The Hong Kong metro Kwun Tong Line extension entered into revenue service on Sunday 23 October. Alstom supplied the signalling solution and infrastructure to MTR, the Hong Kong’s metro network operator who awarded Alstom the project back in 2012.
The Kwun Tong Line extension (KTE) is 2.6 km long, adding two additional stations: Ho Man Tin - an interchange station for two metro lines - and Whampoa, to the existing Kwun Tong Line (KTL) which is about 15.6 km long.
Alstom supplied a signalling solution which includes: Automatic Train Control, interlocking and local Automatic Train Supervision, as well as the track works and overhead line infrastructure system.
“Alstom is pleased to have contributed to the extension of the Hong Kong Kwun Tong line which enables passengers to commute to new places and to connect to other metro lines. It certainly encourages more people to use the metro network in their day to day lives for more comfortable, reliable and environmental-friendly mode of transportation. With its 40 years presence in Hong Kong, Alstom will continue supporting MTR to transform Hong Kong into a smarter city” said Ling Fang, Managing Director of China & East Asia, Alstom.
The Alstom’s sites involved in the project included: Hong Kong’s office, for the overall management, as well as Saint-Ouen in France and Charleroi in Belgium.
Alstom has been providing transport solutions in Hong Kong since 1976. It has supplied signalling solutions for six metro lines in Hong Kong. Currently, Alstom and its consortium partner, Thales, are renovating the signalling system of six MTR lines and the Airport Express over a period of 10 years. In addition, Alstom provides infrastructure projects for South Island Line (East) and Shatin to Central Link phase one in Hong Kong.
 Kwun Tong line and the future Shatin to Central Link.
From trains to services and from signalling to infrastructure, Alstom is a leading supplier of integrated mobility solutions. Alstom manages all the stages in setting up an integrated metro system, from its design, to its complete validation and commissioning. With 17 integrated metro projects awarded in cities such as Panama (L. 1 and 2), Guadalajara (Mexico), Los Teques (Venezuela) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) - one of the largest turnkey metro projects ever launched, Alstom is a world leader in this area.