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Progress Update

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


All of the tracks, trackside equipment, signalling and other train operation systems for the WIL project have been installed and are now under testing as work continues to finish and fit out the three new stations. Overall, the project is 90% complete and targets to open in December 2014.

The installation of station equipment, ticket machines, ticket gates, customer service centres and other passenger facilities at the three stations -- Sai Ying Pun, HKU and Kennedy Town.

Since the overhead line systems of WIL and Island Line have been connected, trains have started entering into the new railway section from Sheung Wan Station after the close of normal passenger service to do test runs to and from Kennedy Town Station.

Back-up Plan

Structural works of the Sai Ying Pun Station are complete while related installation works are underway. Construction of some entrances and their connecting underground passageways are not as advanced as planned due mainly to the delicate ground conditions in the area.

The programme is very tight and there is no buffer time available. As a prudent measure, MTR Corporation is putting in place a back-up plan:

First, in the event that the Sai Ying Pun Station cannot be opened in time, the WIL will still open in December 2014 with trains not stopping at Sai Ying Pun Station. Under this scenario, the opening of Sai Ying Pun Station will follow in the first quarter of 2015.

Second, the Corporation is discussing the back-up plan with the relevant authorities. If Sai Ying Pun Station is not ready for December 2014 and the back-up plan proves not to be feasible, then full opening of WIL will take place in the first quarter of 2015.

The Corporation will be monitoring project progress very closely over the next few months. An announcement will be made in October 2014 to confirm the exact WIL opening date and whether the back-up plan would be necessary.

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
  Last Updated at : January 2014
 
  • 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
  • Sai Woo Lane & Queens Road West
  • New Market Street
  • Ko Shing Street,
    Li Sing St &
    Des Voeux Road West
  Last Updated at : January 2014
 
  • Sai Woo Lane & Queen's Road West The structural works for the Sai Ying Pun Station entrances at Queen’s Road West and Des Voeux Road West is complete.
  • 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 : July 2014
 
  • Sai Ying Pun Station Major structural works for the Sai Ying Pun Station is complete whereas tunnel works for the passenger adits connecting to the station are in progress. Platform screen doors have been installed. Other electrical and mechanical works including the installation of escalators and lifts are underway.

    Inside the train tunnels, testing of facilities, including smoke tests on the ventilation systems are being carried out.
  • HKU Station Structural works of HKU Station and the passenger adits are completed. Inside the station, electrical and mechanical installation works including escalator installation are in progress in addition to station architectural finishes.
  • Ex-David Trench Rehabilitation Centre Structural works of the Bonham Road station entrance are being carried out. Installation works of electrical and mechanical facilities are progressively being completed and relevant testing has commenced. The transformer is in service supplying electricity to Sai Ying Pun Station.
  • Sai Woo Lane Playground Structural works of the entrance are complete while construction of the related passenger adits is underway. Escalators have been installed while the installation of the other electrical and mechanical facilities is in progress. Backfilling, levelling works, and re-provisioning works for Sai Woo Lane Playground are in progress.

  • Mui Fong Street Children’s Playground The temporary construction site office at Mui Fong Street has been removed. Re-provisioning works for Mui Fong Street Children's Playground has commenced.
  • Former Centre Street Cooked Food Centre

    Excavation works are complete and the entrance structure construction below ground is in progress.
  • Ki Ling Lane Children’s Playground The station entrance structure at Ki Ling Lane is under construction. The first phase of ground freezing excavation for the passenger adit has been completed.
  • Haking Wong Building, HKU At the work site near Haking Wong Building on Pok Fu Lam Road, construction of the station entrance structure is complete and the higher link bridge structure connecting to Haking Wong Building has been installed. Eight high capacity lifts are being installed together with internal and external architectural finishes.
  • Former Whitty Street Public Toilet Structural works for the HKU station entrance and the passenger adit, as well as the first fix of the escalators are complete. The structural steelwork for the entrance canopy will shortly be erected.
  • Pok Fu Lam Road Structural works for the station entrance and ventilation shafts at Pok Fu Lam Road are complete. Installation of structural steelwork for the entrance canopy and ventilation shaft is in progress.

    The footbridge along Pok Fu Lam Road has been positioned and the superstructure of the bridge is in progress.
  • Belcher’s Street Sitting-out Area Construction of the station entrance structure at Belcher’s Street next to The Westwood has been completed. Building services and electrical and mechanical facilities works including floor tiles paving are being carried out.

    To facilitate road reinstatement and utilities re-provisioning works, temporary traffic management schemes are being implemented in phases on Belcher’s Street.
  • Hill Road At the Hill Road work site, structural works of the station entrance are substantially complete and installation of the escalators and firemen lift are ongoing. Entrance of the worksite at Hill Road is now used for construction material delivery as the construction adit and shaft at Kennedy Town Praya are currently being backfilled.

  • Kennedy Town Praya Shaft Praya shaft has been closed for material and man-access since April and backfilling of the construction adit and shaft is in progress.
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 : July 2014
 
  • Kennedy Town Station The plant building of Kennedy Town Station is almost complete. Installation works of the electrical and mechanical and building services facilities in the station and tunnels are near completion.

    At the station concourse, ticket issuing machines and ticket gates have been installed and corresponding tests are being carried out. Computers and communications facilities in the Stations Control Room have been installed and related tests are being conducted. Escalators and lifts have also been installed and related tests are underway.
  • Former Kennedy Town Swimming Pool Structural works of the station entrance at the former Kennedy Town Swimming Pool are in the final stages. Construction of the Green Minibus Boarding/Alighting Area and landscaping are well underway.

    Nearby Smithfield, backfilling and road reinstatement works will soon be completed. Those areas impacted by the construction works at Smithfield have been progressively reinstated and reopened to vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Forbes Street Playground At the Forbes Street work site, structural works of the station entrance, ventilation facilities and public toilets are nearing completion. Re-provisioning of the recreational facilities and external finishes to the related buildings are underway.
  • Rock Hill Street The station entrance and passenger adit at Rock Hill Street are almost complete. Architectural Builders Works and Finishes and E&M installations are in progress The road and footpath interface works at the station entrance are well under way.
  • Former Kennedy Town Police Quarter Structural works of the ventilation facilities at Ka Wai Man Road have been completed. Road and surface reinstatement works are near completion.
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
  Last Updated at : January 2014
 

  • 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
  Last Updated at : January 2014
 

  • 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.
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