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    South East Asia | Market report 2016Subscription

    Feature3 February, 2016

    Market overheating, project delays and cost overruns are giving way to a period of steady, rather than spectacular, construction growth across key markets in the Asia Pacific region over the next few years.

  • Tushar Prabhu, Pell Frischmann

    Pell Frischmann solves ownership problemSubscription

    Feature16 November, 2015

    Consultant Pell Frischmann is now owned by a German investment trust in a deal which preserves its independence and identity.

  • Shenzhen metro

    Private rail is back on the agendaSubscription

    Feature19 October, 2015

    Privately financed rail infrastructure deals may be on the cards once again, as chancellor George Osborne seeks to reconcile budget cuts with a commitment to transport spending in next month’s Comprehensive Spending Review.

  • Hong Kong High Speed terminus

    Hong Kong: What lies behind the troubled construction of MTR's rail projects?Subscription

    News6 July, 2015

    Cost overruns and delays have plagued Hong Kong metro operator MTR’s massive £12bn transport infrastructure programme, but what has caused the problems?

  • West Kowloon terminus

    Three year delay for Hong Kong's high speed link to ChinaSubscription

    News3 July, 2015

    Labour shortages, tunneling problems and unexpected steel fabrication complexities have seriously delayed and added £2.5bn to the cost of Hong Kong’s high speed rail link to mainland China.

  • South Island Line (East) site

    Driving to the south of the island: South Island Line (East)Subscription

    Feature16 January, 2014

    Tunnelling and underground work are now the main focus of civil engineering work on MTR’s 7km long South Island Line (East) project, which will link Hong Kong Island’s busy business district in Admiralty with the Southern District, terminating at South Horizons on Ap Lei Chau.

  • Kwun Tong Line Extension cable tunnel

    Caverns and congestion: Kwun Tong Line ExtensionSubscription

    Feature16 January, 2014

    In a vast excavation site at Ho Man Tin a major new interchange between two of MTR’s newest subway lines is taking shape.

  • Express Rail Link terminus

    Speeding to mainland China: Express Rail LinkSubscription

    Feature16 January, 2014

    MTR’s project to build a high speed rail link to mainland China has had to overcome some tough challenges to remain on track for completion in 2015.

  • Under busy Kowloon streets: Shatin to Central LinkSubscription

    Feature16 January, 2014

    Busy Ma Tau Wai Road in Kowloon City is presenting one of the first major challenges to the MTR team working on phase one of the 17km, £5bn Shatin to Central Link.

  • Getting ready to open: West Island LineSubscription

    Feature16 January, 2014

    MTR’s £1.3bn West Island Line is in its critical final stages as its project team prepares for completion at the end of this year.

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