Construction /

Related Works On East Rail Line and Tuen Ma Line

The Shatin to Central Link will connect various existing railway lines, such as the former Ma On Shan Line and the existing West Rail Line to form the Tuen Ma Line. In addition, the existing East Rail Line will link up the new-built Hung Hom to Admiralty Section and extend across the harbour to Hong Kong Island.

To provide passengers with a better travelling experience, a series of improvement works are carried out along the East Rail Line and the former Ma On Shan Line.

Replacement of the East Rail Line signalling system


Progress Updates

(Last updated: October 2020)

In preparation for extending the East Rail Line across the harbour to Admiralty station, a new signalling system will be introduced with advanced 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.

Service commencement date of the new signalling system will be announced in due course.


Platform Modification Works for East Rail Line


Progress Updates

(Last updated: October 2020)

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 Automatic Platform Gates (APGs), as well as the additional wind loads that the APGs must withstand. This requires the installation of steel bars and brackets at the platforms. Moreover, the curvature at some existing platforms has to be adjusted to narrow the gap between the train and the platform. As the APGs will have to work along with the new train fleet and signalling system so as to ensure the stopping position of the train doors is aligned with the APGs. Therefore, the new signalling system and new trains will have to be in operation before the installation of the APGs.

Former Ma On Shan Line Platform Modification Works

To facilitate the 8-car trains operation for TML, a series of modifications works on the former Ma On Shan Line (MOL) have been completed and the Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 also commenced services in February 2020.

The modification works 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 former Ma On Shan Line

To facilitate the 8-car trains operation for TML, all 4-car trains on the former MOL have been fully replaced with 8-car trains and the overall carrying capacity on the MOL has been doubled. Passengers can enjoy a more convenient and comfortable journeys.

APGs retrofitting along Former Ma On Shan Line


The APG installation along the whole former MOL has been fully completed in December 2017.

The Golden 2-hour Midnight Challenge

  1. Video for about the installation of APGs along East Rail Line 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


Tentative Period Affected Area  
Starting from January 2020 Signalling test along East Rail Line Please click here for Notice
Late May to December 2019 Signalling test along East Rail Line Please click here for Notice
December 2018 to March 2019 Signalling test along East Rail Line Please click here for Notice
August to November 2018 Signalling test along East Rail Line Please click here for Notice
 
Tentative Period Affected Area  
From late December 2020 to the 1st quarter of 2021 Tuen Ma Line Dynamic Train Testing Please click here for Notice
14 February 2020 Train and system tests along Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 Please click here for Notice
From early June 2019 Signalling test along Ma On Shan Line Please click here for Notice
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
 

Consultation Meetings

Regarding the above works on East Rail Line and Ma On Shan Line, the Corporation has attended the Legislative Council, Subcommittee on Matters Relating to Railways meeting on 22 November 2013, please Click here for more details.