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[FULL] Technical Seminar on Kwun Tong Line Extension

Date, time & venue 
2016-11-28;6:30pm - 8:00pm;Fiona Cheung Sum Yu Lecture Theatre (SHR-G30), Hong Kong Polytechnic University Student Halls of Residence, Hung Hom (near Royal Peninsula, 半島豪庭)

Programme Highlight


The Kwun Tong Line Extension (KTE) is a 2.6 km underground extension of the existing Kwun Tong Line.


Extending from the existing overrun tunnel of Yau Ma Tei Station, the KTE alignment runs along Gascoigne Road, cross Wylie Road and connects Ho Man Tin Station at the junction of Chatham Road North and Fat Kwong Street. It then runs along Wuhu Street, Tak Man Street, and terminates at Whampoa Station beneath Tak On Street. Whampoa Station is the new terminus of Kwun Tong Line, while Ho Man Tin Station is the interchange station of the future Shatin to Central Link.


Ho Man Tin Station, one of the largest stations in the MTR network, is an eight levels cruciform-shaped interchange station with a total floor area of 58,000 sq m.  While in contrast, Whampoa Station is one of the smallest stations in the MTR network and is located underneath an existing road, bounded on all sides by multi-storey private developments.


The construction of KTE began in mid-2011. After a five-year construction period, residents of Ho Man Tin and Whampoa can now finally enjoy the convenience of efficient railway service to Kowloon via the Kwun Tong Line. The extension has commenced service on 23 October 2016.




Ir James Chow is the General Manager (KTE) of MTR Corporation responsible for the delivery of KTE project from project inception to railway commissioning. James is a civil engineer by training and is specialised in tunnelling and railway construction. He has over 35 years of heavy civil engineering construction experience and majority of which was on railway construction in HK, Singapore, Shenzhen and Shanghai. Some of the projects previously undertaken included the TWL, ISL, LAR, QBR and KTE in HK, Singapore MRT Phase 1, SZ Line 4, Tate’s Cairn Tunnel and Western Harbour Crossing. James will share the challenge encountered during the construction of the extension from project planning to commissioning.




Free of charge


Registration & Enquiries

The number of participants is limited to 240 and priority will be given to members of Civil Division. Please complete the on-line registration at  Email registration will not be accepted. Only successful applicants will be informed by email. For enquiries, please contact Ir Alex Li at


CPD Certificate

CPD certificate will be issued to those who attend the seminar.


Remarks: (The talk will be conducted in English)


This seminar is organized by Civil Division, The Hong Kong Initiation of Engineers, and supported by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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