Atkins has revealed preliminary designs for the new Hung Hom Station on the 17km long, US$4.6bn Shatin to Central Link for Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR). The international consultancy is currently undertaking detailed design work for the mostly tunnelled project.
The line will form part of a link between Hong Kong Island and Mainland China. Spilt into two phases, the complete alignment runs from Tai Wai in the north to Admiralty on Hong Kong Island.
Phase 1 runs for 11km, 10.6km of which is underground between Tai Wai and Hung Hom Stations, whilst the 6km long entirely underground Phase 2 continues the line from Hung Hom to Admiralty with a 2km crossing of Victoria Harbour.
Atkins’ role on the line also includes lead consultant for the preliminary design studies on the North South Corridor and sub-consultant on preliminary design of the East-West Corridor. The company is now moving onto the detailed design of tunnels associated with Hung Hom Station.
A key challenge for Hung Hom Station has been the development of an efficient interchange with existing and planned lines and the consequent need to work in and around an operating railway.
Hong Kong’s MTR network is among the most advanced in the world and is currently undergoing a major expansion, with the addition of several new lines. Atkins is delivering multidisciplinary services for several sections of these new lines, including stations, tunnels and viaduct.