DRU to work on new mass transit stations

Design Research Unit has been appointed by Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway Corporation to design a series of stations for two planned extensions to the colony’s railway.

The consultancy is carrying out feasibility studies on five new stations and “substantial alterations” to three stations on the mainland and New Territories, says DRU director Ian Liddell.

DRU is also working on short-term improvements on the underground interiors of Quarry Bay station on Hong Kong island, Liddell adds.

Liddell expects signage and identity for the new and revamped stations to be an extension of the existing designs.

The feasibility studies on the Tseung Kwan O extension and Quarry Bay extension are due to be completed by May 1996. DRU previously worked on the design of the railway’s first two phases between 1970 and 1981.

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