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Events and Activities

Technical Visit to MTRC XRL Contract 825 – Mai Po to Ngau Tam Mei Station and Tunnels

Date, time & venue 
2012-03-24;09:30 am. – 12:00 noon;Gather at Exit A of MTR Kam Sheung Road Station, transportation will be arranged for entering to MTR project office (read the attached file)


Programme Highlights

The Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) Hong Kong Section consisting of 26km of railway, will run from the terminus in West Kowloon to Shenzhen.  It will be built in an underground dedicated railway tunnel.  The XRL will be part of the National High Speed Rail Network, targeting to run at a design speed of over 200km/hr, connecting to other major cities in the Mainland.


The XRL tunnels are constructed by Tunnel Boring Machine in soft ground, drill and blast method for rock condition and open cut at the terminus and the stabling sidings.  The section of tunnel between Mai Po and Ngau Tam Mei is being built by Tunnel Boring Machine.


A launching shaft has been built at Mai Po where the TBM is lowered and assembled.  The TBM has started operation in September 2011 and the TBM tunnel is under construction from Mai Po towards Ngau Tam Mei.




09:15 – 09:30  Gather at Exit A of MTR Kam Sheung Road Station

09:30 – 09:45  Travel to XRL 825 MTR Project Office (HKIE will provide transportation)

09:45 – 10:45  Project Briefing and Q&A

10:45 – 11:45  Site tour to TBM launching shaft area & TBM tunnel and group photos

11:45 – 12:00  Distribution of CPD certificates



Safety Equipment

Participants must bring along their own Personal Safety Equipment including 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.


As of 1:00pm of 20 March 2012, the registration is FULL. No more on-line registration will be processed. Successful applicants will be informed on or before 22 March 2011.


For enquiry, please contact Ir. Ian Chung / Ms. Terri Tong at Tel: 3922 9861 or Email:


No Show Warning

If any successfully enrolled participant does not turn up on the date of site visit without good reasons, his/her right to enroll HKIE Civil Division site visits will be suspended for 3 months after the date of the captioned site visit.


Gathering Point

Gather at Exit A of MTR Kam Sheung Road Station, transportation will be arranged for entering to MTR project office (read the attached file). Latecomers will NOT be entertained.

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