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Progress Update

  • Shatin Section

    Shatin Section includes construction of a new station at Hin Keng, the reprovisioning of the New Territories South Animal Management Centre and Shatin Plant Quarantine Station, as well as the recreational facilities at Shek Mun. In the vicinity of Hin Keng station, part of the alignment is on viaduct, the project's impact at ground level will be confined to piling and foundation works.

    A section of the project near the tunnel portal will be constructed by cut and cover method. Slope stabilisation works will also be carried out. The tunnel through the Lion Rock will be constructed by drill-and-blast method. For more details on the railway facilities and the construction methods, please visit "Construction – Construction Methods" by Click Here.

    For the "Shatin to Central Link (Shatin Section) Newsletter", please Click Here.

  • Hin Keng Station and Approach Structures

    (Last updated: July 2018)


    • Hin Keng Station


      Statutory inspections for Hin Keng Station were completed. The road resurfacing works in Hin Keng, such as Che Kung Miu Road and Keng Hau Road were substantially completed.

    • Railway Tunnelling


      The structure of the viaduct and box tunnel connecting Hin Keng Station and Lion Rock Tunnel is now ready.
  • Approach tunnel connecting Hin Keng Station and the Lion Rock

    (Last updated: March 2018)


    • Railway tunnel inside Lion Rock
      Dynamic testing of trains is being carried out from Hin Keng and Kai Tak Station.
  • Repovisioning of the Hin Tin Playground

    (Last updated: July 2018)


    • Hin Tin Playground
      The re-provisioning work for Hin Tin Playground was completed. The playground was handed over to Leisure and Cultural Services Department and opened to public on 16 July 2018.
  • Reprovisioning of the New Territories South Animal Management Centre and Shatin Plant Quarantine Station

    (Last updated: November 2013)


    • To Shek Street
      The reprovisioning work was completed 2 months ahead of schedule. The new facilities were handed over to Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department in November 2013.
  • Reprovisioning of recreational facilities in Tai Wai

    (Last updated: August 2015)


    • Mei Tin Road, Tai Wai
      The re-provisioning of Mei Tin Road Sitting-out Area has completed. The area is opened to public on 4 November 2015 by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
  • Reprovisioning of recreational facilities in Shek Mun

    (Last updated: April 2015)


    • On Muk Street, Shek Mun
      The re-provisioning of recreational facilities at On Muk Street had been completed. The playground had been handed over to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and opened to public.
  • Wong Tai Sin Section

    The Wong Tai Sin Section of SCL and Diamond Hill Station will be built underground to minimise their impact on the community. The tunnel section between Hin Keng and Ma Chai Hang Recreation Ground will be drilled through the Lion Rock using the drill-and-blast method while the tunnel beneath Tsui Chuk Garden will be mined. Since the tunnel section underneath Tsui Chuk Garden will lie 40 metres below the building foundation - which is equivalent to the height of a 13-storey building, tunneling works will not affect the structural integrity of the buildings.

    For more details on the railway facilities and the construction methods, please visit "Construction – Construction Methods" by Click Here.

    For the "Shatin to Central Link (Wong Tai Sin Section) Newsletter", please Click Here.

  • Diamond Hill Station

    (Last updated: January 2018)

    To facilitate the construction of the Shatin to Central Link project, MTR has been carrying out a series of expansion and modification works at Diamond Hill Station in phases since 2013. Diamond Hill Station will be enhanced to become interchange station between Kwun Tong Line and the Tuen Ma Line and will also be transformed into a major new railway hub for East Kowloon to connect different districts in Hong Kong.

    To serve as the future interchange station, modification and enhancement works are being implemented at Diamond Hill Station including:

    • Construction of new concourse and platforms;
    • Installation of 3 new lifts to enhance barrier-free access;
      • - At Entrance A1 near Lung Poon Court
      • - At Entrance B for access to Rhythm Garden
      • - Near Entrance A2 for access to Choi Hung Road
    • Installation of 12 new escalators connecting concourse to platforms for both KTL and SCL;
    • Installation of new station public toilet facilities;
    • Provision of additional Ticket Issuing Machine, Automatic Teller Machines, and shops.

    Diamond Hill Station Extension was topped out on 6 June 2016. Building services works for the station are being carried out.

    To facilitate the construction of subways connecting to the SCL concourse and platform at the extension of Diamond Hill Station, temporary traffic management scheme is being implemented at Lung Cheung Road, which is targeted to complete in 2018.


