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HK consults on plan for 9km monorail

3 May 17 Public consultation is under way on a proposal for construction of a 9km automated people mover and monorail in the Kowloon East area of Hong Kong.

Following consultation, the next stage will be to design the alignment, confirm station locations and identify aspects such as procurement approaches. Arup is the government’s consultant for the project.

The latest consultation on the Environmentally Friendly Linkage System for Kowloon East follows one on the scheme’s feasibility carried out by the Civil Engineering & Development Department from 2012 to 2014. The public generally supported the use of an environmentally friendly linkage system to facilitate the development of Kowloon East but there there were diverse views on the proposed 9km elevated monorail system with 12 stations.

Concerns were raised about its alignment and coverage, as well as its impact on the Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter. The department launched a detailed study in 2015 to garner public concerns and develop the proposal.

The detailed feasibility study concluded the automated people mover and the monorail were the most suitable elevated transport modes to enhance the connectivity.

The new second-stage public consultation invites proposals on the linkage system's alignment, coverage and impact on the Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter.

Various statutory bodies, professional institutions, transport operators and concern groups will be consulted while a public forum will be held on 27th May 2017. Interested people can submit their views by 2nd July.

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