Kwun Tong line extension

  • A 2.4km extension to the existing Kwun Tong Line from Yau Ma Tei Station to a new terminus at Whampoa.
  • Intermediate station at Ho Man Tin will provide interchange with proposed Shatin to Central Link.
  • Ho Man Tin Station will be integrated with a ten-tower residential development.

This project is an extension of the existing Kwun Tong line, Hong Kong’s first mass transit line opened in 1979.

The 2.4km underground extension from Yau Ma Tei has an intermediate station at Ho Man Tin with the new terminus located at Whampoa. Ho Man Tin station will also interchange with the planned Shatin to Central Link and will be integrated with a high-end residential property development being promoted by the MTR Corporation.

The stations, along with their entrances, are particularly challenging due to their location, topography and ground conditions, with soft ground and rock excavation as well as man-made obstacles such as dockyard walls and existing foundations. Tunnelling will be through mixed ground - likely dominated by the need for rock excavation.

Arup was appointed by the MTR Corporation as the lead consultant for this multidisciplinary commission – including full architectural input. This was followed by a separate contract from the Hong Kong government’s Transport Department to undertake the ‘Study on impact of Kwun Tong line extension’.


  • Map of the Kwun Tong line extension.Open gallery

    The 2.4km underground twin-tunnel mass transit railway forms an extension to the existing Kwun Tong line.

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    Ho Man Tin Station's cross section