Tung Line Extensions Civils Projects Kick Off
The first civils projects for the next batch of MTR extension projects have been awarded in Hong Kong signalling the start of what promises to be a decades long construction frenzy in the territory. The aggressive expansion programme of expansion will see the railway network grow by 25%.
Contract 1201 comprising the Tung Chung West station and tunnels was awarded to Dragages Bouygues Joint Venture. The project will extend 1.3km from the existing Tung Chung line terminus to a new Tung Chung West station to serve the Yat Tung estate.
Yat Tung Estate in Tung Chung West (c) David Feehan
The estate currently has housing for 56,000 residents in existing, commissioned or under construction blocks with a further 26,600 residents expected by 2030. The residents of these estates, which have grown since the completion of the original Tung Chung line, currently have to take a bus to the MTR station.
(c) David Feehan
Contract 1202 comprising Tung Chung East Station and Enabling Works was awarded to Paul Y – CRCC Joint Venture. This new station will serve the Tung Chung New Town Expansion (TCNTE) project. The TCNTE project commenced in 2017 and will ultimately house 126,000 residents, with first residents expected in 2024.
Tung Chung New Town Expansion (c) David Feehan
This project is currently providing 130 hectares of reclaimed land to accommodate 49,600 residential flats as well as 500,000 square metres of office space, 327,000 square metres of retail and 50,000 square metres for hotels.
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