Shatin to Central Link: Communications System for SCL Phase 2 (Contract No.: 1169B)


Prequalification for Electrical and Mechanical Contract

Expressions of Interest are invited from contractors who wish to submit a tender for


Communications System for SCL Phase 2
Contract No.:


1.         Background Information


The Shatin to Central Link (SCL), which consists of Phase 1 – East West Line (EWL) and Phase 2 – North South Line (NSL), is a strategic railway line that runs through multiple districts in Hong Kong to strengthen the current railway networks by connecting several existing lines through a number of interchange stations. The 11-km EWL extends the Ma On Shan Line from Tai Wai Station to Hung Hom where it will connect to the West Rail Line to form an East-West rail corridor. The NSL is a 6-km extension of the existing East Rail Line (EAL) from Hung Hom Station (HUH) across the harbour to Admiralty Station (ADM), forming the North-South rail corridor.  



2.         Scope of Works


The scope of works of Contract 1169B (hereafter “the Contract”) comprises the design, manufacture, supply, delivery, installation, testing, commissioning and rectification of defects during the defects liability period of the Communications System for SCL Phase 2.


The Communications System for SCL Phase 2 comprises the following:


a)      Transmission System including Synchronous Digital Hierarchy and Optical Fibre Network

b)      Data Network for Intra-station Ethernet Connectivity for the communication system field equipment

c)      Master Clock System

d)      Telephone and Direct Line System

e)      Public Address System

f)       Passenger Information Display System

g)      Closed Circuit Television System

h)      Digital Advertising System

i)       Block Wiring Network and

j)       Track-train Wireless Transmission for Infotainment, Train Status Transmission and Door-Chime Synchronisation.


The Contract will provide a complete communications system covering Exhibition Station, South Ventilation Building, North Ventilation Building, Fenwick Pier Emergency Egress point and the track sections between Admiralty Overrun End to Hung Hom Tunnel Portal 1A. The Contract will also provide new field communication equipment and expand/modify the existing communications systems at ADM, HUH and EAL stations. Works in the existing areas of ADM, HUH and EAL stations will be conducted in non-traffic hours in compliance with MTR’s operating railway procedures.


There will be interfaces between the Communications System and the other systems like Lifts, Main Control System, Signalling System, Radio System and Operating Communications Systems. The Contract will provide trackside/ station equipment to communicate with trainborne communication equipment provided by others.




3.         Key Dates (All tentative)







Contract Award

Contract Completion








4.         Expressions of Interest


In order to be considered for pre-qualification, interested parties having relevant resources, qualifications and experiences are requested to express their interest on or before 14:00 (Hong Kong Time) on 15 January 2016 via the MTR Corporation Limited’s E-Tendering System.  Late applications will not be considered.


For contractors registered under the E-Tendering System, please click the following link and log into the system for expression of interest:


For contractors not registered under the E-Tendering System, please click the following link and search for the advertisement notice of this Contract for registration and expression of interest:



5.         Closing Date for Return of Answers / Information


Upon expression of interest, the contractors will receive invitation of pre-qualification via the E-Tendering System within 2 weeks of 15 January 2016. The contractors shall complete and submit all information and details as required in the invitation via the E-Tendering System no later than the time specified in the pre-qualification invitation letter.


All invitations and submissions for pre-qualification and tender will be carried out through the E-Tendering System at


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