Lok Ma Chau Spur Line

Blaze closes Lo Wu crossing

Fire broke out at the Lo Wu border crossing last night, closing the immigration post and leaving hundreds of agitated travellers waiting on the Hong Kong side.

Tuesday, 17 April, 2012, 12:00am

44 arrested in city's biggest smuggling bust

The largest anti-smuggling raid in Hong Kong's history nabbed 44 suspects in Sheung Shui, say customs officers who described how dozens of mainland smugglers made several cross-border trips each day with goods in their hand luggage.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Sceptical about the merits of high-speed cross-border rail link

In the report ('Light rail link planned to boost spur line', September 21), it was suggested that the planned high-speed rail link between West Kowloon and Shenzhen would be a threat to the existing Lok Ma Chau spur line connection.

I think this line as planned will not pose a threat to any current connections and may prove to be mostly redundant.

26 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Closed area's invaluable rock formations must be preserved

The Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong, supports the overall vision contained in the draft concept plan known as Land Use Planning for the (Frontier) Closed Area - strengthening nature conservation; conserving cultural heritage and promoting sustainable uses.

24 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Riders on spur line rising but still falling short

Lack of taxis cited as one deterrent to using Lok Ma Chau rail service

Use of the MTR Lok Ma Chau spur line has increased steadily since its launch in mid-August, but is still falling short of the expected 60,000 passengers a day.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Slow start for new Lok Ma Chau line

The new Lok Ma Chau spur line had limited success in relieving the burden on the heavily travelled Lo Wu line during its first weekend, with travellers blaming the poor transport connections on the Shenzhen side.

20 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

High hopes

About 10,000 passengers travelled on the Lok Ma Chau spur line when it opened on Wednesday. Do you agree with the KCRC that, eventually, an average of 60,000 people a day will use the line? Write to us.

18 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Passengers sparse on spur line's first two days

About 10,000 passengers rode the Lok Ma Chau spur line during the first half day of operation on Wednesday.

The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, which expects an average of 60,000 passengers a day on the spur line one year from now, said it expected numbers to pick up.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

New transport links threaten to go off rails

The city could do without duplicating the economic waste of the overuse of the central harbour crossing coupled with the underuse of the eastern and western alternatives. But it is on track to manage it after the beginning yesterday of the KCRC spur line service to the Lok Ma Chau border crossing and the opening last month of the Western Corridor road border crossing.

16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

KCRC unsure of new line's draw

With services on the Lok Ma Chau spur line set to start this afternoon, the KCRC says it is still unclear how many cross-border passengers will be diverted from Lo Wu.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Rail crossing to open on August 15

The long-awaited Lok Ma Chau Spur Line is set to open on August 15, the leaders of Hong Kong and Guangdong announced yesterday.

3 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

No offices, no burgers, no trucks

Shenzhen officials worried about the lack of use of a new border crossing for vehicles have met truck drivers to discuss ways of improving traffic flow just a month after the opening of the Western Corridor checkpoint.

The chairman of the Lok Ma Chau-Hong Kong Freight Association, Chiang Chi-wai, met officials of the Shenzhen control point on Thursday.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Green light for Lok Ma Chau line

The Lok Ma Chau Spur Line is likely to be opened early this month after the central government yesterday completed an inspection of immigration and customs facilities at the new checkpoint. The KCRC extension, which provides passengers with a detour from Lo Wu at Sheung Shui station, had been expected to open last month.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Money spent, so let's make most of crossings

The newly opened Western Corridor is something to show for nearly HK$18 billion that has been sunk into improving cross-border transport to western Shenzhen, the home of many Hong Kong people and locally invested businesses.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Lok Ma Chau delay 'costs HK$500,000 a day'

Idle facilities at the new Lok Ma Chau spur line are costing the KCRC up to HK$500,000 a day, Legco transport panel chairman Andrew Cheng Kar-foo said yesterday.

During a visit to the new cross-border facilities yesterday, the legislator said the Hong Kong side was ready but he understood Shenzhen authorities still had what he called 'administrative procedures' to complete.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am