Nurturing the Young –

Innovation for Sustainability

Events and Activities

Technical Visit to MTRC Contract WIL704 – Sai Ying Pun and Hong Kong University Station, and Sai Ying Pun to Kennedy Town Tunnel

Date, time & venue 
2013-11-16;9:30am – 12:00noon;MTRC West Island Line Site Office (Sai See Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong) (Please see attached map)


Programme Highlights

The West Island Line (WIL) is an extension of the existing Island Line from Sheung Wan to Kennedy Town. It is about 3 kilometres long with three railway stations at Sai Ying Pun, the University of Hong Kong and Kennedy Town. Contract 704 is the largest project for the West Island Line which comprises of two underground cavern stations at Sai Ying Pun and Hong Kong University with associated 2 km running tunnels and 3km construction & pedestrian adits constructed by drill and blast, 100m soft tunneling by ground freezing method, nine entrance shafts with depth up to 80m by mechanical means.


In this visit, participants can have opportunity to gain insights into the underground construction work of Sai Ying Pun Station Cavern.  


Safety Equipment

Participants must bring along their own safety helmets, safety reflective vest, safety shoes and a valid Green Card (or HKIE Corporate Membership Card) if available.



Free of charge


Registration & Enquiries

The number of participants is limited to 20 on a first-come first-served basis with priorities given to members of HKIE Civil Division.


Please complete online registration by clicking the button "Enrollment Form" at bottom of this page.


If you are not a HKIE Corporate Member, you are required to PROVIDE YOUR GREEN CARD NUMBER AND ITS EXPIRY DATE IN THE REMARK field, otherwise the application will not be considered.


Only successful applicants will be informed on or before 11 November 2013.


For enquiries, please contact Ir William Luk at Tel: 9610 1101 or Email:

* Please fill out this form completely