The new Huanggang Checkpoint, which is now under construction, will be a large comprehensive transport hub that will be connected with two Metro lines and three intercity rails, according to a recent report released by the city’s port office.
The new checkpoint will be connected with the existing Line 7, future Line 20, and intercity lines of Guangzhou-Shenzhen Axis Intercity Rail and Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen Intercity Rail. It also reserves future connection with the spur line of the Northern Link of HKMTR West Rail.
The 10.7-km Northern Link, Phase II of Hong Kong West Rail, starts from Kam Sheung Road Station of the West Line and ends at Kwu Tung Station, a structure that had been reserved for future use when the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line of the Hong Kong East Rail was built.
The Northern Link will be the second Metro rail in Hong Kong that offers access to Lok Ma Chau Checkpoint (Futian Checkpoint). It will be a new link connecting the east and west rails of Hong Kong with three stations in between.
Work on construction of the Northern Link was scheduled to start in 2023.
Shenzhen officially started the reconstruction of Huanggang Checkpoint at the end of 2019. Upon completion and operation by the end of 2022, the newly built facility can handle 200,000 cross-border travelers a day. During peak days like holidays, it could reach a capacity of 300,000 people per day.
As one of the most important land border checkpoints in China, the new checkpoint includes a tourist inspection building, an inspection channel, a bus pick-up and drop-off area, a key inspection parking lot, and a connecting layer for public transportation.