The Penny's Bay rail link between Yam O and the Disneyland theme park is likely to be completed by the third quarter of 2005 - well before the theme park's scheduled opening the following year. Mass Transit Railway Corporation officials said progress on the construction of the $2 billion shuttle line was 'quite good', characterising it at about 65 per cent completed. 'We're about six months ahead of schedule and will be laying the track in January,' project manager Antonio Choi Fung-chung said. He said trial runs of the line were scheduled to take place in the second quarter of 2005. The construction of the Yam O station on northern Lantau, which is the starting point for the 3.5km line, has also been largely completed. The journey from Yam O to the Disney resort will take about 31/2 minutes. Fares have yet to be set. Mr Choi said he had received numerous inquiries about Yam O station's unique architectural design, which sits alone on reclaimed land near Tung Chung station. 'It's primarily a transfer station with an interchange platform from the Tung Chung line to Yam O line. We've designed it with a 21st-century design ... that takes you to the resort's 19th-century garden theme,' he said. 'We've designed it with the idea of a time machine in mind.' Although the line will compete with private vehicles, tour buses and public bus operators, its operator aims to capture about 30 to 40 per cent of traffic bound for the Disney park. Mr Choi said although the company expects 10,000 passengers will use the line every day, it will be able to carry that number every hour in each direction.