China News Service, Hong Kong, May 5th. The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, went to Wanchai North on the 4th to inspect the newly built convention and exhibition station of the East Rail Line's cross-sea section. Adjacent to facilities to be reprovisioned to tie in with the railway works.

  Carrie Lam first inspected the platform and lobby of the convention and exhibition station, and listened to the representatives of the MTR Corporation introduced the facilities and features of the station.

According to reports, the Convention and Exhibition Station is an underground station with a 3-storey design. It is an extension of the existing East Rail Line, connecting Hung Hom Station and Admiralty Station. It is also one of the new stations under the Shatin to Central Link (Shatin to Central Line) project.

Different design elements have been added to the station. The station has artworks created by local artists in the lobby and platform, and a historical exhibition board is used to review the century-old history of the East Rail Line, and to illustrate the various aspects of the construction project of the East Rail Line crossing the sea with real objects. Challenges, including a WWII-era bomb found during excavation work.

  Carrie Lam then visited the Wanchai Swimming Pool of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

In order to cooperate with the construction of the Convention and Exhibition Station, the Wanchai Swimming Pool and Harbour Road Sports Centre have to be relocated next to the original site.

The new swimming pool and gymnasium are 5 storeys high and were re-opened in 2015 and 2017 respectively. The building adopts an environmentally friendly design, including the installation of solar panels on the roof, and has been awarded the BEAM Gold certification for new buildings by the Hong Kong Green Building Council.

  Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor then inspected the police officers' clubhouse in Causeway Bay, which also had to be demolished and rebuilt to facilitate the construction of the railway.

The former Police Officers Clubhouse was built in the 1980s and was demolished in 2015. It was then relocated at the original site and opened at the end of 2021.

  Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that the Tuen Ma Line, covering the "Tai Wai to Hung Hom section", was fully opened to traffic in June last year. With the official opening of the sea-crossing section of the East Rail Line, it marks the completion of the entire Sha-Central Line project, which is one of the major milestones in the development of Hong Kong's railways. important milestones.

In the future, passengers will be able to travel directly from the New Territories North to the commercial, exhibition and financial centers in Wanchai North and Admiralty without changing routes, making travel more convenient for citizens and further consolidating the railway-based public transport system in Hong Kong.

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