Since the commencement of works in July 2009, the construction of West Island Line is in full swing.

Overall, the project is over 98% complete. The new 3-kilometre rail extension will start passenger operations on 28 December 2014.

Of the extension's three new stations, HKU and Kennedy Town will open on 28 December with Sai Ying Pun expected at the end of the first quarter in 2015. The first train from Kennedy Town Station will depart at 6:00 am for Chai Wan. Train service frequencies will be the same as the existing Island Line, with departures every two minutes during peak periods and every four minutes in the non-peak.

In preparation for the new railway service, trial train operations according to the Island Line timetable, stress tests on the new railway facilities, drills and exercises will continue up to 28 December this year.

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 : September 2014
 
  • Sai Ying Pun Station Structural works for the Sai Ying Pun Station including passenger adits connecting to the station are completed and architectural finishes are in progress. Inside the station, the installation of E&M and building services including lifts, escalators and ticket machines is on-going. Various tests are being carried out.
  • HKU Station Structural works for the HKU Station and the passenger adits are completed and Architectural, Builder's Work & Finishing (ABWF) works are nearing completion. Inside the station, E&M works including the installation of escalators and lifts are substantially completed and subject to final testing and commissioning.
  • Sai Ying Pun Station Exits A1 and A2 – Queen’s Road West and Des Voeux Road West At the Sai Woo Lane work site, ABWF works for the entrance and associated passenger adit are in progress. Lift and escalators have been installed while the installation of other E&M facilities is in progress. Backfilling, levelling works, and re-provisioning works for Sai Woo Lane Playground are being carried out.
  • 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 is in progress while architectural fit-out, E&M installation and building services works are on-going.
  • Sai Ying Pun Station Exit B3 – Ki Ling Lane At the Ki Ling Lane work site, the entrance structure is under construction. Drilling works for the second phase of the passenger adit are in progress.
  • Sai Ying Pun Station Exit C – Bonham Road At the Bonham Road work site, structural works for the entrance are completed. E&M installation works are in progress and the relevant tests are about to commence.

  • Mui Fong Street Children’s Playground Re-provisioning works for Mui Fong Street Children's Playground are underway.
  • HKU Station Exits A1 and A2 – Haking Wong Building of The University of Hong Kong At Haking Wong Building work site, structural works of the station entrance is completed with internal and external ABWF and E&M fit out works are ongoing. The two footbridges connecting the entrances and Haking Wong Building are erected and ABWF works are ongoing. Installation of the eight lifts is progressing with final testing and commissioning works.
  • HKU Station Exit B1 – Whitty Street Structural works for the Whitty Street station entrance and the passenger adit, as well as the installation of escalators are completed. The structural steelwork for the entrance canopy has been erected and the external roofing and glazing works are nearing completion.
  • HKU Station Exit B2 – Hill Road At the Hill Road work site of the HKU Station, structural works of the station entrance is completed and installation of E&M facilities and building services works are underway. ABWF works for the entrance structure are progressing including installation of the external glazing. The delivery opening has been closed and the temporary crane platform demolished to allow external hard landscaping works to progress.
  • HKU Station Exit C1 – Pok Fu Lam Road Structural works for the station entrance and ventilation shafts at Pok Fu Lam Road are completed. External and Internal architectural finishes are ongoing including the installation of the stepped glazed canopy. Installation of the lifts is ongoing. ABWF works for the footbridge connecting HKU Centennial Campus are ongoing with installation of external cladding panels and installation of the green roof.
  • HKU Station Exit C2 – Belcher’s Street Construction of the station entrance structure at Belcher’s Street next to The Westwood is nearing completion. Landscaping works are about to commence. E&M facilities and building services works are undergoing final testing and commissioning.
705 Kennedy Town Station and Overrun Tunnel Construction 705

Progress of work

Gammon Construction Ltd 12/2009 2014
  • Ex-Kennedy Town Swimming Pool
  • Forbes Street Playground
  • Sands Street
  • Sai See Street
  • Kennedy Town Ex-Police Quarter
  Last Updated at : September 2014
 
  • Kennedy Town Station Statutory inspections are completed at Kennedy Town Station. External works at the station entrances as well as the road reinstatement, facilities re-provisioning and landscaping works are nearing completion.

    The station has been handed over to Operations for pre-opening preparations.
  • Kennedy Town Station Exit A – Smithfield Construction and architectural fit-out works for the station entrance at Smithfield are completed. Construction of the Green Minibus Boarding / Alighting Area and landscaping works are well underway.

    Backfilling and road reinstatement works at Smithfield are nearing completion and the area will soon be fully reopened to road users.
  • Kennedy Town Exit B – Rock Hill Street At Kennedy Town Station, architectural finishes for the station entrance and passenger adit at Rock Hill Street are complete. Landscaping and re-provisioning works above the entrance continue.
  • Kennedy Town Station Exit C – Forbes Street At the Forbes Street work site, structural works for the station entrance and ventilation facilities are completed. Re-provisioning of the public toilet and recreational facilities, external finishes and landscaping works continue.
  • Ventilation facilities at Ka Wai Man Road At Ka Wai Man Road, the road and surface reinstatement works within the area of the ventilation facilities are completed.
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 : September 2014
 

  • Kennedy Town Praya Re-provisioning of Kennedy Town Swimming Pool (Phase II) has commenced. Ground investigation works are about to commence.
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 Line715

Progress of work

Eiffage Rail-Tak Yue Joint Venture 12/2010 2014
  • HKU Tunnels to Sheung Wan Tunnels
  Last Updated at : July 2014
 

  • WIL Enters the Testing and Commissioning Stage All overhead lines have been installed supplying electricity to the facilities and systems. Trains are energised to undergo non-passenger test runs inside the tunnels where relevant tests are being conducted at the same time. The signalling system has been installed and related tests are underway.
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