Future Projects of the Mtr

Three rail lines may be on the cards, says bureau

At least three more railway projects - including a Siu Sai Wan extension and a spur line parallel to the Island Line - could be proposed after the government decides this year on the rail projects for the next stage of post-2020 development.

Tuesday, 8 May, 2012, 12:00am

Deconstructing construction

It has been four years since Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang outlined plans for 10 major infrastructure projects in the city. As expected, the proposed public works - mostly scheduled for completion by around 2020 - have spurred jobs in related industries, particularly in property and construction.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

MTR line ready to roll

Construction work on an extension to the Mass Transit Railway's Kwun Tong line will start next year.

It is expected to be completed in 2015, the Legislative Council was told.

MTR Corporation officials said work on the 2.6-kilometre underground railway will start next year, when all the designs are expected to be ready.

19 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

MTR passenger rise 'manageable'

Busy cross-harbour MTR routes will be able to handle the extra passengers brought by the Sha Tin to Central link before that line's cross-harbour section is completed in 2019, the government said yesterday.

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Expansion of rail network essential for HK

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Toilets planned for only 3 more stations

Toilets will be added to only three more MTR stations in response to passenger demands for more public facilities - at Prince Edward, Quarry Bay and Ngau Tau Kok. All three will be on the ground level outside station entrances, not at the platform level.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

HK$6b from taxpayers helps MTR go west

Kennedy Town rail link approved

The MTR's long-awaited HK$8.9 billion West Island Line finally got the go-ahead yesterday when the Executive Council approved using public money to cover more than two-thirds of the cost.

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Many problems to solve before rail merger can go ahead

The ongoing struggle with the merger as identified in your leader, 'Rail merger needs putting on fast track' (May 4), is a sign there is a fundamental problem with the deal - and this needs to be addressed before we can fast-track the merger.

6 May 2007 - 12:00am

Lawmakers renew call for toilets at MTR stations

The MTR Corp has again been urged to offer desperate passengers relief by installing public toilets in stations.

Lawmakers at a Legco committee meeting discussing the MTR Corp and Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation merger bill said the MTR Corp should improve services by building public toilets.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Rail hub too?

The West Kowloon Cultural District may house the terminus of a proposed regional express rail line linking Hong Kong with Guangzhou. What do you think of such a plan? Share your views: write to us.

12 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Does Hong Kong need the South and West Island MTR lines?

1 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Holidays cut MTR passenger tally

MTR Corp's passenger numbers declined 0.7 per cent last month on a year-on-year basis because of extra holidays.

The number of passengers at the four MTR urban lines fell to 63.05 million from 63.45 million.

15 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Lantau-Shenzhen superhighway scheme scaled back

The ambitious multibillion-dollar Route 10 project, aimed at providing a superhighway system to connect North Lantau and western Shenzhen, is to be scaled down by one-third.

The 4.5km north section of Route 10, originally planned to link So Kwun Wat in Tuen Mun to Yuen Long where it would further link up with the proposed Shenzhen West Corridor, is to be shelved.

20 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Still early days

I refer to the letter from John P. Burns headlined, 'Seeking answers on feasibility study' (South China Morning Post, September 28), on the extension of rail transport to the south side of Hong Kong Island.

No feasibility study was carried out for such a rail line. Any possible rail link to that area has not reached that stage of the study.

14 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

MTRC plans $60b property project

THE Mass Transit Railway Corp (MTRC) is set to announce plans in the next few weeks for a huge property development at its Siu Ho Wan train depot on Lantau Island.

Based on market conditions, the development would yield about nine million square feet of space and entail an investment of about $60 billion.

27 Jul 1997 - 12:00am