The terminus will be connected to new Huanggang Station of the Shenzhen Metro by a pedestrian bridge across the Shenzhen River.

The KCRC has adopted a combined tunnel and viaduct scheme for the Spur Line: from Sheung Shui to Chau Tau, the railway will run through tunnels, the railway will then run on viaducts until it reaches Lok Ma Chau Station.

The Spur Line project comprises four major sections, namely, the tunnels, the viaducts, Lok Ma Chau Station, and the modification works at the existing Sheung Shui Station.

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region endorsed the Corporation's construction of the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line on 14 June 2002. Construction commenced in January 2003, and the project is targeted for completion in 2007.

Key Statistics of Lok Ma Chau Spur Line:

  • Length: 7.4km
  • Journey Time: 6 mins (from Sheung Shui to Lok Ma Chau)
  • Train Frequency: 6 trains per hour running from East Tsim Sha Tsui to Lok Ma Chau

See also

External links

  • [1] KCR Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Official Website
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