    Part of the concourse and platform areas at existing station has been closed to facilitate the expansion of station and enhancement of station facilities.


    During the construction period, hoarding is erected to separate works area from pedestrian walkways to ensure the safety of passengers. Passengers are informed of the special arrangement through station notices, station announcements and electronic information display system. We will take necessary measures to minimize the impact to passengers.

    New Lift and Escalators

    The newly constructed lifts and escalators are being opened for public use, providing a more convenient access for passengers.

    The future platform of the Shatin to Central Link at Diamond Hill Station.(Photomontage)

    Three new pedestrian walkways will be provided for passengers to interchange between Kwun Tong Line and Tuen Ma Line at Diamond Hill Station.(Photomontage)

    New lift located at the station concourse near Entrance A




    Escalators located at the station concourse near Entrance B

    The new lift at Entrance A1 of Diamond Hill Station

  • Railways tunnels from Diamond Hill Station to Ma Chai Hang

    (Last updated: March 2018)

    The first launched SCL TBM “Nu-wa” has finished its operation in April 2016. Two tunnels from Diamond Hill Station to Ma Chai hang were completed. Track laying works was completed in March 2017.



    • “Nu-wa” is the first TBM of the Shatin to Central Link.


    • Dynamic testing of trains is being carried out from Hin Keng and Kai Tak Station.
  • Ma Chai Hang Playground Ventilation Building and Construction Shafts

    (Last updated: July 2018)

    The construction of a ventilation building and an emergency access is essential for air ventilation and the operation of the tunnel in accordance with fire safety requirements since the Hin Keng and Diamond Hill Stations will be connected by a long tunnel.

    A tunnel boring machine will be used instead of open excavation for the construction of the tunnel section between Ma Chai Hang and Diamond Hill Station. Access shafts will have to be built at Ma Chai Hang Playground to allow the boring machine to be lowered into and taken out of the tunnels.



    • Construction of Ma Chai Hang Playground Ventilation Building


    To facilitate the construction of Tai Wai to Diamond Hill tunnels, part of the Ma Chai Hang Recreation Ground was temporarily closed from 1 March 2013 for the construction of the ventilation building, emergency access and the construction shafts. The structural works of the ventilation building in Ma Chai Hang have been substantially completed. System tests and statutory inspections are ongoing.

    During the works period, the following arrangements are implemented near the works area:

    • Part of the children playground facilities and the 11-a-side football pitch were temporarily closed;
    • The jogging path and the elderly fitness equipment were relocated eastward;
    • Some newly added benches and footpaths on the lawn next to the jogging path have opened to public;
    • To further minimize the traffic impact, the site access was re-located southward and the bus stop at Ma Chai Hang Road was extended to the south at the same time so as to allow more bus stop space for passenger boarding and alighting;
  • Wong Tai Sin Public Transport Terminus

    (Last updated: July 2018)

    The structural works of the Wong Tai Sin Public Transport Terminus and Emergency Access Point at the junction of Wong Tai Sin Road and Sha Tin Pass Road were substantially completed.



    • Wong Tai Sin Public Transport Terminus
  • Improvement Works on Pedestrian Link Facilities in Tsz Wan Shan

    (Last updated: January 2018)

    The Government entrusted the MTR Corporation to carry out improvement works on pedestrian facilities in Tsz Wan Shan to enhance the connectivity between the district and SCL Diamond Hill Station. The improved pedestrian links can also facilitate barrier free access for nearby residents. The pedestrian improvement works which comprise 15 new pedestrian walkway systems have been completed in October 2017.

    Pedestrian links facilities have been open for use:

    The footbridge, lifts, escalators, travellators and staircases on Wan Wah Street

    The footbridge connecting Tsz Lok Estate and Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre

    Covered walkway on Po Kong Village Road (Eastern walkway)




    The lifts and footbridge between Ching Ming House and Ching Hong House of Tsz Ching Estate

    The escalator and staircase at Yuk Wah Street near Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre

    The covered walkway on Po Kong Village Road (western walkway) and the lifts near Tsz Lok Estate Ancillary Facilities Block




    Two lifts at the junction of Po Kong Village Road and Fung Tak Road

    The lift and staircase adjacent to existing footbridge at Lung Poon Street

    Covered walkway on Fung Tak Road (Northern walkway)




    Lift adjacent to Lok Shun House of Tsz Lok Estate

    Footbridge across Yuk Wah Street

    Covered walkway on Fung Tak Road (Southern walkway)




    Covered walkway adjacent to Hong Tim House of Tsz Hong Estate

    Lifts adjacent to Hong Sau House of Tsz Hong Estate

    Lifts adjacent to Tsz Man Estate Carpark





  • Kowloon City Section

    Works of this section includes the construction of the stations at Kai Tak, To Kwa Wan and Sung Wong Toi; rail tunnels and related railway facilities.

