Leighton wins US$ 681 million Hong Kong rail contract
By Helen Wright18 March 2013
Australian contractor Leighton has been awarded a AU$ 656 million (US$ 681 million) contract to build Hung Hom Station and stabling sidings for the Shatin to Central rail development in Hong Kong, China.
The contract includes approach tunnel construction and modification works to an existing station.
Developer MTR Corporation awarded the contract. Hong Kong’s 17 km Shatin to Central rail development will increase connectivity across several districts in the region and is being built in two phases.
The 11 km Tai Wai to Hung Hom Section will extend the existing Ma On Shan Line from Tai Wai to the West Rail Line via East Kowloon to form an East-West Corridor, and is expected to be completed in 2018.
The 6 km Hung Hom to Admiralty Section will interface with other infrastructure projects, extending the existing East Rail Line across the harbour to Wan Chai North and Central. This North-South Corridor is expected to be completed in 2020.