Hung Hom MTR station on the Sha Tin-Central link has been plagued by a scandal of shoddy work. Photo: Winson Wong

Hung Hom station at risk of cracking due to being overloaded, says government-appointed expert

  • The report by Francis Au of HKU contradicts the findings of an official commission of inquiry, which stated there were no structural flaws at the station
  • Au’s report was not taken into consideration by the commission because it was only submitted after its interim report was handed over
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Hung Hom MTR station on the Sha Tin-Central link has been plagued by a scandal of shoddy work. Photo: Winson Wong
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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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