    The twin tunnels between Sung Wong Toi Station and Ho Man Tin Station via To Kwa Wan Station will be excavated by 2 tunnel boring machines in order to minimise the project's impact on the local community. The stations will be constructed by cut-and-cover method.

    For more details on the railway facilities and the construction methods, please visit "Construction – Construction Methods" by Click Here.

    For the "Shatin to Central Link (Kowloon City Section) Newsletter", please Click Here.

  • To Kwa Wan Station and related railway facilities

    (Last updated: July 2018)


    • Inside To Kwa Wan Station


      Fitting out works, E&M works and building services works for To Kwa Wan Station concourse, upper and lower platform are in full swing.

    • To Kwa Wan Complex Playground

      Reinstatement works of underground utilities and footpath outside To Kwa Wan Government Offices are in progress, reinstatement of volleyball court and bus stop will commence soon.

    • Kiang Su Street

      E&M, building services and fitting-out works for the entrance at Kiang Su Street continues. The carriageway at Kiang Su Street between Maidstone Road and Ma Tau Wai Road has been temporarily closed from early July 2018 to facilitate underground utilities and permanent road reinstatement. The works are anticipated to be completed in January 2019.

    • Lok Shan Road

      E&M, building services and fitting-out works for the entrance on Lok Shan Road continues. The carriageway on Lok Shan Road between Maidstone Road and Ma Tau Wai Road has been reopened in early July, parking spaces are as well reinstated to the original arrangement before works.

    • Ma Tau Wai Road/ San Shan Road Amenity PlotStructural works of the emergency access for the railway tunnels near Tam Kung Road continues. Reinstatement works in the vicinity will be commenced soon, with the gradual completion of the structural works.

    • Ma Tau Wai Road/ Chatham Road North Amenity Plot Structural works of the emergency access for the railway tunnels at Ma Tau Wai Road/ Chatham Road North Amenity Plot is substantially completed. Reinstatement to the vicinity will soon commence. The section of Chi Kiang Street near Kowloon City Road will be reinstated to its original location, repavement of road surface and footpath will be carried out; while the temporary pedestrian crossing at Chi Kiang Street near Ma Tau Wai Road will be cancelled.
  • Temporary Traffic Management Scheme (TTMS)

    (Last updated: July 2018)


    To facilitate the construction of To Kwa Wan Station and its entrances, temporary traffic arrangement on Ma Tau Wai Road will continues. As the structural works of the station have been completed, two southbound lanes and two northbound lanes on the section of Ma Tau Wai Road between Lok Shan Road and Chi Kiang Street have resumed.

    Reinstatement works on Ma Tau Wai Road are on-going by phase; current temporary traffic arrangement will be substantially maintained. During the course of works including reinstatement of sewage pipes, water mains and other underground utilities, the alignment of traffic lanes on Ma Tau Wai Road will be shifted to cope with the works.


  • Sung Wong Toi Station

    (Last updated: July 2018)


    • Inside Sung Wong Toi Station

      E&M, building services and fitting-out works in Sung Wong Toi Station continues.

    • Olympic Garden


      As entrusted by the government, installation works of lifts and stair case cover at the two subways of Katherine Building and Argyle Street Playground are substantially completed. Acceptance inspection and testing by relevant government departments are under arrangement. Four existing subways connecting Olympic Garden will stay temporarily closed or full closure. While the new subway inside Olympic Garden has been temporarily opened for pedestrian diversion.

    • Nam Kok Road

      Installation of E&M facilities and building services works are in progress. Reinstatement works have commenced, a permanent lay-by area for fire engines has been set up outside 4-8 Nam Kok Road.
    • Kai Tak Station and Associated Tunnels

      (Last updated: July 2018)


      • Kai Tak Development Area


        Steel and glass above ground structure for the entrance of Kai Tak Station have been substantially completed. The station has completed the FSD inspection and is undergoing BS and E&M installations inspections.
  • Hung Hom Section

    SCL works in the Hung Hom Section include the construction of Hung Hom Station approach tunnels, modification of Hung Hom Station, construction of stabling sidings, reprovisioning of International Mail Centre, as well as tunnelling works at Hung Hom foreshore. The approach tunnels are to be built using the cut-and-cover method.

