However, this proposal needed to co-operation with the mainland. The first phase, Shenzhen North–Guangzhou South, commenced revenue operation in December 2011. Print. Tim Hamlett came to Hong Kong in 1980 to work for the Hong Kong Standard and has contributed to, or worked for, most of Hong Kong's English-language media outlets, notably as the editor of the Standard's award-winning investigative team, as a columnist in the SCMP and as a presenter of RTHK's Mediawatch. The Guangzhou–Shenzhen Railway utilization has exceeded 90% and was saturated. The 143 km (89 mi) route starts with a connection to the Wuguang High-Speed Railway at Guangzhou South railway station in Shibi, southern Guangzhou (Canton). At the same time the “economic benefits” of the railway over 30 years were valued at $87 billion. As of 2015 the cost of the project has risen substantially to HK$85.3 billion.[30]. And that was as high as it got. It is one of the most expensive infrastructure undertakings in Hong Kong history. The 26-km Express Rail Link is vitally important to Hong Kong. Views expressed by opinion writers and advertisers are not necessarily shared by HKFP. The first phase of the study topics included the functional and strategic importance of the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link project, the relevant regional passenger transport demand analysis and forecasting, as well as railway lines and public transit locations. The Express Rail Link is a dedicated high-speed railway that will link Hong Kong to China’s 22,000 km high-speed rail network. Alstom first half of 2020/21 reflects Covid-19 consequence, Hydrogen train prototype project secures EU funding, Poland to assist Georgia for railway law reform, Ostrava rail node reconstruction approved, Regiobahn to introduce a new digital planning solution, Metrovagonmash to modernise additional metro trains for Sofia, Public transport systems require reliable and efficient communications networks that provide voice services and that satisfy the growing demand for data transmission. But now that the Great White Elephant is finished we can come to a solid conclusion about the repeated claim that the actual construction would create 10,000 jobs. Lin proposed that a maglev railway between Guangzhou and Hong Kong would benefit visitor numbers. In addition, effective integration with the national high-speed rail network and the connections with the planned Pearl River Delta intercity rapid rail transit network. [13] Being part of the Chinese Rail Link network, with the start of commercial operations in the Hong Kong section, the Chinese authorities have created checkpoints both on the trains to Hong Kong and at the Hong Kong West Kowloon railway station, in a "Mainland Port Area" where Chinese criminal laws can be legally enforced for the first time in Hong Kong territory, as part of the bill passed in June 2018.[14][15].

Instead it has a flamboyant and quite unnecessary roof. The XRL was opened to the public on 23 September 2018.

The cost to completion was revised up to $85 billion. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Every six months the government provided a report for the railways sub-committee of the Legislative Council on the progress of the project. The Guangzhou–Shenzhen section of the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link correspondingly accelerated planning until July 2004, decinding to adopt the “Panyu – Nansha – Shekou – Hong Kong” route.

Gazettal … The station located in Guangzhou's Panyu district would also connect with the Wuhan–Guangzhou Passenger Line. The resulting smoke and steam had to go somewhere. Carrie Lam, Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.

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From there it travels south to the same district before tunnelling eastwards underneath the Pearl River to Humen in Dongguan. MTR Corporation is the operator of the project.

The SUBC met deputations and received views. The second program for a new line from the West Rail line at Kam Sheung Road Station, northwards to Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau Station. December 18, 2005, Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link's Guangzhou–Shenzhen section began formal construction. At the meeting, the high-speed rail planning team reported the first phase of on the planning for the GZ-SZ-HK XRL.