Express Rail Link in Hong Kong

The location of the West Kowloon Station of Express Rail Link

The Regional Express Line envisaged in the Railway Development Strategy 2000 proposed by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR Government), has now become the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Express Rail Link). In April 2008, the HKSAR Government asked the MTR Corporation to carry out further planning and design of the Express Rail Link. Subsequently, the HKSAR Government gazetted the Scheme for the Express Rail Link under the Railways Ordinance to collect public views.

On 20 October 2009, the Chief Executive in Council authorized the Scheme and the Amendments of the Scheme of the Express Rail Link. On 16 January 2010, the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council approved the funding application for the construction of the Express Rail Link. The construction commenced in late January 2010 with the target service commissioning in September 2018.

The 26-km Express Rail Link is vitally important to Hong Kong. It will link Hong Kong with major Mainland cities with significantly reduced travelling times. The project will reinforce Hong Kong as the southern gateway of the Mainland. It will play an unparalleled role in fostering closer social and economic ties between Hong Kong and the Mainland, injecting momentum and creating new opportunities for future development in the medium and longer term.

The alignment of the Express Rail Link

For the Project Details of the Express Rail Link, please .

For the information on the public consultations on the Express Rail Link Project, please .

For information on Express Rail Link's frequency and capacity, and its connection to the Mainland, please .

For the papers on the Express Rail Link, please.

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