West Rail was completed under Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR) in December 2003 and at that time Hong Kong's largest civil construction project. With the name changed to MTR West Rail Line after the MTR-KCR merger, it has eventually become a key part of the Tuen Ma Line.
A strategically placed 30.5km-long domestic passenger railway, the West Rail project consisted of nine stations and Pat Heung Maintenance Centre, Asia’s largest maintenance facility. This part remains a much-needed link for areas of increasing population in the Northwest New Territories and urban Kowloon.
As lead consultant and project manager for the Pat Heung Maintenance Centre, Kam Sheung Road Station, and the now MTR headquarters building, we carried out full engineering detailed design and construction supervision covering civil, structural, electrical and mechanical (E&M) engineering works, railway engineering interface and alignment, as well as maintenance planning, traffic, environmental, town planning and cost control consultancy. We were also appointed as the lead E&M consultant for the Tuen Mun Station and Siu Hong Station on design and construction supervision of station services systems.