The Chief Executive in Council has given approval for the Government to invite the MTR Corporation (MTRC) to proceed with the detailed planning and design of Hung Shui Kiu Station. One of the seven recommended railway schemes in the Railway Development Strategy 2014, the station will be on the West Rail Line between Tin Shui Wai Station and Siu Hong Station.
The new station will primarily serve the transport needs of the Hung Shui Kiu/Ha Tsuen New Development Area in the future. Upon full development, the new development area will accommodate a population of 218,000 and generate 150,000 jobs.
The journey from the new development area's future town centre to Tin Shui Wai Station now takes about 24 minutes during rush hour, while the journey to Siu Hong Station takes about 20 minutes. With the new station these journeys are expected to be about four minutes.
The Transport & Housing Bureau estimates that Hung Shui Kiu Station will save the public a cumulative total of about 314 million hours over 50 years of operation. The economic benefits, including the time saved, are about $55 billion in 2018 prices. The Government has invited the MTRC to proceed with the station's detailed planning and design, and will further negotiate with the corporation on the project's financing arrangement.
Hung Shui Kiu station may start construction in 2024 for completion in 2030.