Last week the SCMP had two stories about the so-called "Sha Tin to Central link", the new rail line being built by the MTR (MTR Corp submits new rail plan and vows to minimise disruption - subscription required):
When completed the 17km extension will not only give commuters in Ma On Shan and Sha Tin a direct rail route to Central and Admiralty, it will also link East Kowloon to the New Territories West via West Rail.
And look, there's a map to show us the route (see right)
Except that I'm fairly certain that the latest plan is to link up Ma On Shan Rail with West Rail by building a line from Tai Wai to Hung Hom, and to extend East Rail to Central. They will then be renamed the East-West line and the North-South line. So Ma On Shan will not have a direct connection to Central (though Sha Tin will).
I tried to check this on the MTR website, but I couldn't find anything very clear. I don't think I imagined this, though.