World’s Largest Underground Express Rail Station

West Kowloon Sky


ImageWest Kowloon Cultural Centre Promenade

The Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus, built to connect Hong Kong to Beijing, is said to become the world’s largest underground high-speed rail station.


This stunning modern concept was designed by Andrew Bromberg of international architecture studio Aedas and its completion is programmed for 2015. In three years time, the huge 4,628,481 square feet (430,000 square meters) contemporary terminal in central Hong Kong will be prepared with 15 tracks for high-speed trains reaching maximum speeds of 124 mph.

This dazzling terminal is an example of how far technology and architecture have come together, forming part of the greater Pearl River Delta greater development of super infrastructure of high-speed trains, super highways & freeways, one megametropolis of nine major regional cities with ease & speed of communting – a feat that none the world will ever see.


Starting with the first impression, this undulating building will change the city’s face promising to proudly display Hong Kong’s bold and vanguard character. Rising 148 feet high above the surroundings, the structure’s roof line acts as dynamic-shaped pedestrian trails alongside green spaces. This park/terminal hybrid fabricates a promised view of the future we can’t wait to see it finished and on-line.

Above ground, the terminal’s exterior architecture is quite exquisite. The outside ground plane bends down to the hall and the roof structure above gestures toward the harbour. The result is a 148 ft high volume which focuses all attention to the south façade with views of the Hong Kong Central skyline, Victoria Peak and beyond. Much of the station’s roof is actually green so pedestrian can cross over the top, making it seem more like a park than a train station.

When the West Kowloon Cultural precinct was reclaimed & development, there was much speculation. Now pieces of puzzle are in place & this is truly going to be something spectacular.

West Kowloon Express Rail Terminus:

3 thoughts on “World’s Largest Underground Express Rail Station

  1. martin chung

    Wow, wow, this is incredible engineering. It will help tourist travel more leisurely.
    Thanks for this info. Paul you have done a good job.

  2. Charles Christano

    Anyone visiting China cannot deny the facts that practically everything we see is not just mere illusion. Not only what they inherited such as The Great Wall and the Ten Tombs, but also the Forbidden City and the Tien-Anmen. (hope the spelling is not too faulty).

    Yes, everything is so huge and gigantic. Who can forget the Olympic Games? Who can deny the longest bridge? Yes, though they are not the only one, they have the greatest number of population, the beautiful range of mountains and wonderful formation of rocks, just to name a few.

    Thanks Paul for sharing the article with us.


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