1 August 2005
KCRC awards Kowloon Southern Link contracts of about HK$3,100 million
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) today (Monday) announced the award of three major civil construction contracts for Kowloon Southern Link at a combined value of about HK$3,100 million.
The contracts to design and build the railway tunnels from Nam Cheong Station to Yau Ma Tei Ventilation Building, and from Yau Ma Tei Ventilation Building to West Kowloon Station at Jordon Road were both awarded to China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Ltd. at a price of about HK$636 million and HK$447 million respectively.
The other contract to design and build West Kowloon Station and the railway tunnels from West Kowloon Station to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station was awarded to Leighton – Balfour Beatty – Kumagai – John Holland Joint Venture at a price of about HK$2,018 million. The joint venture comprises Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited, Balfour Beatty Group Ltd., Kumagai Gumi Co., Ltd., and John Holland Pty. Ltd.
The awards were made through open tender in accordance with the World Trade Organization requirements.
The 3.8 km long railway will connect Nam Cheong Station, the southern terminus of West Rail with East Tsim Sha Tsui Station of East Rail, with an intermediate station at West Kowloon. Upon its completion in 2009, passengers will only take 30 minutes to travel from Tin Shui Wai to Tsim Sha Tsui East.