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Hong Kong looks to extend East Rail line

HONG KONG'S KowloonCanton Railway Corporation (KCRC) has awarded a raft of study contracts to extend its existing East Rail line.

Proposed extensions will connect the Kowloon terminus with Hong Kong island via a fourth harbour crossing and increase capacity between Kowloon and Sha Tin, to the north.

It has appointed, Mott Connell with Babtie BMT Harris & Sutherland to carry out a feasibility study for the Sha Tin to Hung Hom section.

A team led by Atkins China and including Scott Wilson (Hong Kong) will prepare a similar study for a massive ground transportation interchange at Hung Hom.

Australian consultant Meinhardt, with support from Scott Wilson (Hong Kong), will investigate the southern section from Hung Hom to Central and Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island.

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