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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.

  • Hin Keng Station and Approach Structures

    (Last updated: March 2020)


    • Hin Keng Station


      Hin Keng Station of the Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 has commenced service on 14 February 2020.

    • Railway Tunnelling


      The structure of the viaduct and box tunnel connecting Hin Keng Station and the Lion Rock are now ready.
  • 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.
  • 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 were excavated by 2 tunnel boring machines in order to minimise the project's impact on the local community. The stations were 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: November 2019)


    • To Kwa Wan Station Concourse


      Fitting out, E&M and building services works for To Kwa Wan Station concourse, upper and lower platforms were substantially completed. Fire services inspection was also completed and other statutory inspections are in progress.

    • Station Entrances


      The external finishing works for the four station entrances outside To Kwa Wan Market, and at Lok Shan Road, Kiang Su Street and Chi Kiang Street were substantially completed.

    • To Kwa Wan Complex Playground

      Reinstatement works outside To Kwa Wan Government Offices were completed and opened for public use in October 2019.

    • Ma Tau Wai Road/ San Shan Road Amenity Plot The construction works of emergency access and reinstatement works at Ma Tau Wai Road/ San Shan Road Amenity Plot were substantially completed.

    • Ma Tau Wai Road/To Kwa Wan Road Garden The finishing works for the station entrance and ventilation facilities at Ma Tau Wai Road/To Kwa Wan Road Garden were completed. Meanwhile, the garden and the Ma Tau Wai Road/To Kwa Wan Road Amenity Plot nearby were opened in phases for public use. The remaining reinstatement works are targeted to be completed in late 2019.
  • Ma Tau Wai Road Temporary Traffic Management Scheme (TTMS)

    (Last updated: April 2020)


    Further to the completion of permanent reinstatement of the previously affected amenity facilities, reinstatement works at Ma Tau Wai Road under the project are also substantially complete with the resumption of dual three-lane traffic arrangement on 20 April. The remaining works is expected to be completed in July 2020.


  • Sung Wong Toi Station

    (Last updated: November 2019)

    • Sung Wong Toi Station

      The statutory inspections in Sung Wong Toi Station and the remaining external finishing for the station entrances were completed.

    • Olympic Garden and Sung Wong Toi Playground


      The reinstatement works of Olympic Garden and Sung Wong Toi Playground were completed and opened for public use in the third quarter of 2019.

    • Nam Kok Road

      Structural works of Nam Kok Road entrance have been substantially completed. Reinstatement works of carriageway on Nam Kok Road and Prince Edward Road West were completed and opened to public in October 2018, whereas the footpath reinstatement was completed in the third quarter of 2019.

    • Kai Tak Development Area

      The external finishing works for two station entrances in Kai Tak Development Area were completed. To provide an interim connectivity to Sung Wong Toi Station upon the full opening of Tuen Ma Line, construction of the temporary at-grade crossing at Sung Wong Toi Road near Tam Kung Road are underway. Work commenced in October 2019 and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020.
    • Kai Tak Station and related construction works

      (Last updated: March 2020)


      • Kai Tak Station


        Kai Tak Station of the Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 has commenced service on 14 February 2020.
  • 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: November 2019)

    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 the concourse was re-opened in February 2017. Stage three concourse modification works, including building services provisions and installation of new lifts and escalators were substantially completed. The station will maintain its operation during the course of works.

    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 Works of Hung Hom North Approach Tunnel

    (Last updated: November 2019)

    Two railway tunnels in Hung Hom, are built under the SCL project 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. Reinstatement of Winslow Street Playground was completed in mid-April 2018 and 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 were also substantially completed.
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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: November 2019)

    All roads and footpaths affected by the construction works in Hung Hom area 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 Station to Admiralty Station. The Cross Harbour Section includes the construction of the 4th cross harbour railway tunnel to connect Hung Hom with Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (CBTS). This section of tunnel was mainly built by immersed tube method (IMT).

    The section of tunnel at Hung Hom offshore was 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 indicate that the proposed reclamation satisfies the requirements of PHO.

    Please click Cogent & Convincing Materials Report for further information.

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


    Tunnel construction works at Hung Hom offshore

    (Last updated: March 2020)

    • Hung Hom offshore
      The cut-and-cover tunnel section and sea wall reinstatement works has been substantially completed. The construction works of the North Ventilation Building was completed and fire service inspection completed.


