Express Rail Link - Contract 822
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- Project dates
- Mar 2010 - May 2015
- Contract type
- Construct only
- US$473 million, Leighton Asia's share is US$355 million (at 31 December 2012)
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- Project details
Leighton Asia has secured a contract to construct the Tse Uk Tsuen to Shek Yam section of the Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL).
Awarded by MTR Corporation Limited, the XLR is a cross boundary transport project which will provide high speed rail services between Hong Kong and China.
Leighton Asia will construct a 7.6 kilometre twin-track tunnel and ventilation buildings in the Tse Uk Tsuen to Shek Yam section of the new rail link. The Hong Kong section of the XRL will run underground for twenty six kilometres from the new terminus to be built in West Kowloon to the boundary crossing point at Huanggang, Shenzhen. The project also includes a ninety metre deep ventilation shaft.
Drill and blast techniques will be used for the construction of the tunnels and the works will be undertaken in co-operation with Macmahon Holdings.
Upon completion, the XRL will provide the strategic link for Hong Kong to the comprehensive high-speed rail network in mainland China.