Background

Hung Shui Kiu Station on the Tuen Ma Line is one of the railway schemes recommended to be taken forward under the Railway Development Strategy 2014 to facilitate the railway to be a backbone of public transport development.  

The proposed Hung Shui Kiu Station is to be constructed between Tin Shui Wai Station and Siu Hong Station on the existing Tuen Ma Line to provide a train service to the Hung Shui Kiu / Ha Tsuen New Development Area and districts nearby.    

Upon invitation by the Government, MTR Corporation commenced the detailed planning,  design and other preparation works gradually (including environment investigation, survey of existing utilities, ground investigation and advance protection works for existing railway facilities, etc.) of Hung Shui Kiu Station in October 2021.

Station Name

The name “Hung Shui Kiu Station” on the Tuen Ma Line is in fact a project name. The formal name of the station will be confirmed at a closer time to service commencement. When naming a station, several factors such as the representativeness, geographic location and local characteristics, etc, will be taken into consideration.

All drawings and visuals are provided for concept illustration only. The content is subject to change as the planning and design works are still in progress.

Project Timeline

October 2021

Commencement of detailed planning, design and other preparation works

First half of 2023
or before

Gazettal under the Railways Ordinance

2024

Commencement of main construction works

2030

Completion of main construction works and commence service

Remark: Hung Shui Kiu Station will be built on the existing Tuen Ma Line (the former West Rail Line). The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report for the West Rail Line project was completed in accordance to the relevant statutory procedures. The project team will apply the Variation of Environmental Permit as per relevant statutory procedures as needed, ensuring the construction and operation of the Hung Shui Kiu Station comply with applicable statutory requirements.

Benefits

According to the Government’s planning, the Hung Shui Kiu / Ha Tsuen New Development Area will be developed as a desirable place to live, work, relax and for commercial activities. It will serve as a “Regional Economic and Civic Hub” for the Northwest New Territories to boost up the economic development. The proposed Hung Shui Kiu Station will be located in the new development area, it will become an important infrastructure to facilitate the development of the region. Upon full development, it will provide new employment opportunities and homes for new population.

According to the Government’s planning, the Hung Shui Kiu / Ha Tsuen New Development Area will be developed as a desirable place to live, work, relax and for commercial activities. It will serve as a “Regional Economic and Civic Hub” for the Northwest New Territories to boost up the economic development. The proposed Hung Shui Kiu Station will be located in the new development area, it will become an important infrastructure to facilitate the development of the region. Upon full development, it will provide new employment opportunities and homes for new population.

Connecting  the proposed Hung Shui Kiu / Ha Tsuen New Development Area to Tin Shui Wai and Siu Hong stations currently relies on the road transportations.  Upon commissioning of the new station, the travelling time from Hung Shui Kiu Station to Tin Shui Wai and Siu Hong stations are expected to be approximately 4 minutes. Besides, the estimated travelling time from Hung Shui Kiu Station via the Tuen Ma Line and East Rail Line to Exhibition Centre and Admiralty stations will be approximately 41 and 43 minutes respectively. The railway network will connect to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories with significantly reduced travelling time.

Connecting  the proposed Hung Shui Kiu / Ha Tsuen New Development Area to Tin Shui Wai and Siu Hong stations currently relies on the road transportations.  Upon commissioning of the new station, the travelling time from Hung Shui Kiu Station to Tin Shui Wai and Siu Hong stations are expected to be approximately 4 minutes. Besides, the estimated travelling time from Hung Shui Kiu Station via the Tuen Ma Line and East Rail Line to Exhibition Centre and Admiralty stations will be approximately 41 and 43 minutes respectively. The railway network will connect to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories with significantly reduced travelling time.

Providing an alternative commuting choice to the public may help relieve the road traffic congestion in the district. Also, it can help reduce exhaust fumes, noise and carbon emissions, etc. To bring low carbon travelling experience to the passengers, the station design incorporates different green features and sustainable elements.

Providing an alternative commuting choice to the public may help relieve the road traffic congestion in the district. Also, it can help reduce exhaust fumes, noise and carbon emissions, etc. To bring low carbon travelling experience to the passengers, the station design incorporates different green features and sustainable elements.

FAQ

Hung Shui Kiu Station’s main construction works are expected to complete and commence service in 2030.

MTR Corporation has commenced the related works of Hung Shui Kiu Station since October 2021. Prior to the construction of Hung Shui Kiu Station, we need to go through many steps including detailed planning, design and statutory procedures.  Therefore, the construction of the station is expected to commence in 2024 and be finished in 2030.

Since Hung Shui Kiu Station will be built on the currently operating Tuen Ma Line, some special construction arrangements and measures are needed to minimise the risks and influences for the existing railway services. For example, most of the work can only be conducted during non-operation hours, which adds to the difficulties and the time needed for construction.

Upon invitation by the Government, the Corporation has commenced the detailed planning and design of Hung Shui Kiu Station since October 2021. To coordinate with the NDA, the construction of Hung Shui Kiu Station is expected to commence in 2024, with a target to launch the station in 2030.

According to the development plan, it is predicted that most of the residents will start to move into the new development area in 2030, which matches the estimated construction schedule of Hung Shui Kiu Station.

The Hung Shui Kiu project will adopt the “ownership” approach for the financing of the project.

The Corporation will closely monitor the patronage of Tuen Ma Line and make appropriate operational arrangements when needed to meet the overall passengers’ demands.

When a new railway line is come into service, the Corporation will consult the District Council as well as relevant stakeholders and review MTR bus services from time to time.

The Corporation will ensure the station design, construction, and operation conform to environmental regulations, while adopting all feasible mitigation measures to reduce any possible adverse impact on the environment.

As the statutory monuments are protected by law, the Corporation will carefully take all feasible measures to minimise any possible impact on the above monuments induced by the construction of the project.

Green and sustainable elements will be incorporated into the station design, not only making the station visually appealing but also blending it into the surrounding environment.

While developing railway projects, we are also committed to protecting the environment. We appointed a consultant to conduct environmental reviews on the impact of the project regarding noise, air quality, landscapes and visuals, etc. Then, we will formulate mitigation measures if necessary to minimise the possible impact on the nearby environment and comply with applicable statutory requirements.

From the station planning, design to construction stages, the Corporation will actively maintain close ties with the community and enhance the community awareness on the project. For the latest updates, please stay tuned!