Ferry Pier

About this site

Ferry Pier is a hyperlocal site about the area with the same name in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong.

Overview

The Tuen Mun Ferry Pier area is set to be even better connected with the future Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. A Tuen Mun South Station is under consideration and the Transport Department has started the tendering process for (the resumption of) the Tuen Mun to Chek Lap Kok ferry.^ Also of interest may be the planned waste incineration facilities at Tsang Tsui, Tuen Mun, on the other side of Castle Peak, and the proposed Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Express Line.

Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link

The Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link is a planned 9 km route (incorporating a 5 km tunnel) linking the River Trade Terminal area (adjacent to the Tuen Mun Ferry Pier area) to the Chek Lap Kok area on Lantau Island (via the Boundary Crossing Facilities, an artificial island).^ The tunnel will halve the travel time and distance to the Chek Lap Kok (Hong Kong International) Airport from Tuen Mun by eliminating the detour via Tsing Yi and serve as a secondary link Lantau Island (one unaffected by high winds). Construction is expected to begin in 2011 and is expected to be complete by 2017.^^

For residents with views of the Airport, the tunnel entrance near the River Trade Terminal and the Boundary Crossing Facilities near the airport are expected to be visible.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will link Hong Kong with Macau and Zhuhai via the Boundary Crossing Facilities near Lantau Island.^ Construction has begun with completion expected by 2016.^ Combined with the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link, the Bridge offers a ground transportation alternative to Macau that is competitive in travel time with the suspended Macau ferry.

The Bridge is likely to be visible for residents with views of the Airport.

Tuen Mun South Station

Consultation documents for a possible Tuen Mun South Station suggest an elevated West Rail station in the Tuen Mun Ferry Pier area, roughly four minutes from Tuen Mun Station, to be considered, potentially, after 2018, when the East West Corridor, a railway reconfiguration linking Tuen Mun with Wu Kai Sha, is commissioned.^

Waste incineration facilities at Tsang Tsui

The Tsang Tsui Ash Lagoon, located on the other side of Castle Peak in Tuen Mun, is set to be the site of a sludge incineration facility (Sludge Treatment Facility (STF)) that is expected to begin operating by 2013 under the management of VW-VES (HK) Limited, a subsidiary of Veolia Environnement.^^ VW-VES (HK) Limited is also expected to design, build, and operate the facility, which has a design life of 20 years.^ The facility has a design capacity for processing 2000 tonnes of sewage sludge daily.^

In exchange for the sludge incineration facility location, the Government has, “in-principle”, agreed not to develop a crematorium in Area 46 (next to the River Trade Terminal), provided a location at Ash Lagoon is suitable for a columbarium.^ The Government is also planning on beginning construction of an air quality monitoring station in Tuen Mun in 2011.^

Depending on the Government's site choice for the Integrated Waste Management Facilities (IWMF), an incinerator for municipal solid waste may be built in the Tsang Tsui Ash Lagoon area.^^ A decision on location is expected in the first quarter of 2011 with the Government choosing between Tsang Tsui and Shek Kwu Chau.^^ Remarks accompanying the recently released Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the IWMF (comment period ended March 18, 2011) suggest that the Government currently favors the Shek Kwu Chau site for the first such facility, which is to handle 3000 tonnes daily and begin operating by 2018.^ However, more than one IWMF may be built in the future and, should site requirements and conditions remain unchanged, the unchosen shortlisted site may remain a possibility.

Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Express Line

The Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Express Line, if implemented, will link the Chek Lap Kok (Hong Kong International) Airport with Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport and have intermediate stops at Hung Shui Kiu in Hong Kong (between Tuen Mun and Yuen Long) and Qianhai in Shenzhen.^ Current consultation documents include the possibility of an additional railway link between Tuen Mun and Lantau Island.^

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