    For more details on the railway facilities and the construction methods, please visit "Construction – Construction Methods" by Clicking Here.

  • Hung Hom Station Modification

    (Last updated: July 2018)

    Hung Hom Station is being transformed into a major railway hub under the SCL project. Two new platform levels and a range of new and enhanced facilities will be provided at the station where Tuen Ma Line and East Rail Line will converge to allow for the seamless interchange of passengers heading to and from every corner of Hong Kong.

    Hung Hom Station will be upgraded with the following new facilities:

    • Two levels of new platforms to serve the Tuen Ma Line and East Rail Line
    • New station connection between mid-level walkway and station concourse to enhance access to Hung Hom, Tsim Sha Tsui and Cross-Harbour Tunnel areas
    • Concourse refurbishment and enhanced air conditioning
    • Stylish new design for mezzanine level
    • Additional Ticket Machines, and Ticket Gates


    The ceiling colour will turn from green to white, while the mezzanine floor at the concourse will be linked with the stylish wavy design.

    The station facilities will be re-laid out to create more unpaid area for commuters.


    Platform screen doors will be installed at the new platforms and the air-conditioning system at concourse and platforms will also be improved, to provide a more comfortable travelling environment for the passengers.

    The mid-level walkway will be directly connected to the station concourse by escalators and lifts.

    Stage one of the southern Concourse modification works were completed in March 2016, while Stage two of the northern Concourse modification works were completed and re-opened in February 2017. Stage three concourse modification works, including installation of new lifts and escalators connecting the concourse and the new platforms were in progress. The station will maintain its operation during the course of works. Temporary arrangements are as follows,

    1. Relocation of station facilitaties at the centre concourse, including Ticket Issuing Machines, Add Value Machines,Customer Service Centre, Tourist Services, as well as Automatic Teller Machines is underway.

    During the works period, the works areas will be fenced off full height to minimise disturbance to the public. Information will be provided to passengers through station notices and public announcements.

  • Construction of Hung Hom Station New Platforms and Stabling Sidings

    (Last updated: July 2018)

    Hung Hom Station will become an interchange station for the Tuen Ma Line and East Rail Line. Two levels of new platforms will be built. The former Hung Hom Freight Terminal will be also converted into SCL stabling sidings for parking, deployment, cleaning and inspection of trains.

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      Works site under Hung Hom Station Podium - Construction of new platforms
      Structural works of the new platforms have been completed. E&M works, building services and fitting out works are in full swing.
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      Works site under Hung Hom Station Podium

      Building services, E&M and fitting-out works are now underway.

    Tracklaying works and installation of the noise enclosures at the north of Hung Hom Station Podium and underneath the Cheong Wan Road Flyover connecting the Tuen Ma Line and stabling sidings have been completed.

  • Construction Works of Hung Hom North Approach Tunnel

    (Last updated: July 2018)

    Two railway tunnels are being constructed in Hung Hom, including a tunnel from the south of the petrol station at Princess Margaret Road to take the East Rail Line across the harbour to Hong Kong Island, and a tunnel from Ho Man Tin Station to Hung Hom Station to connect with the West Rail Line to form the "Tuen Ma Line".

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      Work sites near Winslow Street The tracklaying works for the railway tunnel connecting Ho Man Tin Station and Hung Hom Station have been completed. Installation of track side facilities are in progress. Reinstatement of Winslow Street Playground was completed in mid-April and has been opened for public use.
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      Works sites along Chatham Road North
      Structural works of the tunnel section under Chatham Road North have been completed. Installation of track side facilities are in progress.
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      Works sites near Oi Sen Path

      Installation of the pre-fabricated units of the noise enclosure near East Rail Line and Oi Sen Path have been completed in April 2017.
  • Temporary Traffic Management Scheme

    (Last updated: July 2018)

    Temporary traffic diversions have been implemented in Hung Hom District from 2013. All affected roads and most of the affected footpaths will be reprovisioned before implementation of the diversion measures, and will be restored to their original condition upon completion of the construction works.

