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[FULL] Technical Seminar: Express Rail Link - West Kowloon Station

Date, time & venue 
2019-01-16;6:30pm to 8:00pm;Room Y305, Lee Shau Kee Building, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 


Programme Highlight

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) is part of the strategic national express rail network that connects Hong Kong to major cities in the Mainland. The project scheme in Hong Kong comprises the underground West Kowloon Terminus (WKT) and a 26km-dedicated tunnel running from WKT to the Hong Kong / Shenzhen Boundary with no intermediate station. The XRL tunnel configuration varies depending upon the geological conditions and method of construction. The tunnels between WKT and Futian Station will be designed to cater for train operating speeds up to 200 kph.


WKT is an underground railway terminus located immediately north of the proposed West Kowloon Culture District, and between Kowloon and Austin Station. With a footprint of approximately 12Ha, it will be one of the largest underground station in the world with 15 platform tracks. The building services design within the station is phenomenally challenging. Another special aspect of this project is the interface with Mainland counterparts on express railway systems such as signaling, ticketing system, overhead line system, main control system etc. The presentation will give a brief introduction to this mega railway project, engineering issues and their solutions.



Free of Charge.



Ir Thomas Lau

Design Manager, MTR


Registration & Enquiries

The seminar will be conducted in English. Presentation materials will be in English.


The number of participants is limited to 120 and priority will be given to members of Civil Division and previous registered participants. 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: Ms Yuki Leung via email:


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