Exhibition Centre station will feature the casing of a WWII bomb and art piece with 1200 photos
The new Exhibition Centre station of the East Rail Line cross-harbor extension will feature the casing of a WWII bomb and an art piece with 1,200 photos of the Victoria Harbour.
Three bombs dropped during World War II were discovered during the construction of the station. The casing of one of the bombs will be displayed and even could be touched, through which passengers can learn more about the history of Wan Chai.
Various elements have been integrated into the station's design, including works by local artists displayed at the station concourse and platforms, and exhibition panels detailing the East Rail Line’s history of over 100 years.
Inspired by the fact that the exhibition centre station is the closest to the harbour of all MTR stations, local artist Leung Chi Wo created the art piece “Water Memory” by installing some 1,200 photos of the harbour on the walls of the station which are in the direction of the sea.
The station is a three-level underground station comprising a station concourse and two platform levels.
The two entrances are located at ground level and connect to nearby commercial buildings including Great Eagle Centre and Harbour Centre. There are lifts connecting the exits with the Wan Chai footbridge network.
The cross-harbour section of the East Rail Line will commence service on May 15.