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Members criticize railway development as a decision but not to push for resumption of study on Kai Tak MRT system


At the meeting of the Subcommittee on Railway Matters of the Legislative Council today (3rd), the Transport and Logistics Bureau explained the progress of the "Railway Development Strategy 2014".

The Transport and Logistics Bureau explained the progress of the "Railway Development Strategy 2014" at the meeting of the Subcommittee on Railway Matters of the Legislative Council today (3rd). It is expected that the works of the Tung Chung Line Extension, the Tuen Mun South Extension and the Kwu Tung Station of the first phase of the Northern Link will be completed. , construction will start within this year, and will be completed successively from 2027 to 2030; the Hung Shui Bridge Station project will start next year, and the main line of the Northern Ring Road will start within 2025, and it is expected to be completed in 2030 and 2034.

Members at the meeting criticized the serious delay in the construction of the railway project. According to Lu Weiguo, a member of the Legislative Council of the Democratic Federation of Engineering, the development of the railway is "absolutely impossible". It took 6 years, questioning why there are serious delays in building an extension or a single station.

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

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Yang Yongjie: The residences in the Kai Tak runway area are all accessed by one road

Many members of parliament are concerned about the Kai Tak monorail issue. Li Huiqiong of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong pointed out that the recent plan to build a "simple public housing" in Kai Tak has caused controversy, partly because the government has "walked" on the construction of the Kai Tak monorail train, and other Czech The transport system was not studied either.

She urged the government to take practical actions to let residents see that the vision of Kai Tak as the second core business district (CBD2) remains unchanged.

Wei Hanhua, director of the Railway Development Division of the Highways Department, said that the monorail train will be replaced by multiple transportation arrangements, and there will be MTR stations serving the area.

Yang Yongjie of the "A4" alliance pointed out that the multi-traffic arrangement referred to by the authorities, including the pedestrian network connecting Kwun Tong and Ngau Tau Kok, "is it really convenient for the neighbors to come and go?" He said that the houses on the Kai Tak runway area all rely on one road In and out, urge the government to study the construction of a trackless rapid transit system in Kai Tak.

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

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Kai Tak Cruise Terminal opened for 10 years with only one more bus line

Yao Pak-liang from the tourism industry is also concerned about the failure of the Kai Tak monorail train. He pointed out that the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal has been in operation for 10 years, and there is only one more bus line for transportation facilities. Currently, traffic is the biggest problem in Kai Tak's development into a comprehensive cultural, sports and tourism development area. I believe that if the monorail is added The train or MRT system will be beneficial to the entire region, and there is room for tourism projects.

Simple public housing|Many private property owners committees in Kai Tak held a meeting to raise four major issues in the area to promote He Yongxian to talk about simple public housing|The owners of private housing in Kai Tak held a meeting to urge shelving if the government ignores or petitions for judicial review. Cruise tourism|Silver Spirit The passenger deck of the first cruise ship arriving at the Port Ocean Terminal in three years is cheering for Lantau Tomorrow|The railway will not pass through Tuen Mun South.

Source: hk1

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