Hong Kong University Station

Hong Kong University Station

Hong Kong University Station

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Hong Kong University Station is the official name for a proposed station on the Hong Kong MTR West Island Line, an extension to the existing Island Line.

Naming disputes

There have been disputes among locals and district councilors over the station's name. Some have suggested to restore the previous official name Belcher (寶翠, , bou2 ceoi3, Bǎocuì) after The Belcher's, a housing development in the area, as well as Belcher Street and Belcher Bay. Some believed that the MTR Corporation's decision to change the name to University was not well consulted within the community, while others worried that it might cause confusion with another existing University Station on the East Rail Line.

Some have also suggested Shek Tong Tsui as the name as the station would serve the Shek Tong Tsui area. Finally, MTR named the station Hong Kong University.

Construction

The MTR Corporation let out a tender for the construction of the Sai Ying Pun and University Stations and 2.2 km of tunnel. It was awarded to Gammon Construction, (half owned by Balfour Beatty) for 4.7 billion HK dollars. Construction commenced in 2010 and is expected to be complete by 2014.

Station layout

The station will be located under Pok Fu Lam Road. In addition, the MTR has planned to build elevators to link University Station to Hong Kong University.

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