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Policy Address

Drive Development by Transport Infrastructure

76. I will pursue the principle of "bringing forward infrastructure construction and increasing development capacity", as mentioned in my election manifesto, by taking forward the three major road projects and three strategic railway projects recommended in the Strategic Studies on Railways and Major Roads beyond 2030. The projects will bring about a highly inter-connected and accessible road network and rail system, and vigorously drive and support future development of Hong Kong. The six major transport infrastructure projects are:

  1. Northern Metropolis Highway – It will facilitate east-west connectivity in the New Territories North between Tin Shui Wai in the west and Kwu Tung North in the east via San Tin, and expand transport capacity in the Northern Metropolis;

  2. Shatin Bypass – This north-south new trunk road connecting Tai Po and Kowloon West will give residents of the New Territories East a faster route to urban areas and relieve traffic pressure on Tolo Highway;

  3. TKO-Yau Tong Tunnel – Construction of the third road tunnel at TKO will synchronise with the future development of TKO Area 137 and improve its external connections;

  4. Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Rail Link – It will connect Hung Shui Kiu with Qianhai to facilitate travel between Hong Kong and Shenzhen and promote connectivity and integrated development between Hong Kong and the GBA;

  5. Central Rail Link – The construction of the 12th railway line will connect Kam Tin in Yuen Long with Kowloon Tong via Kwai Chung, alleviating pressure on the carrying capacity of the Tuen Ma Line; and

  6. TKO Line Southern Extension – This is an extension of the TKO Line southwards to TKO Area 137, which will enhance the transport facilities in the area.

77. We will continue to take forward other railway projects in the Northern Metropolis. Kwu Tung Station of the Northern Link will be commissioned in 2027, and the construction works for Hung Shui Kiu Station and the Northern Link Main Line will commence within the current-term of the Government. We are also actively following up on the work relating to the Northern Link Spur Line's connection with the new Huanggang Port in Shenzhen via the HSITP in Lok Ma Chau Loop. Railway projects in other areas are also progressing well, with the construction works of the Tung Chung Line Extension, Oyster Bay Station and Tuen Mun South Extension commencing next year.

78. We will also expedite the implementation of a number of road infrastructure projects under planning, including Route 11, Tsing Yi-Lantau Link and Tuen Mun Bypass, as well as improvements to Lion Rock Tunnel.