The Services :

Shatin to Central Link (SCL) - Independent Design Review, Checking of Project Cost and
Cost Apportionment for Design and Site Investigation Phase - Investigation

The Client :

Railway Development Office (RDO) of the Hong Kong SAR Government

Project involved :

Hong Kong Shatin to Central Link (SCL) Project

Year and Duration of Services :

2010 for 24 months

Scope :

Shatin to Central Link (SCL) is a 17-km railway line with two parts:

  1. An 11-km extension of the Ma On Shan Line (MOL) from Tai Wai, through new stations at Hin Keng, Diamond Hill, Kai Tak, To Kwa Wan, Ma Tau Wai and Ho Man Tin which will connect to West Rail (WRL) at the new Hung Hom Station. This will provide a through running East-West Line (EWL) from Wu Kai Sha to Tuen Mun; and
  2. A 6-km extension of the East Rail (EAL) from the new Hung Hom Station to new stations at Exhibition and Admiralty. This will provide a through running North-South Line (NSL) from the HKSAR boundary to the central business district in Hong Kong Island.

To conduct an independent review and assessment on the design of the pre-selected items unique to SCL in relation to the work undertaken by the MTRCL and its associated consultants/agents, up to the tendering of each of the pre-selected items as to provide assurance that the MTRCL’s obligations stated in the SCL design phase EA have been properly fulfilled;

To conduct an independent review on the project cost of SCL and cost apportionment on various pre-selected items unique to SCL proposed by the MTRCL and its associated consultants/agents, up to the approval of funding for the bulk of the project from Legislative Council so as to provide assurance that the MTRCL’s proposed project cost and cost apportionment are reasonable and acceptable on the following aspects:

  • Cost apportionment between the MTRCL and HKSAR Government;
  • Cost apportionment between the SCL Project and other interface projects;
  • The appropriateness of the following major components of the SCL project;
  • The appropriateness of the procurement and implementation strategy of rolling stock;
  • The appropriateness of the overall SCL Projects cost estimation from MTRCL;
  • The appropriateness of the programme for installing APGs at East Rail Line and provision of a platform gap solution in tandem with the SCL project (in comparison with a standalone project); and
  • Provisions of professional services by a team of chartered structural engineers, chartered building surveyors and survey officers in respect of the assessment of building submissions for compliance with the Building Ordinance and other relevant ordinances, regulations and standards.