CHINA: A topping-out ceremony for Wong Chuk Hang depot on Hong Kong’s 7 km South Island Line (East) project was held on June 24. The 40 000 m² depot is the first in Hong Kong to be designed for unattended train operation.
Completion of the depot structure will enable fitting out, tracklaying and electrification works to be undertaken ready for testing and commissioning of the 10 three-car trainsets being supplied by Changchun Railway Vehicles Co.
‘I am happy to witness the topping out of Wong Chuk Hang depot which takes us a step closer towards the opening of SIL(E),’ said Chu Ching-hong, Chairman of Southern District Council. ‘I believe the new railway will energise the Wong Chuk Hang area and the whole Southern District, as well as provide residents with a convenient transportation service.’