Northern Link to build connectivity in Kwu Tung Station
Located on the East Rail Line, Kwu Tung Station supports the potential of the development of the surrounding areas in Kwu Tung North. Creating a better future for the rural community.
Kwu Tung Station is the proposed station located on the East Rail Line. The station is said to be situated near the residential, retail, leisure, social services, and community facilities. It was a Governmental strategy for facilitating travel in the vicinity. When the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line of the East Rail Line was being constructed, there were some provisions already made for the tunnel structure of the future Kwu Tung Station to decline the effect of subsequent station building projects on train services. The northern link project will also adjoin Kwu Tung Station with the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line of the East Rail Line and Tuen Ma Line. This will allow a super fast and easy interchange between the East Rail Line and Tuen Ma Line.
Details about Kwu Tung Station:
After 1945, the old Wai Tau and Hakka communities were the only communities staying in the Kwu Tung. The town has also been inhabited by a few Chiu Chow people. Kwu Tung is one of the great places to visit and try out their specialties. The proposed station of Kwu Tung will be constructed between Sheung Shui and Lok Ma Chau stations. In addition, the station is currently at the joining point of the old Ma Tso Lung Road and Ho Sheung Heung Road, two major tower centers around the future Kwu Tung North New Development Area. The purpose of the construction is to build a bridge for the general public and other transportation. Nearly 80% of the population in the Kwu Tung North New Development Area will be located near the Kwu Tung Station, within 599 meters. It is a great way to adjoin north and east together.
Why Kwu Tung Station?
The Northern link project is a still ongoing heavy rail project by MTR which will make interstate travel and travel beyond borders easier. Kwu Tung Station is a two-level underground station. It has an island platform and station concourse at both the lower and upper levels. Passengers with convenient access and other means of transportation can easily travel since both of the entrances and exits are at ground level. Its futuristic design is also one of the reasons why this Kwu Tung station is a promising project by MTR.
Not only the design and its structure but the station also includes some amazing sustainable features. These features are there to help the Kwu Tung Station to enhance energy efficiency and to make the journey more environmentally friendly and comfortable. Plus, the Kwu Tung Station is said to have an open space outside the station. There are other additional features as well. These are as follows:
The Kwu Tung Station is said to serve the community people so that they can use the rail-based transport system. This will shorten the total journey time. Usually it takes about 15 minutes to reach Sheung Shui Station from the Kwu Tung North New Development Area. We aim to cut the journey time short and we expect the total time to be approximately 3 minutes.
Build connectivity with MTR
MTR has a big and long term vision of connecting the East and West Rail with the northern link. Our expert engineers and technicians are already working on its preliminary design, feasibility studies, ground investigation, etc. It's our mission to create a sustainable future for the rural community of Kwu Tung.
Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line
During the construction of the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line of the East Rail Line, some provisions for the tunnel structure of the future Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line had already been made to minimise the impact of subsequent station construction projects on train services.
Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line supports the unleashing of the development potential of the surrounding areas, in particular Kwu Tung North, creating new dynamics for the community. The station will be located near the residential, retail, leisure, social services and community facilities planned by the Government to facilitate travel by residents in the vicinity. Looking ahead, through the Northern Link, Kwu Tung Station will connect the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line of the East Rail Line and Tuen Ma Line, enabling easy interchange between the East Rail Line and Tuen Ma Line.
Planning and design works for Kwu Tung Station on the Northern Link, including preliminary design, feasibility studies, ground investigation, etc., are underway. Stay tuned for updates!
During the construction of the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line of the East Rail Line in Kwu Tung in 2003.
Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line is a two-level underground station with an island platform and station concourse at the lower and upper levels respectively, while entrances and exits are at ground level, providing passengers with convenient access to the Kwu Tung community and transfer to other means of transportation.
Interactive Diagram of Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line
Click on the pins to explore different station design features.
* 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.
The design of Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line incorporates sustainable features, such as the open entrance and exit, which strengthens air ventilation within the station and of the surroundings. These sustainable features help enhance energy efficiency and make passengers' journeys and the community environment more comfortable and convenient. In addition, the overall design of the station will be well-integrated with the proposed open space outside the station, providing a seamless experience for passengers to enjoy a recreational space after their journey. Other sustainable features include:
BEAM Plus Gold Certification
is targeted for the project
Building Information Modelling
has been used across disciplines for station design
Caring station facilities
- Platform Screen Doors at platforms.
- Air conditioning in the station.
- Barrier-free accesses and public toilets at the station to facilitate passengers in need.
- Babycare rooms in the station to provide a comfortable environment for breastfeeding and baby care.
Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line will serve the transport needs of the Kwu Tung North New Development Area and supports the unleashing of the development potential of the surrounding areas.
Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line will facilitate residents to use the rail-based transport system, shortening their journey time. The road journey from the Kwu Tung North New Development Area to Sheung Shui Station now takes about 15 minutes during peak hours. Upon commissioning of the station, the same journey by railway is expected to be approximately 3 minutes, which is one-fifth of the current journey time.
Building between Sheung Shui and Lok Ma Chau stations, the proposed Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line is located at the junction of the existing Ma Tso Lung Road and Ho Sheung Heung Road, which is also the town centre of the future Kwu Tung North New Development Area. The station will be close to future public facilities and transportation infrastructure.
Under the railway-based development model, about 80% of the population in the Kwu Tung North New Development Area will reside within 500 metres of the proposed Kwu Tung Station. According to the preliminary planning and design, there will be two exits located at the eastern and western sides of the proposed Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line, connecting to the proposed recreational area in the Kwu Tung North New Development Area. The western exit will be adjacent to the future wet market and public transport interchange.
*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.
Connecting past, present and future
Since 1945, Kwu Tung has become a settlement inhabited by the ancient Wai Tau and Hakka communities, as well as a small number of Chiu Chow people. There are plenty of natural wonders and eateries awaiting you to explore!
History and origin of the name
According to historical documents, most of the ethnic minorities use the Chinese character "cave" (i.e. "Tung") in the name of the places they lived. Over the last century, there were many villages and lively street markets in Kwu Tung.
Kwu Tung Reservoir
This hidden gem is located to the south of Kwu Tung Village nestled alongside Ki Lun Shan. Looking from the mountain peak, visitors can view the heart-shaped reservoir, hence the reservoir is also known as "heart-shaped lake". It is definitely a good "check in" spot.
Kwu Tung Market Shopping Centre
Built in the late 1980s and located in the town centre of Kwu Tung, the Centre is a mixture of markets, shops and restaurants to meet the various needs of residents in the district. The shops at ground level sell food ingredients and daily necessities; the restaurants on the second level serve authentic Hong Kong-style food and Chinese meals in a vintage and casual atmosphere.