Causeway Bay & Happy Valleyclose
District Baseline Condition and Underground Context
Located at the centre of the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, Causeway Bay is a renowned retail and entertainment node, while Happy Valley is mainly a residential district. There are regional sports and recreational facilities including Happy Valley Racecourse, Hong Kong Stadium and large open spaces, namely Victoria Park and Happy Valley Recreation Ground, in both areas, providing valuable breathing spaces for the hectic city life of Hong Kong. The diverse land uses in these areas ensure vibrancy around the clock and allows a wide-range of activities that attract visitors with different needs and interests from other districts of Hong Kong.
Served by the existing MTR Island Line, different destination nodes in Causeway Bay are accessible through Causeway Bay and Tin Hau Stations. However, Happy Valley is not covered by railway service. Public buses and trams are the major transportation serving the area.
Currently, the underground space developments in the areas are mainly confined to the underground pedestrian network connecting Causeway Bay Station concourses and the adjoining major developments. There are also a number of commercial developments with standalone underground spaces, mainly as retail basements and carparks.
In accordance with the Railway Development Strategy 2014, a proposed North Island Line (NIL) is planned for extending the existing Tung Chung Line and Tseung Kwan O Line for connection to the vicinity of Tamar, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Victoria Park along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island (the alignment and locations of stations are subject to review as the proposed NIL is at preliminary planning stage).