Chief Executive Carrie Lam confirmed that planning and implementation has yet to start for the seven new railway projects identified in 2014, including MTR South Island Line (West). Recent MTR troubles were among the reasons given for the lack of progress.
In a 1221 page response to the many questions from Legislators regarding the Budget, we spotted on page 96 that government confirmed its intention to invite the MTR Corporation Limited within this year to submit a proposal for the South Island Line (West) project. Stations are expected to include HKU, Queen Mary Hospital, Cyberport, Wah Fu, Tin Wan, Aberdeen and Wong Chuk Hang. We support the MTR as long as the rail is built underground. See our report in 2014.
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