Construction of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation’s (KCRC) US$1.06BN Kowloon southern link will start in late 2004 after it finalised the tunnelling methods on the 3.65km long line that will link KCRC’s East and West Rail networks.

In a paper given to local legislators, KCRC said the twin tube tunnels would be constructed using TBM, drill and blast and cut-and-cover under a series of design and build contracts. KCRC said work would be split into four sections that would be built simultaneously.