The Northern Link Project

February 2016

The Government invited
the MTR Corporation to submit a proposal for
the Northern Link project under
the ownership approach

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March 2017 to May 2020

Submission of the Northern Link project proposal
to the Government and
discussions with the Government on
the project details

December 2020

The Government invited the MTR Corporation
to proceed with the planning and design of
the Northern Link project

Throwback Photo

As part of the enabling works of the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line project, part of the tunnel structure works for Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line was completed during the construction of the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line, including the tunnel box at the underground track level. This facilitates the use of the cut-and-cover method for the construction of the platforms, concourse and entrances above the tunnel during the construction of Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line, which helps minimise the impacts of the said station construction on existing train operations of the East Rail Line. This photo shows the construction of the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line of the East Rail Line in Kwu Tung in 2003.

Learn about the cut-and-cover construction method

The Northern Link

July 2021

Commencement of planning and design

November 2021

Commencement of environmental
impact assessment study

Q2 2022

Public consultation and
collection of stakeholder views

2025

Target commencement of
construction works

Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line

April 2021

Commencement of planning and design

Q3 2021

Public consultation and
collection of stakeholder views

December 2021

Variation of environmental permit approved by
the Environmental Protection Department

April 2022

Gazettal under Railways Ordinance by
the Government

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November 2022

Scheme Authorisation by the Government

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2023

Target commencement of
construction works

2034

Target completion of construction works

2027

Target completion of construction works

The Northern Link Project

February 2016

The Government invited
the MTR Corporation to submit a proposal for
the Northern Link project under
the ownership approach

Learn more

March 2017 to May 2020

Submission of the Northern Link project proposal
to the Government and
discussions with the Government on
the project details

December 2020

The Government invited the MTR Corporation
to proceed with the planning and design of
the Northern Link project

Throwback Photo

As part of the enabling works of the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line project, part of the tunnel structure works for Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line was completed during the construction of the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line, including the tunnel box at the underground track level. This facilitates the use of the cut-and-cover method for the construction of the platforms, concourse and entrances above the tunnel during the construction of Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line, which helps minimise the impacts of the said station construction on existing train operations of the East Rail Line. This photo shows the construction of the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line of the East Rail Line in Kwu Tung in 2003.

Learn about the cut-and-cover construction method

Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line

April 2021

Commencement of planning and design

Q3 2021

Public consultation and
collection of stakeholder views

December 2021

Variation of environmental permit approved by
the Environmental Protection Department

April 2022

Gazettal under Railways Ordinance by
the Government

Learn more

November 2022

Scheme Authorisation by the Government

Learn more

2023

Target commencement of
construction works

2027

Target completion of construction works

The Northern Link

July 2021

Commencement of planning and design

November 2021

Commencement of environmental
impact assessment study

Q2 2022

Public consultation and
collection of stakeholder views

2025

Target commencement of
construction works

2034

Target completion of construction works