MTR Island Line extended to HKU and Kennedy Town stations on 28 December 2014, bringing the convenience of safe, reliable and efficient railway service to the community in West District. Sai Ying Pun Station will open at the end of the first quarter in 2015.

Train service frequencies of the new extension are the same as the existing Island Line, with departures every two minutes during peak periods and every four minutes in the non-peak.

Contract Awarded

Contract No. Contract Name Contractor Contract Award Date Completion Date Construction Sites
701 Modification of Sheung Wan Station 701

Progress of work

Sun Fook Kong Construction Ltd 04/2010 08/2012 Completed
 
  • Sheung Wan Station Modification works for the Sheung Wan Station are complete. New public toilet facilities and two new lifts were opened for service on 26 August 2012.
703 Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction 703

Progress of work

Dragages - Maeda - BSG Joint Venture 08/2009 2013 Completed
 
  • New Market Street New Market Street for the road reinstatement works is complete. The road was opened to the public in November 2013.
704 Sai Ying Pun and HKU Station, and Sai Ying Pun to Kennedy Town Tunnel Construction 704

Progress of work

Gammon Nishimatsu WIL Joint Venture 03/2010 2014
  • King George V Memorial Park
  • Ex-David Trench Rehabilitation Centre
  • Ex-Centre Street Cooked Food Centre
  • Ki Ling Lane Children's Playground
  • Haking Wong Building, HKU
  • Ex-Whitty Street Public Toilet
  • Pokfulam Road next to Yam Pak Building, HKU
  • Belcher's Street Sitting-out Area
  • Hill Road
  • Western District Public Cargo Working Area
  • Kennedy Town Praya Shaft
  • Victoria Road
  Last Updated at : December 2014
 
  • Sai Ying Pun Station Sai Ying Pun Station will open at the end of the first quarter in 2015.

    Architectural, Builder's Work & Finishing works for most of the entrances and associated passenger adits are substantially completed.

    At station, E&M and Building Services works at station are substantially completed, the relevant tests continue.

    At station concourse, installation works of the Passenger Information Display Systems, ticket machines, entrance/exit gates and Customer Service Centre are completed with on-going cyclic tests.

    Installation works of Station Control system are completed. Different tests on the systems such as fire services, computer, CCTV and public address are being carried out. Escalators are installed and the relevant tests are underway.
  • HKU Station HKU Station commenced passenger service on 28 December 2014.
    External hard landscaping works for HKU Station entrances are in progress.
  • Sai Ying Pun Station Exits B1 and B2 – First Street and Second Street

    At the First Street / Second Street work site, major structural works for the entrances are near completion while architectural fit-out, E&M installation and building services works are being carried out in parallel.
  • Sai Ying Pun Station Exit B3 – Ki Ling Lane The Ki Ling Lane entrance will be opened in fourth quarter 2015.
    The entrance structure is under construction. Ground freezing pipe drilling works for the second phase of the passenger adit are in progress.
  • Sai Woo Lane Playground At Sai Woo Lane work site, ground levelling works and re-provisioning works for the playground are being carried out.
  • Mui Fong Street Children’s Playground Re-provisioning works for Mui Fong Street Children's Playground are underway.
  • Hill Road Garden Re-provisioning and landscaping works for Hill Road Garden are in progress.
705 Kennedy Town Station and Overrun Tunnel Construction 705

Progress of work

Gammon Construction Ltd 12/2009 2014 Completed
 
  • Kennedy Town Station Kennedy Town Station commenced passenger service on 28 December 2014.
706 Access Shafts at Kennedy Town Praya and Hill Road Paul Y. Construction Company Ltd 07/2009 2010 Completed
  Last Updated at : December 2012
 

  • Hill Road
    Excavation works are in progress.
706A Slope Upgrading and Natural Terrain Mitigation Works Paul Y Construction Company Ltd 11/2009 2/2011 Completed
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : March 2010
708 Temporary Underground Magazine Construction Gammon Construction Ltd 07/2009 2010 Completed
  Last Updated at : June 2012
 

  • Victoria Road
    Blasting works have been successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress.
710 Re-provisioning of Kennedy Town Swimming Pool (Phase I) 710

Progress of work

Paul Y Construction Company Ltd 07/2009 03/2011 Completed
 

  • Kennedy Town Praya Re-provisioning of Kennedy Town Swimming Pool (Phase I) was completed and the swimming pool opened to the public in May 2011.
711 Re-provisioning of David Trench Rehabilitation Centre 711

Progress of work

Sun Fook Kong Construction Ltd 07/2009 03/2011 Completed
 

  • Ex-Upper Level Police Station Re-provisioning of David Trench Rehabilitation Centre is complete. The Centre was handed over to the Hospital Authority and has provided services to the public from April 2011.
713 Re-provisioning of Kennedy Town Swimming Pool (Phase II) 713

Progress of work

Paul Y Construction Company Ltd 08/2014 2016 Kennedy Town Praya
  Last Updated at : December 2014
 

  • Kennedy Town Praya Re-provisioning of Kennedy Town Swimming Pool (Phase II) has commenced. Foundation works are expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015.
714 Project Site Office and Works Area Sun Fook Kong Construction Ltd 07/2009 2010 Completed
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Rail track and overhead line components are being delivered to Siu Ho Wan Depot for temporary storage.
Last Updated at : October 2011
715 Trackwork and Overhead Line Eiffage Rail-Tak Yue Joint Venture 12/2010 2014 Completed
716 Instrumentation and Monitoring Lam Geotechnical Limited 10/2009 2014 N/A
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
7201 Tree Transplanting Yee Sun Garden Ltd. 07/2009 2010 Completed
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
C6554-07E Rolling Stock Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. Ltd. 10/2008 12/2011 N/A
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
752 Signalling System Alstom Hong Kong Ltd 10/2010 2014 N/A
  Alstom Hong Kong Ltd
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
753 Trackside Auxiliaries and Environmental Control System ATAL Engineering Limited 03/2011 2014 N/A
  Alstom Hong Kong Ltd
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
754 Platform Screen Door System GILGEN Door Systems 10/2010 2014 N/A
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
755 Power Supply System GTECH-Paul Y. Joint Venture 01/2011 2014 N/A
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
757 Lifts KONE Elevator (HK) Ltd 12/2010 2014 N/A
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
758 Escalators and Moving Walkways KONE Elevator (HK) Ltd 12/2010 2014 N/A
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
759 Main Control System Thales Transport & Security (Hong Kong) Ltd 01/2011 2014 N/A
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
760 Communications, Transmission & Telephone Systems CLPE-SHSI Joint Venture 01/2011 2014 N/A
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
761 Radio System Radio Frequency Engineering Ltd 12/2010 2014 N/A
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
762 Automatic Fare Collection and Security Access Management Systems Thales Transport & Security (Hong Kong) Ltd 06/2011 2014 N/A
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
762A AFC System OCL Interface & Customisation Services Octopus Cards Limited 09/2011 2014 N/A
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
771 Building Services for Sai Ying Pun Station and HKU Station Gammon E&M Ltd 10/2010 2014 Sai Ying Pun Station and HKU Station
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
771B Building Services for Kennedy Town Station Chun Wo E&M Engineering Ltd 10/2010 2014 Kennedy Town Station
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
772 Trainborne Signalling Equipment Alstom Hong Kong Ltd. 04/2009 12/2011 N/A
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012
CW020-11E Modification of URL Signaling System Alstom Hong Kong Limited 01/2012 2014 N/A
  Sheung Wan-to-Sai Ying Pun Tunnel Construction
Blasting works were successfully completed. Electrical and mechanical works are in progress
Last Updated at : June 2012