The Federation of Trade Unions met with the Transport and Logistics Bureau yesterday (3rd) to learn about the latest progress of the "Elevated Trackless Rapid Transit System" in East Kowloon, citing that the government is considering a wholly-owned construction, and plans to use the bus system "BRT" or smart rail "ART" model, 6 stations will be built from Caihong East to Baoda.
Member of the Legislative Council of the Federation of Trade Unions Deng Jiabiao accepted a radio interview this morning (4th) and reiterated that the government's initial planned route is one-way and the passenger capacity is limited. He is worried that it will cause "catastrophic traffic jams" on the new Clear Water Bay Road. The route is extended to Lam Tin or Tseung Kwan O.
The Federation of Trade Unions pointed out that the government revealed that it is currently considering setting up stations in Choi Choi East, Choi Wan, Shunli, Shun On, Sau Mau Ping, and Po Tat. The total length is less than 5 kilometers. many minutes.
Deng Jiabiao said that when the government shared the preliminary plan with them, it was "likely" but worried that each train could carry only 250 passengers, which would be difficult to meet the needs of the residents on the mountain.
He explained that it is expected that the residents of East Kowloon will rely on the "elevated trackless rapid transit system" to go down the mountain to Choi Hung East Station and transfer to Choi Choi Station. Nearly full, causing the neighbors at the halfway station to fail to get on the bus.
He bluntly said that although the system "certainly helps" divert traffic, after the development of the Anderson Road Quarry is completed, there will be an increase in the flow of people. He is worried that it will cause "catastrophic traffic jams" for the new Clear Water Bay Road.
He suggested that the route of the project can be extended to the area of Lam Tin and Tseung Kwan O to create a two-way diversion. However, the government stated that due to technical considerations, there is currently no plan to connect the route to the area of Lam Tin and Tseung Kwan O.
Compared with the route proposed by the government in 2014, the latest route has shortened the route from Po Tat to Po Lam and from Choi Wan to Diamond Hill.
The East Kowloon Elevated MRT is planned to run from Caihong East to Baoda. Other contractors are also welcome