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South Island Line

South Island Line reaches first major milestone

The first major milestone of the South Island Line (East) project was reached on Monday with a ceremony marking the structural completion of the Ocean Park Station, the first of five stations on the new line.

Monday, 9 December, 2013, 7:16pm 2 comments

Technology keeps MTR line on track

More than a third of the civil works for the new South Island Line (east) have been completed, the MTR said - with some help from new technology.

The eastern section of the South Island Line which links Admiralty, Ocean Park, Wong Chuk Hang, Lei Tung Estate and South Horizons in Aberdeen, is due to open in 2015.

29 May 2013 - 5:37am

Bidders running shy of hospital tender demands

A high-profile contender in the bidding for government land to build a private hospital has hinted he will pull out, dealing a blow to government plans to encourage the provision of affordable private medical services.

Meanwhile, a leading private hospital, the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, also said it would not be taking part in the bidding.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Bill for rail link soars by HK$20b

The bill for the construction of the Sha Tin-Central rail link has soared by almost one third to HK$79.8 billion, the government announced yesterday.

The increase, blamed on the rising cost of construction material, will see costs rise by HK$20 billion more than original estimates by the time the line is completed in 2020.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lawyer's bid to shut down MTR project backfires

The Court of First Instance has thrown out a man's attempt to halt construction of the new MTR South Island Line, branding it an abuse of process and ordering him to pay HK$95,000 in costs.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

MTR's tree felling under fire again

The MTR Corporation's failure to save two trees has been cited by critics as the latest example of its 'faulty' preservation programme that will fell nearly 6,000 trees to make way for the South Island Line project.

The Conservancy Association rounded on the MTR Corp yesterday, but the rail operator contended the trees had been approved for felling.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Waterfront Park needs legal protection

One of the largest parks on Hong Kong Island has no statutory protection. The Waterfront Park at Cyberport is zoned as a road. The government could pour concrete over it and turn it into a six-lane highway tomorrow if it wanted to. To be sure, there is no plan for that, or at least none that we know of. But that is hardly reassuring.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

MTR wins approval to build on sites

The government yesterday gave MTR Corp the right to develop big residential properties on two premium sites, at an estimated cost of more than HK$88 billion, along the routes of the planned South Island Line and Kwun Tong Extension.

The development rights are meant to help fund the HK$17.7 billion cost of building the new train routes.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Resolutions government must keep to make HK a better place

Hong Kong needs to make some New Year's resolutions to mend its dirty, selfish ways. Our government has a responsibility to make these resolutions and, importantly, to keep them. So, for the benefit of us all, I have a wish list for 2011.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Cost of building South Island Line up 80pc on 2007 estimate

The long-awaited South Island Line (East) rail link is estimated to cost as much as HK$12.6 billion, an 80 per cent jump from the estimate when it was proposed in 2007.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am