Major infrastructure 主要基建
Nam Tong has been designed as a transit-oriented community, with all residences and places of employment sited within walking distance of an MTR station. The MTR would form the backbone of the transport network.
The town would be well-connected to Hong Kong Island through a new rail harbour crossing, as well as to East Kowloon, through an extension of the Kwun Tong Line, which would take over the Lohas Park spur line. The two MTR lines would converge in the centre of Nam Tong, providing high-frequency, high-capacity transport to major employment centres like Central, East Kowloon, and Quarry Bay.
Walkable and cycling-friendly urban design would help meet local transport needs. A network of coastal promenades, integrated with pedestrian and bike-friendly streets, would provide the area a legible, integrated, and comprehensive active transportation system to connect residents and the MTR stations. As Nam Tong is envisaged as a mixed-use community with both housing and jobs, some residents would be able to walk or cycle to work, thereby reducing reliance on motorised transport.
In terms of road transport, Nam Tong would be connected to the rest of Hong Kong by the existing Tseung Kwan O Tunnel as well as the planned Cross Bay Link. The latter, expected to open in the 2020s, will link the Nam Tong area to the Eastern Harbour Crossing, Kai Tak, and the West Kowloon Highway.