- Which approach will be adopted for funding the project?
- What is the estimated cost?
- Will the commissioning time be earlier than scheduled?
- Is there any plan for property development atop A16 station?
- Will the Tuen Mun South Extension lead to crowding on the Tuen Ma Line?
The Tuen Mun South Extension project will adopt the "ownership" approach as the basis for funding of the project. The Corporation will discuss with the Government on the funding arrangement.
The estimated capital cost of the Tuen Mun South Extension is about HK$11.4 billion (in December 2015 prices). The Corporation will further ascertain the cost estimates having regard to the detailed planning and design of the project.
Construction of the Tuen Mun South Extension is expected to commence in 2023 with targeted completion in around 2030. A more solid construction schedule will be set out after the design team has further confirmed the works details of the Tuen Mun South Extension.
A16 Station will facilitate relevant property development to unleash the development potential of Area 16. The overall planning is still in process.
We will closely monitor passenger traffic and make appropriate operational arrangements when needed to cope with the patronage at various times.
- What will be the construction methods?
- How to deal with noise or dust that may be generated during construction?
- How to minimise the impact on road traffic and pedestrians in Tuen Mun?
The Tuen Mun South Extension project will adopt appropriate construction methods for different works. The viaduct and some of the structures of the two new stations will be constructed by prefabrication which will reduce the possible impacts on the nearby residents, traffic and environment.
The Corporation attaches great importance to environmental protection during railway development. A consultant has been appointed to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment study on the construction and operation on the Tuen Mun South Extension project, such as for noise, air quality, visual and landscape impacts. Relevant mitigation measures will be proposed to minimise the possible impact, if any, due to the works .
The Corporation will communicate with the stakeholders concerned and listen to their opinions regarding the temporary traffic management schemes. The Corporation will also coordinate with the relevant Government departments on the design and arrangement of the temporary traffic management schemes. Those schemes will only be implemented upon approval by the Government to ensure compliance with safety requirements and government standards, as well as to minimise traffic impacts.
- How many pools will be there in the re-provisioned Tuen Mun Swimming Pool and will the types be similar to the original pools?
- Will there be any enhancements in the facilities of the re-provisioned Tuen Mun Swimming Pool compared to the original one?
According to the current proposal, the re-provisioned Tuen Mun Swimming Pool will be upgraded based on the Government’s standards and the number of swimming pools will be similar to the existing Tuen Mun Swimming Pool. The new swimming pool will include a main pool, training pools, teaching pool, leisure pool and diving pool.
The main pool and a training pool of the re-provisioned Tuen Mun Swimming Pool will be located indoors with heated swimming facilities to provide an all-weather swimming environment. The new spectator stand will also be located indoors with upgrades to accommodate more spectators while barrier-free facilities will be upgraded too.
- How to learn more about the details and schedule of public consultation activities?
From planning, design to construction, the Corporation will actively maintain close communication with the community and listen to different opinions, with an aim to build a railway that caters for the transport needs of residents in Tuen Mun South and minimises the possible project impacts to the community. For the latest updates on the public consultation activities, please visit the “Friends of Tuen Mun” Channel at our website.