The first step in realising the South Island Line (West) has been taken.
We received confirmation that the Transport and Housing Bureau (THB) has invited the MTR Corporation Limited in June 2019 to submit a proposal for the South Island Line (West) project. This line will include stations at Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Tin Wan, Wah Fu, Cyberport, Queen Mary Hospital and HKU.
We will clarify with the MTRC what the procedure will be for soliciting community input in determining the preferred alignment. The survey we conducted earlier showed that while 78% of the residents support an MTR station in Pokfulam, 83% prefer the rail to be underground.
We will keep you posted.
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.
We will update the community as and when more news becomes available.