The Hung Hom station on the Sha Tin-Central Link. Photo: Nora Tam

Change the model for building rail projects, commission of inquiry tells Hong Kong government

  • The current ‘concession model’, under which the Sha Tin-Central Link is being built, has been blamed for cost overruns
  • The commission recommends going back to the previous ‘ownership model’ as it gives greater incentive to stay within budget
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The Hung Hom station on the Sha Tin-Central Link. Photo: Nora Tam
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The deliberate cutting short of steel rebar that was laid underneath the platform at Hung Hom was part of the inquiry. Photo: SCMP

Builders on HK$97 billion Sha Tin-Central link did cut corners but public safety was never threatened, says Hong Kong commission of inquiry

  • Commission rules Leighton Contractors (Asia) did not complete work as planned
  • But job meets required standard and there is no need to rebuild platforms at Hung Hom station
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The deliberate cutting short of steel rebar that was laid underneath the platform at Hung Hom was part of the inquiry. Photo: SCMP
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