WIL is an underground extension of the existing MTR Island Line from Sheung Wan to Kennedy Town. The locations of the three stations and the 15 entrances of WIL are shown below.
Sai Ying Pun Station
To improve pedestrian access and facilitate interchange with the WIL, Ki Ling Lane will be pedestrianized.
Photomontages of station entrances at Sai Woo Lane and Bonham Road
Photomontage of station entrance at Pokfulam Road and Whitty Street
Kennedy Town Station
Photomontage of station entrance at Rock Hill Road and Smithfield
West Island Line (WIL) is an underground railway that serves as a Community Railway. It will run beneath the densely populated areas of the Western District. Over 90% of the area's residents will be able to conveniently access the railway by foot.
Convenient Pedestrian Network Connecting Uphill and Downhill Areas
The layout of station entrances will provide a convenient pedestrian network for both MTR passengers and the public to access destinations in the Mid-Levels as well as the areas along Queen's Road West through the unpaid areas of the stations.
High-speed lifts will be used to gain access to both Sai Ying Pun and HKU Stations, which are relatively deep. This will be more effective than escalators given the marked level difference between the station concourse and the entrance on the street.