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Sustainability in motion: planning of green transit systems for Hong Kong

Event organised by ICE

26 October 2023
19:00 - 20:30 HKT (GMT+8)

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Transport is vital for promoting connectivity, trade, economic growth and employment. Since the last railway development strategy-2014, the emphasis on strategic land use planning in Hong Kong has been primarily determined by the Hong Kong 2030+. To meet the housing shortage, Hong Kong Government has announced land supply initiatives, including the Northern Metropolis Development Strategy and Kai Yi Chau Artificial Islands on the Central Waters and other solution spaces around Hong Kong.

To support these large-scale land supply initiatives, further investment in rail transport is needed. However, railway projects involve huge capital investment, and it typically takes eight to ten years for a railway project to take shape from formulation to completion.

Faced with the escalating demand for public transportation, we are challenged to select a technology that will satisfy the often-conflicting demands of high capacity and reliable service, urban fit, minimized environmental impact and budget restrictions. High capacity has typically implied costly underground tunnelling or obtrusive elevated metro systems that require extensive infrastructure.

Innovations, driven by new technologies, evolving consumer preference and supportive policy-making, are changing the transport landscape. There are many technologies available today that can provide medium to high-capacity mass transit services suited to today’s urban environment.

This webinar will introduce new transit technologies available today and look at their suitability for their implementation in Hong Kong.


  • Registration will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis, with priority given to ICE HKA members.
  • Only successful applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail.
  • Attendance certificates will be provided after 2 weeks of the event only if attendees attend the whole event.
  • The above is subject to change without prior notice

Technical Report Prize:

The event is designated by the HKA committee and is eligible for the Technical Report Prize. ICE HKA awards prizes to ICE members who reside in Hong Kong and prepare reports of a high standard on the caption technical event. Winners will be given a prize of HKD $500.

For the eligibility and more information about the prize, please visit ICE website, Hong Kong Awards. Submit your report and below info to [email protected]  by 25 November 2023 and win the prize!


Perran Coak

Perran Coak


Executive Director

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Perran Coak

Perran Coak is an executive director of AECOM and heads the railway group in Hong Kong. He has over 30 years of experience, with the last 20 years focused on transportation projects, specialising in railways. He has been involved in various projects, including feasibility studies to detailed design and construction support. He has participated in the last two railway development strategy studies in HK. The most recent railway development strategy-2014 has recommended seven new railway projects to support society, people's livelihood and economic development in HK. In the Chief Executive's most current Policy Address 2022, four of these railway projects have proceeded to detailed planning and construction. Perran is planning the future railway network beyond 2030 under the 'Strategic Study on Railways beyond 2030' for the Railway Development Office of the Highways Department.

Besides railways, Perran has participated in studies on environmental transit systems in the Hung Shui Kiu/Ha Tsuen new development area and East Kowloon to help deliver sustainable transit systems to serve these areas better.

Luo Bin

Luo Bin



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Luo Bin

Mr Luo Bin is an associate in transportation department of AECOM. He has more than twelve years of experience in planning and design for mega infrastructure and transportation project, including feasibility studies to detailed design and construction support. Currently he has participated in the studies of planning for environmental transit system in Hung Shui Kiu/Ha Tsuen new development area and East Kowloon area to prompt the green mobility, enhance the internal movement between various development area, improve the connectivity and support the sustainable of Hong Kong by provision of an environmentally friendly, reliable, fast, highly efficient and cost-effective transport system.

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Crystal Fung

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