Ove Arup & partners have penned a consultancy agreement with the Civil Engineering Development Department to identify the most suitable green public transport modes for the proposed Environmentally Friendly Linkage System (ELS) in Kowloon East.
The study will examine the system’s financial viability, environmental acceptability and technical feasibility, and the impact of the proposed Kwun Tong Transportation Link on the use of the water body at Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter and Kai Tak Approach Channel, as well as formulate associated mitigation measures.
The two-year study will also formulate a well planned integrated multi-modal linkage system to enhance the area’s connectivity, with the CEED consulting stakeholders throughout.
The proposed Kwun Tong Transportation Link
The Kwun Tong Transportation link will be made up of an elevated 9-kilometre, 12-station monorail running on parallel tracks from the MTR Kowloon Bay Station through the Kai Tak Development, and across a new Kwun Tong Transportation Link (KTTL) above the entrance of the Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter to the MTR Kwun Tong Station.
In the long term, the EFLS will form the core of an integrated multi-modal linkage system for Kowloon East that also features improved pedestrian facilities, green road-based transport and the MTR, to provide the Central Business District with the world-class connectivity.