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Related Works On East Rail Line and Ma On Shan Line


Ma On Shan Line Platform Modification Works

To tie in with the future 8-car train operation configuration of "East West Corridor", modification works on the Ma On Shan Line (MOL) commenced since end 2012, which include:

- extension of station platforms and roofs;
- retrofitting of automatic platform gates;
- enhancement of electrical and mechanical facilities;
- retrofitting of noise enclosures at Tai Wai Station and viaduct near Fok On Garden; and
- extension of overrun viaducts at Wu Kai Sha Station



  • Extension of station platforms and roofs



  • Retrofitting of automatic platform gates



  • Enhancement of electrical and mechanical facilities



  • Retrofitting of noise enclosures at Tai Wai Station



  • Retrofitting of noise enclosures at viaduct near Fok On Garden



  • Extension of overrun viaducts at Wu Kai Sha Station


Conversion from 4-car trains to 8-car trains on the Ma On Shan Line

The existing 4-car trains on the MOL have been fully replaced with 8-car trainsand the overall carrying capacity on the MOL has been doubled. Passengers can enjoy a more convenient and comfortable journeys.

Upgrading of the EAL signalling system


Progress Updates

(Last updated: August 2017)

The East Rail Line (EAL) is currently upgrading its signalling system to a more advanced system equipped with Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) technology, which allows instant data communication among the trains and the Operations Control Centre in Tsing Yi via radio transmission to facilitate smooth train services.

The first phase of train testing commenced in late October 2016 near Racecourse Station. The testing has been gradually extended to other sessions along the East Rail Line.

Information panels are now displaying along EAL stations. Passengers are welcome to visit and learn more about the project.

Platform Modification Works of the East Rail Line Stations


Progress Updates

(Last updated: Apr 2018)

Some East Rail Line (EAL) stations are about 100 years old, the platform structure has to be strengthened to support the extra weight of the APGs, as well as the additional wind loads that the APGs must withstand. This requires the installation of steel bars and brackets at the platform. Moreover, the curvature at some existing platforms will be adjusted to narrow the gap between the train and the platform. As the platform gates will have to work along with the new train fleet and signalling system so as to ensure the stopping accuracy needed to align the train doors with the APGs for MTR to maintain a highly reliable train service. Therefore, the new signalling system and new trains will have to be in operation before any gates can be installed.

Since November 2013, the Corporation has started the platform modification works at East Rail Line (EAL) stations to pave the way for the installation of APGs under the Shatin to Central Link project.

To facilitate the on-track dynamic testing of new trains for the North South Corridor of the Shatin to Central Link, works have been carried out to adjust the platform edges in parallel with the platform modification works along EAL.


  • Racecourse Station
    Platform outstanding works are ongoing at Racecourse Station.

  • Sheung Shui Station
    Construction of signalling equipment room and platform outstanding works are ongoing at Sheung Shui Station.

  • Fanling Station
    Construction of store room and platform outstanding works are ongoing at Fanling Station.

  • Tai Po Market Station
    Modification of APG room and platform outstanding works are in progress at Tai Po Market Station.

  • Tai Wo Station
    The construction of APG room and signalling equipment room is underway in the concourse at Tai Wo Station. Concourse tiling works are also being carried out.

  • University Station
    The construction of APG room and signalling equipment room, as well as platform outstanding works are currently in progress at University Station.

  • Fo Tan Station
    Platform outstanding works and the construction of signalling equipment room are ongoing at Fo Tan Station.

  • Sha Tin Station
    Construction of signalling equipment room and platform outstanding works are currently in progress at Sha Tin Station.

  • Kowloon Tong Station
    The construction of new Customer Service Centre is underway in the concourse at Kowloon Tong Station. Platform outstanding works are also being carried out.

  • Tai Wai Station
    Platform outstanding works and the construction of APG room are ongoing at Tai Wai Station.

  • Mong Kok East Station
    The construction of APG room and signalling equipment room, as well as platform outstanding works are currently in progress at Mong Kok East Station.

  • Lo Wu Station
    The construction of signalling equipment room and platform outstanding works are currently in progress at Lo Wu Station.

  • Lok Ma Chau Station
    The construction of signalling equipment room and platform outstanding works are currently in progress at Lok Ma Chau Station.

  • Ho Tung Lau Depot
    The construction of Telecommunication Equipment Room is currently in progress at Ho Tung Lau Depot.

