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The SCL will connect several existing railway lines to Tai Wai to Hung Hom Section will connect the West Rail Line and Ma On Shan Line to form Tuen Ma Line, while Hung Hom to Admiralty Section will extend the existing East Rail Line from Hung Hom across the harbour to Hong Kong Island.

The SCL will have 10 stations. Six will be interchange stations where passengers can conveniently change to other railway lines.

The SCL can be divided into six sections:

  • Tai Wai Station (interchange station)

    Tai Wai Station will be the interchange station for Tuen Ma Line and East Rail Line. Tuen Ma Line passengers will be able to switch to the East Rail Line here to cross the harbour, while East Rail Line passengers will be able to switch to the Tuen Ma Line for destinations in East Kowloon.

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    Photo of Existing Tai Wai Station

  • Hin Keng Station

    Since the commencement of further planning and design in 2008, the Government established that the addition of Hin Keng Station will relieve congestion at Tai Wai Station and recognized the need of railway service for the residents of Hin Keng area. Hin Keng Station is therefore added to the project.

    Hin Keng Station will be an elevated station situated to the southwest of the former Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department New Territories South Animal Management Centre, the former Shatin Plant Quarantine Station and Hin Tin Playground.

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    Photomontage of Hin Keng Station

  • Diamond Hill Station (interchange station)

    As the interchange station for the Kwun Tong Line and Tuen Ma Line, Diamond Hill Station will become the railway hub for East Kowloon. Passengers travelling from Ma On Shan to East Kowloon will be able to change trains for the Kwun Tong Line at Diamond Hill Station, while Kwun Tong Line passengers will be able to change over to Tuen Ma Line for destinations in East New Territories in the north or Hong Kong Island in the south.

    The existing Diamond Hill Station is being expanded to accommodate the interchange arrangement for the convenience of passengers.

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    Photomontage of Diamond Hill Station

  • Stabling Sidings

    In the railway scheme gazetted in November 2010, it was proposed that stabling sidings will be built at the site of the former Tai Hom Village in Diamond Hill to cope with the operational requirements. Only routine inspection and cleansing will be carried out at the stabling sidings.

    In response to the feedback and views collected from the public, the footprint of Diamond Hill Stabling Sidings has been reduced by 25%, from 4.8 hectares to 3.6 hectares, to free up more spaces for alternative development options such as greening and beautification of the external wall of the facility. Kai Tak River at the west of the former Tai Hom Village could also be conserved.

    The land above the stabling sidings has been zoned as a Comprehensive Development Area, which includes housing, commercial facilities, schools and government as well as community facilities. Planning for its development will be undertaken by the Government's Planning Department, separate from the implementation of the SCL.

    Later, the scheme was amended and gazetted in November 2011, it is proposed to utilize the former freight yard underneath the podium of Hung Hom Station to accommodate for the train stabling requirements for the SCL. The proposal of stabling sidings in Diamond Hill was cancelled. This would save land treasure at the site of the former Tai Hom Village and better utilize the existing freight facilities.

  • Kai Tak Station

    Kai Tak Station will serve the Kai Tak New Development Area, providing convenient access to the multi-purpose stadium and other facilities there.

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    The Entrance for Kai Tak Station at Kai Tak Development Area

  • Sung Wong Toi Station

    Sung Wong Toi Station will be located near Olympic Avenue, providing railway service to the residents of To Kwa Wan and Kowloon City.

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    Photomontage of Sung Wong Toi Station Entrance located at Pak Tai Street

    Entrance for Sung Wong Toi Station will connect to Nam Kok Road

  • To Kwa Wan Station

    To Kwa Wan Station will be located underneath Ma Tau Wai Road, between Lok Shan Road and Chi Kiang Street.

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    Photomontage of To Kwa Wan Station Entrance located at Kiang Su Street

    Photomontage of To Kwa Wan Station Entrance located at Lok Shan Road

  • Ho Man Tin Station (interchange station)

    Ho Man Tin Station will be an interchange station for the Kwun Tong Line and the Tuen Ma Line. Passengers travelling to Whampoa will be able to change for the Kwun Tong Line at Ho Man Tin Station. Passengers starting their journey at Whampoa will be able to switch over to the Tuen Ma Line at Ho Man Tin Station for destinations in the New Territories or continue on to Hung Hom Station to switch to East Rail Line for destinations on Hong Kong Island.

    Ho Man Tin Station will be located underneath the currently vacant site at Valley Road. It will provide Ho Man Tin and Hung Hom residents with a fast and convenient railway service.

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    Photomontage of Ho Man Tin Station

  • Hung Hom Station (interchange station)

    Hung Hom Station will become an important railway hub of Hong Kong serving passengers travelling along the Tuen Ma Line and East Rail Line to reach destinations in the New Territories, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.

    Hung Hom Station is being modified to make it more convenient for passengers to interchange between railway lines. The modification works are being carried out in two phases, to tie in with the construction programme for the Tai Wai to Hung Hom Section and Hung Hom to Admiralty Section of the SCL respectively.

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    Photomontage of modified Hung Hom Station concourse

  • Stabling Sidings

    As the existing Pat Heung Depot is far away from stations along the SCL Tai Wai to Hung Hom Section while Tai Wai Depot only has enough room to accommodate the Ma On Shan Line trains, neither of these two depots will be able to meet the train deployment requirement for the SCL during the morning peak hours. In consideration of the existing depot locations, operational needs and distance of SCL stations, stabling sidings in the urban area is required.

    With the view to saving land resources and better utilizing the existing freight facilities, the former freight yard area underneath the podium of Hung Hom Station will be utilized to accommodate for the train stabling requirements for the SCL. The sidings are for routine maintenance works such as regular cleaning and inspections but not for major repairing works. There will be 13 sidings including 2 for cleaning and inspection. The scale of the former freight yard remains unchanged and no additional structure will be constructed within the stabling sidings.

  • The Corporation is building the fourth cross-harbour rail tunnel to carry the East Rail Line from Hung Hom to Hong Kong Island. The temporary reclamation required during the construction of the cross-harbour tunnel will be carried out in accordance with the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance. The works will be carried out in close coordination with the Central-Wan Chai Bypass project. Public consultation has been conducted to gauge the public's view of works on the Cross Harbour Section of the SCL with the aim of minimising the project's impact on the harbour and the community.

  • Exhibition Centre Station (interchange station)

    Exhibition Centre Station will be an underground station located underneath the former Wan Chai Ferry Pier public transport interchange, the former Wan Chai Swimming Pool and the former Harbour Road Sports Centre. It will be the interchange station between the East Rail Line and the future North Island Line. The two station entrances will be directly connected to the footbridge system in the vicinity. Passengers can travel conveniently between the commercial district and the harbourfront in Wan Chai North.

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    Photomontage of Exhibition Centre Station near Fleming Road

  • Admiralty Station (interchange station)

    Admiralty Station will become the transport hub on Hong Kong Island that serves as an interchange for the Island Line, Tsuen Wan Line, South Island Line and the East Rail Line.

    The existing Admiralty Station is being expanded below Harcourt Garden. The new platform for East Rail Line will be connected with the existing platforms and concourse by escalators and subways so that passengers will be able to interchange without exiting the paid area of the station.

    An overrun tunnel will be constructed at the south of Admiralty Station for train regulation.

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    New Entrance E of Admiralty Station