Construction of the Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line will commence this year and is expected to complete in 4 years (2027). The remaining 10.7 km Northern Link Phase 2 is planned to commence construction in 2025 and complete in 2034, taking 9 years to build. Without matching transport facilities, residents will suffer inconveniences.
DAB LegCo member Edward Lau Kwok Fan believed the Northern Link is a crucial future transport infrastructure for the Northern Metropolis. Construction of both the Northern Link and Kwu Tung Station should be expedited, especially the San Tin Station. MTR Corporation has promised to review the construction timeline again. Lau hoped the review can be completed this year to align with the government's timeline to announce various plans this year.
Additionally, Lau pointed out that under the current station plans, although the Northern Link connects the East Rail Line and Tuen Ma Line, passengers still need to interchange twice to travel from Sheung Shui to Yuen Long as the two lines are separate. He hoped future southward and eastward extensions of the Northern Link and its branches can build on the existing line's system for seamless connectivity without interchange.
DAB LegCo member and Spokesperson on Development Edward Lau (9782 7408)