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Shatin to Central Link E-Game Design Competition


The Shatin to Central Link (SCL) is a strategic railway which runs through multiple districts in Hong Kong. It links up existing railway lines, making it more convenient to travel between different districts and offering more options for the passengers to choose.

Planning and design of a new rail link with the SCL alike, involve comprehensive studies and works. To enhance the public awareness and understanding on railway planning and design, the MTR Corporation and Hong Kong Computer Society jointly organized the SCL e-Game Design Competition in 2010.

The competition was open to all tertiary students with the aim to translate the complicated process of railway planning into simple web language through the creative mind of the younger generations.

The competition was well received and over 100 tertiary students took part individually or in teams. "Tap Tap SCL" was awarded the Grand Award for the competition. This winning piece not only highlights the connectivity and interchanges with the MTR network for the SCL, but also presents with cute graphics and user-friendly interface!

  • Results

    Facebook Applications

    • Champion:



      Li Chung-hei
      Chu Sai-chung
      Kei Kwong-lam


      HKIVE (Lei Wai Lee)

    • Second runner-up:

      MTR Manager


      Chan Kwan-ho Louis
      Cheung Tsun-ho Ray
      Chong King-chuen


      The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    • Second runner-up:



      Ngan Cheuk-hang
      Wong Sai-lung
      Sze Ka-wai


      VTC Peak
      City University of Hong Kong
      Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Mobile Application

    • Champion and winner of the Grand Award:

      Tap Tap SCL


      Kwan Chun-kiu
      Wan Ying-kit
      Au Chin-to


      HKIVE (Shatin)

    • First runner-up:



      Wong Chi Wing
      Yeung Kin Wai


      HKIVE (Tsing Yi)

    • Second runner-up:

      Shatin to Central – Linking to FUTURE


      Wong Lok-tung
      Wong Kwok-lung
      Law Nga-ching


      City University of Hong Kong

  • Design Theme

    Railway Planning, Design and Operation
  • Categories

    Facebook Application
    • Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or above; Firefox 3.0 or above
    Mobile Application
    • Running on iOS 4.0 or above; Android 2.1 or above
  • Eligibility

    • Local tertiary students are welcome to participate
  • Terms and Conditions

    • All entrants must possess the proper right to use the software/tools for the application design and development.
    • Entrants must own the intellectual property right and copyright of the entry mentioned in the application.
    • All entries must be original, have never been released (including online release) or submitted for other competitions, and not infringe rights (including copyright) of others.
    • If entrants are authorized the right to include in their entry any music whose copyright is owned by others, they must declare so in the entry.
    • The MTR Corporation and Hong Kong Computer Society will be authorized the right to use the entries, and to amend, edit, duplicate, release, distribute, display or make available for non-commercial purposes without prior consent from and payment of copyright fee to the entrants.
    • Entrants shall take full responsibility of any consequence of copyright infringement.
    • The MTR Corporation and Hong Kong Computer Society will not be responsible for any loss, delay or wrong relay of the entries.
    • All information is for the purpose of competition only. The information supplied will be destroyed afterwards.
    • All entries will not be returned.
    • The MTR Corporation and Hong Kong Computer Society reserve the right to the final decision to change and amend the terms and conditions and the results of the competition.
    • By submitting this application, participants agree to the term and conditions above.
  • Judging Criteria

    Content 60%: Ability to express the key elements of railway planning and operations
    • Benefits of railways to the community
    • Environmental Consideration
    • Railway Facilities
    • Safety
    Creativity and Graphic Design 30%
    Presentation 10%
  • Judging Process

    • Enrollment
    • Briefing Session
      and Visit
    • Entry
    • First Round
    • Final Judging
    • Result
  • Panel of Judges

    • Mr. Henry Lam, General Manager - Shatin to Central Link, MTR Corporation
    • Mr. Daniel S C Lai, Head of Information Technology, MTR Corporation
    • Mr. Stephen Lau Ka-men, President of Hong Kong Computer Society
    • Dr. Samson Tam Wai-ho, Member of Legislative Council (Information Technology)
    • Mr. Gabriel Pang Tsz-kit, Chairman of Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association
  • Briefing Session and Visit

    In order to facilitate the participants with a better understanding of railway planning, operation training and maintenance, as well as operation control of railway system, the "SCL E-Game Design Competition briefing session and visit" was organized on 8 Jan 2011 to let students visit some important locations of the railway operation, including Kowloon Bay Depot and Operation Control Centre at Tsing Yi.

    1. Highlights of the Briefing Session
      (In Chinese Only)

    Design engineers of MTR introduced the principle of railway design and planning.

    MTR's first mock signalling training system at Kowloon Bay Operation Training Centre.

    Trainer introduced the latest mock electronic signalling and operation control system.

    Around 100 students participated in the briefing session and visits to learn more about railway design, planning and operations.

    Students experienced to operate a train in the Cab Simulator.

    Students observed train wash inside a train compartment.

    Station Master of Tsing Yi Station introduced the station control systems and the duty of station officers.