Railway Opportunities

An Expert's View about Railways in Hong Kong SAR

Last updated: 29 Jul 2011

Hong Kong is implementing a major expansion of its railway network of nearly 60 km which is under various stages of design and construction.

Sector briefing Railway Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao Why Hong Kong? Hong Kong is implementing a major expansion of its railway network of nearly 60 km which is under various stages of design and construction. Beyond the current five new railway schemes, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has already started to plan for the next railway strategy with a programme which is likely to extend a good 15 years. The next batch of railway projects under study will include the North Island Line, the Northern Link, South Island Line (West) and Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Express Line. The latter will connect Hong Kong and Shenzhen airports via Qianhai in Mainland China and Hung Shiu Kiu in Hong Kong. Find general information on Hong Kong market conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for Hong Kong gives an overview of Hong Kong?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issues. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Railway Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao Opportunities ? Maintenance, safety inspection and safety With a total capital spend of over £11 billion, control technologies the five new railway projects are West Island ? Safety assurance, risk assessment and Line, South Island Line(east), Shatin-Central management Link, Kwun Tong Line Extension and the Hong ? Railway training Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen- Hong Kong Express Rail Link. If you have any questions on the opportunities above, please contact the UKTI contacts named In Hong Kong the MTR Corp Ltd (MTRC) builds, in this report. Business opportunities aimed operates and maintains its own railways and it specifically at UK companies are added daily to is now the only railway operator after the UKTI?s website. These leads are sourced by our merging of the operations of the other staff overseas in British Embassies, High government owned rail operator, Kowloon- Commissions and Consulates, across all sectors Canton Railway Corp into the MTR in December and in over 100 markets. 2007. You can be alerted to business opportunities on Besides the construction of new railway ex a regular basis by registering on the UKTI tensions, MTRC has an ongoing programme of renovating and upgrading the existing website. Find out more on UKTI?s business operational railway facilities, including station opportunities service on the UKTI website. design, building finishes as well as services and systems. This is in addition to the routine preventive maintenance required to keep the railway operating at the peak of efficiency, availability and reliability. MTRC has a constant stream of procurement activities across the full range of railway-related products and services in this area. Hong Kong is proven to be an effective gateway into China and an efficient conduit for UK companies to pursue railway opportunity in Mainland China, especially the Pearl River Delta region. Macao The Macao SAR Government is also building a 21 km light rail transit system with a capital cost of £620 million to solve the city?s worsening traffic problems. Opportunities for UK companies ? Station design ? Tunnel construction ? Value engineering, construction supervision ? Programme, project and risk management services. ? Building and architectural finishes ? Trackwork ? E& M railway works ? Environmental control systems ? Power systems, signalling and communications technologies ? Advanced components and electronics supplies/spares UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Railway Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao Major events and activities UKTI contacts Find full details of all events in this Tony Yu country and sector on the UKTI website. Assistant Trade Commissioner New export events are added daily to the site British Consulate General and you can register to be alerted to them on a Hong Kong daily, weekly or monthly basis Tel: (852) 2901 3259 Email: tony.yu@fco.gov.uk UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) www.ukinhongkong.fco.gov.uk provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend Stephanie Li trade shows overseas. Find out more about Trade Adviser UKTI support for attendance at overseas British Consulate General events. Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2901 3175 Email: stephanie.li@fco.gov.uk www.ukinhongkong.fco.gov.uk UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Railway Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Hong Kong and Macao you to meet contacts and promote your markets are advised to undertake as much company in the local market market research and planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Hong Kong, with its This work is available via our Overseas Market wide local knowledge and experience, can Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable provide a range of services to British-based service which assists British-based companies companies wishing to grow their business in wishing to enter or expand their business in global markets. overseas markets. This can include: To find out more about commissioning this ? Provision of market information work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Validated lists of agents/distributors specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website ? Key market players or potential to find contact details for your local UKTI customers in the local market office. ? Establishment of interest of such contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © You may reuse this information (not including logos, images and case studies) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view this licence, visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government- licence/ or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or email: psi@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk . This publication is also available from our website at www.ukti.gov.uk or for more information please telephone +44 (0)20 7215 8000. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Railway Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao
Posted: 28 July 2011, last updated 29 July 2011

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