MTR proceed detailed planning and design for Tuen Mun South extension project

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On 29 May 2020, the Chief Executive in Council provided MTR Corporation the approval to proceed with the detailed planning and design of the Tuen Mun South extension project.

The project consists of the construction of a 2.4 kilo metres line as an extension of the West Rail Line, which will in the future become the Tuen Ma Line. It is expected that construction of the TMS Extension project may commence in 2023 for completion in 2030.

The Tuen Mun South extension project was proposed under the 2014 Railway Development Strategy. In 2016, the Hong Kong government invited the MTR Corporation to submit a proposal for the project. The Transport and Housing Bureau, the Highways Department and relevant bureaux and departments have evaluated the proposal and requested the MTRCL to provide additional information and supplement details.

The TMS Extension with the A16 Station will offer an alternative commuting choice to the residents in the vicinity and divert more commuters to rail-based transport, which may help relieve the congestion of the existing roads. Furthermore, the provision of the proposed A16 Station is essential for unleashing the potential for residential development at the A16 site and helps increase the housing supply.

“The extension project will bring residents of Tuen Mun South area new transport connections by enhancing the transport network of the West Rail Line and will provide a convenient interchange with the local light rail. Upon completion, residents in the area will have a rail option for commuting to Tuen Mun Town Centre and even the urban area,” said   Jacob Kam, Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation. — Construction+ Online وان ایکس بت بت فوروارد