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      Temporary Traffic Management Scheme at Chatham Road North
      The reinstatement works of Chatham Road North and its slip road were completed, all traffic lanes of Chatham Road North have resumed.
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      Temporary Pedestrian Diversion at Oi Sen Path

      Reinstatement of Oi Sen Path walkway was completed and has been opened for public use.
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      Temporary Pedestrian Diversion at Winslow Street

      The reinstatement works of the permanent staircase linking between Winslow Street and Chatham Road North have been completed in September 2017.
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      Temporary Pedestrian Diversion at Chatham Road Interchange
      The footpath at Chatham Road Interchange has been closed since mid-July 2013.
  • Ho Man Tin Station

    Located at the ex-Valley Road Estate site, Ho Man Tin Station will be an interchange station between the Tuen Ma Line and Kwun Tong Line. The Tuen Ma Line platforms will be located above Kwun Tong Line and both lines will share some railway facilities, including the concourse and entrances of Ho Man Tin Station. Construction of the Tuen Ma Line facilities at Ho Man Tin Station such as platforms and accesses was entrusted to the KTE Project. Please visit "Advance Works" for the project progress.

  • Cross Harbour Section

    The SCL will extend East Rail Line from Hung Hom to Admiralty Station. The Cross Harbour Section includes the construction of the 4th cross harbour railway tunnel to connect Hung Hom and Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (CBTS). This section of tunnel will be mainly built by immersed tube method (IMT).

    For the section of tunnel at the Hung Hom offshore will be built by cut-and-cover method.

    According to the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance (PHO), all reclamations (including temporary reclamations) must have an overriding public need.

    To demonstrate there is an overriding public need for the reclamation works under the SCL project, the Corporation organised a series of public consultations with members of the public, District Councils, professional bodies and harbour protection organisations from June to December 2009. In July 2010, a report on “Cogent and Convincing Materials to Demonstrate Compliance with the Overriding Public Need Test” was prepared to show that the proposed reclamation satisfies the requirements of PHO.

    Please click Cogent & Convincing Materials Report for further information for the report.

    For more details on the railway facilities and the construction methods, please visit "Construction – Construction Methods" by Click Here.


    Tunnel construction works near Hung Hom seashore

    (Last updated: July 2018)

    • Hung Hom offshore
      The cut-and-cover tunnel section has been completed. The contractor is carrying out sea wall reinstatement works. The North Ventilation Building internal architectural builder's works and building services installation works are in progress and the external architectural work is commenced.


    Tunnel construction works inside Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (CBTS)

    (Last updated: July 2018)

    Since the SCL will pass through the CBTS with the SCL tunnel running above the Central-Wan Chai Bypass(CWB) tunnel, the Corporation has entrusted to the CWB project some parts of the temporary reclamation works and the construction of a 160m long SCL tunnel overlapping with the CWB, in order to minimise the extent of reclamation in accordance with the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance. The 160m long SCL tunnel was completed in June 2014. For more details on the Protection Works at Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, please visit "Progress Updates – Protection Works" by Click Here.

    The Corporation worked closely with the CWB project for the works to vacate spaces for the SCL works within the CBTS, with a view to minimize the possible impacts to the CBTS users. To facilitate the construction of the SCL’s cross harbour tunnel, the vessels within the CBTS are being relocated in phases.

    • Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
      The last Immersed Tube Tunnel pre-cast unit was successfully installed on 12 April 2018 and the final connection works and internal works are expected to be completed in early 2019. Reinstatement of the breakwater is underway. The SCL works at the Typhoon Shelter are expected to complete in the first quarter of 2019, followed by the reinstatement of mooring arrangements at the Typhoon Shelter. Vessels previously affected by CWB and SCL works will be able to relocate back to CBTS progressively.

    Immersed tube pre-cast unit casting yard

    (Last updated: July 2018)

    A casting yard for the immersed tube pre-cast units was set up at ex-Shek O Quarry.

    • Immersed tube pre-cast unit casting yard
      Following the completion of immersion works of all 11 immersed tube tunnel pre-cast units, reinstatement works for the Shek O casting yard have been completed substantially in July 2018.
  • Hong Kong Island Section

    SCL works in the Hong Kong Island Section include construction of Exhibition Centre Station, railway tunnels connecting the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter and Admiralty Station and the ventilation facilities, SCL facilities at Admiralty Station, as well as the reprovisioning of Harbour Road Sports Centre and Wan Chai Swimming Pool, Police Officers’ Club as well as postal facilities at Fleet Arcade.

