Including a 1.3km tunnel and two new stations (Tung Chung East and Tung Chung West), Hong Kong’s Tung Chung Line extension’s new rail line with 2.5km length is under main construction works.
The major civil works contract for Tung Chung West Station and the tunnel connecting the station to Tung Chung Station has been awarded to the Bouygues–>Dragages Joint Venture, while the responsibility of the contract for Tung Chung East Station and associated enabling works for track diversions will be up to Paul Y-CRCC Joint Venture.
Connecting the entire railway and public transportation network of North Lantau, the rail extension is due to support the Tung Chung new town expansion at the Tung Chung East reclamation area and Tung Chung West.
Among the several new railway projects that intended at sustainable long-term development in Hong Kong, the MTR Corporation’s Tung Chung Line Extension is the first one.
The scheduled date for starting construction of other new railway projects such as the Tuen Mun South Extension, Kwu Tung Station on the East Rail Line, as well as Oyster Bay Station is later this year. Also the statutory processes or advance works for the Northern Link Main Line, Hung Shui Kiu Station and Airport Railway Extended Overrun Tunnel are under way.