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Highway and Railway Network of Hong Kong

Highway and Railway Network of Hong Kong

 

 

 

With its high population density as well as busy pedestrian and vehicular traffic, an integrated road and railway network plays a vital role in maintaining the prosperity of Hong Kong.

Our road network is now around 1 977 km in length. We are constructing or planning nine strategic highway projects (Table 1).

 

 

We will continue to review and develop the road network to support land use planning and meet future development needs.

 

Railway provides efficient and environmentally friendly mass transportation. Our transport policy is to accord priority to railway with a view of developing it as the backbone of our passenger transport system.

The railway network, including the Light Rail Transit is now about 210 km in length. Two railway projects costing about $10 billion are under construction and will be completed by 2009 (Table 2). By then, the railway network will be increased to about 220 km in length.

Another six railway projects are now at various planning stages. Completion of these projects will extend the total network to about 300 km in length (Table 2).

It will be convenient to travel through Hong Kong via the efficient roads and railway network completed and rail projects under planning:  Tin Shui Wai to Central 40 minutes, Ma On Shan to Tsim Sha Tsui 30 minutes, Tsuen Wan to Kai Tak 30 minutes and Shatin to Lantau 35 minutes.

 

Table 1 - Strategic Highway Project under Construction or Review

Strategic Road Project under Construction or Review

Scheduled Completion Year

Estimated Project Cost **

Length (km)

Route 9 (previously Route 5) (Section between Shek Wai Kok and Chai Wan Kok)

2007

$0.8 billion

2.0

Sha Tin New Town II - Construction of Road T3

2007

$1.9 billion

2.0

*Route 8 (previously Route 9) (Sha Tin to Cheung Sha Wan section)

2007

$6.8 billion

5.9

*Route 8 (previously Route 9) (Tsing Yi to Cheung Sha Wan section)

2008 - 2009

$11.1 billion

7.6

Shatin New Town Phase II, Trunk Road T4 2010 $1.1 billion 1.6

Route 4 (previously Route 7) (Section between Kennedy Town and Aberdeen)

Under review

Under review

Under review

Central Kowloon Route

Under planning

Under planning

Under planning

Central Wanchai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link

Under review

$20.5 billion

4.7

Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge
Hong Kong Section and North Lantau Highway Connection

Under Planning

Under Planning

 Under Planning

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** Estimated project cost may be subject to changes depending on the planning of individual projects.

 

Highway Project under Construction or Review

 

Table 2 - Railway Projects under Construction, Planning or Review

Project

Length (km)

Routing

Scheduled Completion Year

Kowloon Southern Link

3.8

Connects the Nam Cheong Station and the East Tsim Sha Tsui Station

2009

Tseung Kwan O Extension (Phase II) - Tseung Kwan O South Station at Area 86
3.1
Extends Tseung Kwan O Line from Tseung Kwan O Station to Tseung Kwan O South Station
2009
Shatin to Central Link
 
17
Extends East Rail Line across the harbour to Hong Kong Island together with extension of West Rail Line to Sha Tin / Ma On Shan via Hung Hom, Southeast Kowloon and Diamond Hill
Under planning
Northern Link and Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shengzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
30
Northern Link connects the West Rail Line Kam Sheung Road Station to both the Lok Ma Chau boundary crossing and the East Rail Line at north New Territories. Express Rail Link runs from a new terminus at West Kowloon to the boundary at Lok Ma Chau for connection with the Mainland secton of the Express Rail Link.
Under planning
West Island Line
3
Connects Western District with the Island Line on the Hong Kong Island
Under planning
South Island Line
14
Connects Southern District with the Island Line on the Hong Kong Island
Under planning
North Hong Kong Island Line
4
Provides an additional corridor from Hong Kong Station to Fortress Hill Station
Under review
Port Rail Line
30
Provides a direct freight link from the boundary crossing at Lo Wu to the container ports at Kwai Chung
Under review

 Railway Projects under Construction, Planning or Review