>22 June 2002
KCR West Rail Tsuen Wan West Station topped out
KCR West Rail today (Saturday) celebrated the topping out of Tsuen Wan West Station at a ceremony officiated by Secretary for the Treasury Ms Denise Yue, who is also a KCRC Board Member, and KCRC Chairman Mr Michael Tien.
Tsuen Wan West Station is the eighth to have been topped-out out of the nine West Rail stations. With only one station, Nam Cheong Station, on the list to be topped-out, Mr Tien said KCRC was confident that West Rail would be able to come into operation on schedule at the end of 2003
Situated between two West Rail tunnels, Kwai Tsing Tunnels and Tai Lam Tunnel, Tsuen Wan West Station is the only wholly underground station among the nine West Rail stations.
Tsuen Wan West Station was built on reclaimed land, totalling six hectares in area, on Tsuen Wan Bay.
Mr Tien pointed out that the mixed ground conditions on this newly reclaimed waterfront made piling works, box structure excavation and diaphragm wall construction extremely difficult and the successful completion of the civil engineering works of this station had fully demonstrated KCRC's ability to overcome construction challenges.
Tsuen Wan West Station is a two-level station with platforms below the concourse. The station, same as the other West Rail stations, will be air-conditioned and installed with platform screen doors. A Public Transport Interchange will also be built next to the station to give passengers easy access to other transport services.
Construction works of the station commenced in September 1999. The contract was awarded to Penta-Ocean-Kier Joint Venture at a cost of HK$1,779 million.