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Below the Lion Rock: Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation makes good progress on tunnel
Below the Lion Rock: Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation makes good progress on tunnel for Sha Tin to Central rail link
From: SCMP
By: Allen Au Yeung
Date: 05/02/16

The MTR Corporation said it had overcome difficult geological conditions below Lion Rock, but was making good progress in completing a railway tunnel linking Tai Wai in the New Territories with Kai Tak in Kowloon. The deepest point of the tunnel is about 300 metres underground.

The 5km tunnel forms part of the Sha Tin to Central Link. The rail operator aims to open the section between Tai Wai and Hung Hom in 2019 before extending it to Admiralty.

To build the tunnel, the MTR used both tunnel boring machines and drilling and blasting.

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