On 17th Jan 2015 I went to the MTR 903 site visit organized by APM (Association for Project Management). MTR Contract 903 is a part of South Island Line (East). The line aligns Admiralty to South Horizons, route length approximately 7 km, in total 4 new stations: Ocean Park, Wong Chuk Hang, Lei Tong and South Horizon. This project separated into 36 contracts. The contract 903 comprises the Ocean Park Station, Wong Chuk Hang Station, Viaduct and Aberdeen Channel Bridge, awarded by Leighton Contractor (Asia) Ltd.
The progress of this contract is pretty much following the schedule. For the Viaduct section, the overhead line and trackside auxiliaries is now in progress along the viaduct. For the Ocean Park and Wong Chuk Hang Station, the fitting out and E&M are in progress. During the site visit, I went to the sites of Ocean Park and Wong Chuk Hang Station. For Ocean Park station, I must mention the design and the façade. As you can see by its name, this station serves Ocean Park, therefore, its design also coordinate the theme park. It uses blue as the main color and the façade looks like waves. A footbridge was built to link the Station with the main Park. In total, the station will feature three entrances/exits.
As shown on the picture one above, the Ocean Park Station is semi-open because the lower building density but more green area there. It allows the natural light and wind convict and exchange. The design of the station not only corresponds to the surrounding but also protects the environment.
For the Wong Chuk Hang Station, the work progress is similar to the Ocean Park Station. As told by the tour guide, a contract engineer at MTR, the biggest challenge of building this station was the Staunton Creek Nullah. This station is built above the nullah, so most of the works need to be finished when the nullah was dry, which means the construction period was constrained in a few months. The Wong Chuk Hang Station will also be the future interchange station for the South Island Line (West), which will connect the Aberdeen, Wah Fu and University, then interchange to the West Island line.
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