    The railway tunnel between the former Causeway Bay Police Officers' Club and Exhibition Centre Station, as well as the tunnel from Fenwick Pier Street to Admiralty Station, are constructed by tunnel boring machines. Exhibition Centre Station and the tunnel from Exhibition Centre Station to Fenwick Pier Street are constructed by the cut-and-cover method.

    Construction of the SCL facilities at Admiralty Station and a 200-metre overrun tunnel section to the south of Admiralty Station entrusted to the South Island Line (East) project has been completed. With the completion of the construction of South Island Line, the remaining SCL works at Admiralty Station and the construction of the remaining overrun tunnel by drill and blast method have been taken over by the SCL project.

    For more details on the railway facilities and the construction methods, please visit "Construction – Construction Methods" by Clicking Here.

  • Construction of railway tunnel of the Hong Kong Island Section

    (Last updated: July 2018)

    • Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter temporary reclaimed land works site and former Police Officers’ Club works site
      Internal structural works along the excavated railway tunnels between the former Police Officers’ Club and Exhibition Centre Station have been completed. Excavation and lining of a sump pit has also been completed.
      Structural concrete works for the ventilation building at the former Police Officers’ Club works site are underway. Foundation works and bulk excavation of the Police Officers’ Club have been completed and the associated basement construction has commenced.
    • Tunnel Approach Rest Garden works site


      Reinstatement of the underground box culvert and drainage channels in the amenity area has been completed.
      Preparation works for the reinstatement of other underground utilities are underway. Reinstatement of the rest garden is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2018.
    • Fenwick Pier Street works site



      The tunnel breakthrough works between the TBM tunnels to the SCL platforms at Admiralty Station are completed and structural works are in progress.
      Excavation for the cut-and-cover sections of the railway tunnels between Exhibition Centre Station and Fenwick Pier Street works site has been completed and structural concrete works have commenced.
    • Hong Kong Park works site and Admiralty South Overrun Tunnel
      Reinstatement works are in progress at Hong Kong Park works site, while structural works of the Hong Kong Park Ventilation Building has commenced. Internal structural works of the Admiralty South Overrun Tunnel were completed and building services works are on-going.
  • Exhibition Centre Station

    (Last updated: July 2018)

    • Former Wan Chai Ferry Pier Public Transport Interchange and former Wan Chai Swimming Pool works sites
      Excavation works are underway, while structural works have been commenced.
    • Works site under the atrium of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
      Tunnel excavation works continue, while structural works are being carried out progressively.
    • Former Harbour Road Sports Centre (HRSC) works site

      Excavation works are in progress.
  • Admiralty Station SCL Related Works

    (Last updated: July 2018)

    • Extension works of Admiralty Station

      Internal structural works, architectural finishes and building services installation for the extended Admiralty Station are underway.
  • Reprovisioning of Harbour Road Sports Centre and Wan Chai Swimming Pool

    (Last updated: July 2017)

    The Exhibition Centre Station will be located under the former Wan Chai Ferry Pier Public Transport Interchange, the former Wan Chai Swimming Pool (WCSP) and the former Harbour Road Sports Centre (HRSC). As the station is to be constructed using the cut-and-cover method, the HRSC and WCSP have already been permanently relocated to the former public hourly car park in the south to vacate areas for station construction. The old facilities have been demolished following the completion of the reprovisioning works.

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      The reprovisioning works for the new Wan Chai Swimming Pool were completed. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department took over the management and operation of the reprovisioned facility in October 2015.
    • hki_img3 Harbour Road Sports Centre
      The reprovisioning works for the new sports centre were completed. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department took over the management and operation of the reprovisioned facility in end April 2017.
  • Temporary Traffic Management Scheme (TTMS)

    (Last updated: July 2018)

    During the works period, temporary traffic arrangements are being implemented in the vicinity of Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter and Wan Chai North, including roads around Tunnel Approach Rest Garden, Hung Hing Road, Convention Avenue, Expo Drive, Expo Drive East, Fenwick Pier Street, Supreme Court Road, Fleming Road and Tonnochy Road, etc.

