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Events and Activities

Technical Seminar on South Island Line (East)

Date, time & venue 
2010-03-09;6:30pm - 7:45pm;Seminar Room, HKIE HQ



Programme Highlights

The South Island Line (East) is a medium capacity railway connecting Admiralty Station to South Horizons via Ocean Park and Wong Chuk Hang.  The planning and development of this new line requires optimization of the design to cater for the physical constraints, engineering requirements and the needs of the community.  The talk will present the findings of this design management process to achieve the optimized railway schemes. 



Ir Peter Leung, Design Manager-South Island Line, MTR Corporation



Registration & Enquiries

The seminar is free of charge and no prior registration is required.  For enquiries, please contact Ir Johnson Lee at Tel: 9053 6250 or Email:




The number of participants is limited to 80.





By Mr. Martin TAM


On 9 March 2010, the CV Division organized a technical seminar on South Island Line (East).   Ir Peter Leung, Design Manager-South Island Line of MTR Corporation shared with us the design management approach to achieve the optimised railway schemes.  Ir Leung introduced the SIL(E) by referring to the Gazette under the Railways Ordinance in July 2009. The SIL(E) will have a route length of 7.3 kilometres and will run from South Horizons, via Lei Tung, Wong Chuk Hang, Ocean Park to Admiralty.


Ir Leung shared with us the considerations behind the selection of the preferred alignment of SIL(E). This line serves not only the resident population in the south but also the tourists heading for the major existing and future tourist attractions located in the southern district. It will also relieve the current traffic bottle-neck at the Aberdeen Tunnel and provide a quick, convenient and sustainable alternative for commuters.  As a catalyst in the development process, it will help to transform the Wong Chuk Hang area from an industrial area to a vibrant commercial area. It will also provide support to the tourist developments in Aberdeen Harbour and Ocean Park.


To construct the railway, the SIL(E) will run from Admiralty to Nam Fung Road of Aberdeen in the form of a tunnel, and then on viaduct to Ocean Park and Wong Chuk Hang, crossing the Aberdeen Channel to Lei Tung. The section between Lei Tung and South Horizons will be underground to suit the topography. Ir Leung shared challenges that had been encountered in determining the appropriate method of construction, locating the stations and placement of ventilation shafts, taking into account constructability and expectations of the public. He also presented the complex design of the Admiralty station, which would become a major transportation hub by connecting the existing Island Line and Tsuen Wan Line to the future South Island Line (East) and Shatin to Central Link.


The seminar ended with enthusiastic question-and-answer session. The organizing committee would like to give a sincere thanks to Ir Leung for his impressive presentation and the comprehensive design management process to take forward the SIL(E).

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