Work resumes on Hong Kong rail line

Source: South China Morning Post 20140722

Work on a Hong Kong rail line has resumed, following delays due to the discovery of a Song or Yuen Dynasty site.

Source: South China Morning Post 20140722
Source: South China Morning Post 20140722

Work on delayed Sha Tin-Central rail link set to resume
South China Morning Post, 22 July 2014

Protective steel pilings have been installed around an archaeological site in Kowloon City, paving the way for the resumption of delayed building work on the Sha Tin-Central rail link.

The railway project is estimated to be 11 months behind schedule.

Members of the Antiquities Advisory Board yesterday conducted a site visit and heard the latest briefings from the MTR and an archaeological team.

“At the moment we are quite confident that the relics are not affected,” board chairman Andrew Lam Siu-lo said after the inspection.

More than 5,000 sandbags were also put in place to protect the well, which dates back to the Song (960-1279) or Yuan (1279-1368) dynasties.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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