    • Temporary Wan Chai North Public Transport Interchange
      For the construction of Exhibition Centre Station, former Wan Chai Ferry Pier Public Transport Interchange was temporarily relocated to new reclaimed area on 17 May 2015 until the completion of the SCL. For the convenience of bus passengers, temporary bus stops are provided at Convention Avenue, Fleming Road, Harbour Road and Expo Drive East.
    • Junction of Convention Avenue,Fleming Road and Expo Drive East
      Temporary traffic management schemes continue to be implemented at the junction of Convention Avenue, Fleming Road, Expo Drive East and Road P2. To facilitate the construction of Exhibition Centre Station, Convention Avenue (Eastbound) has been shifted northward since 4 March 2018. Associated bus stop has been relocated westward accordingly.
    • Tonnochy Road

      To facilitate the construction of the Exhibition Centre Station, a section of Tonnochy Road between Harbour Road and Convention Avenue and its junction has been shifted eastward since July 2016.
    • Supreme Court Road

      To facilitate the construction of Admiralty South Overrun Tunnel, a section of Supreme Court Road has been shifted and two-way traffic is maintained since July 2016.

  • Convention Avenue shifted northward

    To facilitate the construction of the Exhibition Centre Station, Convention Avenue (Eastbound) has been shifted northward on 4 March 2018 and the bus stop has also been relocated westward accordingly, arrangements are as follows:


  • Advance Works

    Advance Works at Ho Man Tin Station

    Ho Man Tin Station will be the interchange station for the Kwun Tong Line and the Tuen Ma Line. The Kwun Tong Line platforms are located underneath Tuen Ma Line and both lines will share some railway facilities (e.g. concourse and entrances) at Ho Man Tin Station. The construction works for these facilities were carried out simultaneously as part of the Kwun Tong Line Extension project to shorten the overall construction time and minimise disturbance to the environment, road traffic and community.

  • Advance Works in Admiralty

    The existing Admiralty Station is extended under Harcourt Garden to become the interchange station for the Island Line, Tsuen Wan Line, South Island Line (SIL) and East Rail Line. Reprovisioning works for Harcourt Garden is completed and the garden is opened for public use in April 2018.

    Since the East Rail Line and South Island Line will share some of the new railway facilities at Admiralty Station and these facilities will be built at the same location or adjacent to each other, the extension works were carried out simultaneously as part of the SIL project to shorten the overall construction time and minimise disturbance to the environment, road traffic and community.

  • Reprovisioning of International Mail Centre

    To make way for the tunnel works for the SCL, the International Mail Centre originally situated at the south of Hung Hom Station has been reprovisioned at Wang Chin Street, Kowloon Bay, the new Centre has been in service since 2014.

  • Protection Works

    Protection Works at Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter

    Like the CWB, the SCL will pass through the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (CBTS) with the SCL tunnel running above the CWB tunnel at the western side of the CBTS. Both projects will require temporary reclamations for constructing their tunnels.

    Construction of the CWB inside the CBTS commenced in the 3rd quarter of 2010, prior to the commencement of the SCL project. To minimise the extent of reclamation in accordance with the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance, the Corporation has proposed to entrust to the CWB project the construction of a 160m long SCL tunnel overlapping with the CWB. This will enable future extension of the SCL tunnel at both ends without damaging the CWB tunnel or affecting its operation, as well as minimising disturbance to the community. In order to maintain the size of the anchorage area within CBTS, dredging works will be carried out at the south-east corner of the typhoon shelter to provide a temporary anchorage area. The 160m long SCL tunnel was completed in June 2014.

    In order for the CWB to carry out the SCL protection works without delaying its target completion date, the temporary reclamation for the SCL protection works was gazetted in July 2010 under the Foreshore and Sea-bed (Reclamations) Ordinance. The scheme has been authorised by the Chief Executive in Council on 12 April 2011. For more details, please refer to the information below:

    Hong Kong Government Press Release

    Government Notice

    Related Gazette Plan

  • Protection Works at Wan Chai Development Phase II

    At Wan Chai North the SCL will pass under the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Phases I and II and the water channel between them. This area is also part of WDII, which will accommodate large water mains for supplying freshwater to Hong Kong Island and cooling water mains that will serve the major buildings in the surrounding area. These water mains will cross the SCL and start to operate before the SCL works begins.

    To avoid impact on these water mains, the Corporation has arranged for the contractor of WDII to build a 70m long concrete shell under the water mains. The concrete shell will support the water mains when the SCL works begins underneath in the future. This arrangement eliminates the need to carry out excavation twice; it also eliminates the need to divert the water mains or road traffic, thus minimising the project's impact on the neighbourhood. The works have been completed.

    Please Click Here for the protection works newsletter.