  • Hung Hom Station
    The platform strengthening works have been substantially completed at Hung Hom Station.

The Golden 2-hour Midnight Challenge

  1. Video for about the installation of APGs along EAL and MOL
    (In Cantonese only)

Work on an operating railway like these is always challenging. In order not to affect normal passenger service and to carry out regular maintenance works, we can only conduct the works for two hours overnight after the last passenger train of the day has departed.

Construction Notices


Temporary Traffic Arrangements

Tentative Period Affected Area  
1 August 2016 to 31 August 2016 Temporary closure of sections of traffic lane and footpaths near Che Kung Temple Station Please click here for Notice
24 May 2016
to 25 May 2016
Temporary closure of a section of road from the left lane of Sai Sha Road (eastbound) to northbound of Lok Wo Sha Lane Please click here for Notice
12 January 2016
to 13 January 2016
Temporary closure of a section of eastbound of Sai Sha Road and Lok Wo Sha Lane Please click here for Notice
20 January 2015 to
31 January 2015
Temporary narrowing of a section of footpath at
Yat Tai Street
Please click here for Notice
24 November 2014 to
24 January 2015
Overrun viaduct extension at Wu Kai Sha Station of Ma On Shan Line Please click here for Notice
22 October 2014 to
the 2nd quarter of 2015
Shatin to Central Link (SCL) – Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Temporary Traffic Arrangements on Sai Sha Road (near Fok On Garden) Please click here for Notice
15 May to
mid July 2014
Shatin to Central Link (SCL) – Widening of pedestrian crossing on Chap Wai Kon Street, City One Station Please click here for Notice
8 May 2014 to
4th quarter of 2014
Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Temporary Traffic Arrangements on Sai Sha Road, Ma On Shan Station Please click here for Notice
13 April 2014 to
4th quarter of 2014
Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Overrun viaduct extensions at Wu Kai Sha Station Please click here for Notice
8 April 2014 to
3rd quarter of 2014
Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Temporary Traffic Arrangements on Sai Sha Road, Heng On Station Please click here for Notice
10 February 2014 to
Mid December 2014
Construction of Overrun Viaduct Extensions at Wu Kai Sha Station – Temporary Narrowing of Pedestrian Subway Please click here for Notice
16 January 2014 to
2nd Quarter of 2014
Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Temporary Traffic Arrangements on Che Kung Miu Road, Che Kung Temple Station Please click here for Notice
3 January 2014 to
2nd Quarter of 2014
Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Night Time Lifting Operations at Shek Mun Station Please click here for Notice
2 January to
late February 2014
Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Platform Extensions at Heng On Station Please click here for Notice
9 December 2013 to
late January 2014
Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Platform Extensions at Wu Kai Sha Station Please click here for Notice
15 November to
late December 2013
Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Platform Extensions at City One Station Please click here for Notice
December 2013 to
July 2014
Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Temporary Traffic Arrangements on Ma On Shan Road, Tai Shui Hang Station Please click here for Notice
11 October 2013 to 2nd Quarter of 2014 Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Temporary Traffic Arrangements on Yat Tai Street, Sha Tin Wai Station Please click here for Notice
2 October 2013 to 1st Quarter of 2014 Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Temporary Traffic Arrangements on Chap Wai Kon Street, City One Station Please click here for Notice
29 July to 2 August 2013 Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Road Reinstatement Works at Mei Tin Road, Tai Wai Station Please click here for Notice
20 May 2013 to late February 2014 Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Temporary Traffic Management Scheme at Sai Sha Road, Wu Kai Sha Station Please click here for Notice
9 & 15 May 2013 Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Installation of Noise Enclosure at Tai Wai Station Please click here for Notice
15, 22 & 25 April 2013 Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Installation of Noise Enclosure at Tai Wai Station Please click here for Notice
2, 5, 8 & 10 April 2013 Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Installation of Noise Enclosure at Tai Wai Station Please click here for Notice
26-27 March 2013 Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Installation of Noise Enclosure at Tai Wai Station Please click here for Notice
15 March
to late April 2013
Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Temporary narrowing of a section of footpath at Yat Tai Street, Sha Tin Wai Station Please click here for Notice
19-20 February 2013,
25-26 February 2013
Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Installation of Noise Enclosure at Tai Wai Station Please click here for Notice
18-19 December 2012 Platform Modification Works for Ma On Shan Line Stations – Installation of Noise Enclosure at Tai Wai Station Please click here for Notice