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Tung Chung Line (MTR)

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Passengers getting on and off a Tung Chung Line train

The Tung Chung Line (東涌線) is one of the six lines of the MTR system in Hong Kong. It links Tung Chung with Hong Kong Island. A part of the Tung Chung Line was built along with the Kap Shui Mun Bridge and the Tsing Ma Bridge.

The line is indicated with the colour orange.

History

In October 1989, the Hong Kong government decided to replace the over-crowded Kai Tak International Airport, located in Kowloon, with a new airport to be constructed at Chek Lap Kok. The government also invited the MTR, then called the MTRC, to build a train line to the airport called the Lantau Airport Railway. The project did not begin until the Chinese government and the British government settled financial and land disagreements in November 1994.

The Lantau Airport Railway turned into two MTR lines, the Tung Chung Line as well as the Airport Express. On 21 June 1998, the Tung Chung Line was officially opened by Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa, and service commenced the next day.

On 16 December 2003, Nam Cheong, an interchange station between the Tung Chung Line and the KCR West Rail started service, but only for raise funds. This station closed on 19 December 2003 for Preparing the opening on West Rail. It genuine opened on 20 December 2003

Stations

This is a list of all the stations on the Tung Chung Line. The coloured boxes holding the station names represent the unique colour motif for the station.

Template:Tung Chung Line stations Notes

* Proposed
# Under construction
^ Planning in progress
+ The Chief opened on 21/6/1998, but the date that open for Public was 22/6/1998

See also

zh:東涌綫

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