    Tunnel construction works inside Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (CBTS)

    (Last updated: March 2020)

    Since SCL and the Central-Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) tunnel interface in the CBTS , the Corporation has entrusted to the CWB project for the construction of a 160m long SCL tunnel overlapping with the CWB, in order to minimise the nuisance to the community. 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.

    Due to limited space in the CBTS, the Corporation has been working closely with the CWB project to minimize possible impact to the users. The vessels within the CBTS were relocated to suit the construction needs of SCL’s cross harbour tunnel works. With works completion at the CBTS, phase 1 mooring components reinstatement for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is ongoing and other mooring arrangements of the CBTS will be reinstated in phases accordingly.

    • Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
      Upon completion of the phased seabed improvement works in the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, reinstatement of mooring arrangements will be conducted in phases. Vessels previously affected by CWB and SCL works will be relocated back to CBTS in phases progressively. Currently the phase 1 mooring components reinstatement for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is ongoing.

    Track Laying

    (Last updated: March 2020)

    • Track Laying
      Installation of overhead line for the cross-harbour rail tunnel is substantially completed, electrical & mechanical installation works including trackside auxiliaries are progressing.
  • Hong Kong Island Section

    SCL works in the Hong Kong Island Section include the 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: March 2020)

    • South Ventilation Building works site near Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
      Track laying works are substantially complete while electrical & mechanical installation works are underway at the tunnel section between Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter and Exhibition Centre Station.
      At the South Ventilation Building works site near Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, construction works for the super-structure of ventilation building are in progress.
    • Tunnel Approach Rest Garden works site
      The sitting-out and recreational facilities of the garden will be reinstated at their original locations according to the pre-construction conditions. Relevant reinstatement works are being carried out progressively
    • Works site under the atrium link of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
      Structural work for the tunnel boxes is being carried out for the cut-and-cover tunnel section between Exhibition Centre Station and Admiralty Station.
    • Fenwick Pier Street works site
      The tunnels between Fenwick Pier Street and Admiralty Station are structurally complete. Track laying is also complete, followed by overhead line installation.
    • Hong Kong Park works site and Admiralty South Overrun Tunnel
      Structural works and architectural finishes for the Hong Kong Park Ventilation Building are complete, while building services installation and vertical greening works are being carried out. Meanwhile, track laying works for the Admiralty South Overrun Tunnel are complete. Electrical & mechanical installation works are underway and will be followed by overhead line installation.
  • Exhibition Centre Station

    (Last updated: March 2020)

    • Former Wan Chai Ferry Pier Public Transport Interchange and former Wan Chai Swimming Pool works sites Station structural works are in progress.
    • Former Harbour Road Sports Centre works site Station structural works are in progress.
  • Admiralty Station SCL Related Works

    (Last updated: March 2020)

    • Extension works of Admiralty Station
      Architectural finishes, building services, and electrical & mechanical installation works for the extended Admiralty Station are on-going.
  • Reprovisioning of Harbour Road Sports Centre and Wan Chai Swimming Pool

    (Last updated: July 2017)

    The Exhibition Centre Station is 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 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: March 2020)

    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. For the convenience of bus passengers, temporary bus stops are provided at Convention Avenue, Fleming Road, Harbour Road and Expo Drive East. The Public Transport Interchange will be reinstated at its original location after the completion of the construction of Exhibition Centre Station.
    • 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. A new stage of temporary traffic management scheme has been implemented since March 2019. Convention Avenue (Westbound) has been shifted northward, while the vehicle U-turn on Expo Drive East has been shifted southward and returned to its original location, and the associated bus stop has been relocated accordingly.
    • Tonnochy Road With the progress of the construction of Exhibition Centre Station and to accommodate the road planning for Wan Chai North by the relevant Government departments, a section of Tonnochy Road between Harbour Road and Convention Avenue as well as its junction with Convention Avenue and Hung Hing Road has been slightly realigned and reinstated north-westward in September 2019.
    • Supreme Court Road

      Road reinstatement works for Supreme Court Road are substantially complete. With the re-opening of the footpath adjacent to Hong Kong Park works site, the crossing arrangements at Supreme Court Road has been restored to the original arrangements prior to commencement of the project.

  • Convention Avenue shifted northward

    To facilitate the construction of the Exhibition Centre Station, Convention Avenue (Westbound) has been shifted northward on 24 March 2019. The vehicle U-turn on Expo Drive East has been shifted southward and returned to its original location, and the bus stops have also been relocated 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.

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