Rail Line to Disneyland

In August 2005, a new 3.8 km extension to Hong Kong's urban rail system, the Disneyland Resort Line (DRL), began operation in preparation for the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland. This article describes the funding, design and construction of the railroad line and facilities. The new extension to the rail system comprises two new stations and is a key component of the Hong Kong government's initiative to support the tourism industry. Through an agreement with the Hong Kong government, the railway is being constructed and operated as a private company. Costs were tightly controlled to make the project financially viable. Planning for a minimum built area, taking advantage of natural ventilation and integrating the plant rooms were of primary importance in attaining overall value for the money. The company's typical design elements were adapted to introduce whimsical elements that complement the Disneyland park. A fabric roof was chosen for the station platforms as a cost-effective means of creating a sunshade while expressing the leisure purpose of the line.

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  • Authors:
    • Choi, Antonio
    • Batchelor, John
    • Musgrave, James
  • Publication Date: 2005-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01010525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2005 1:49PM