Airport Station (MTR)

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Airport
機場
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
MTR-AirportExpress-Airport.JPG
Platform 1 (from Hong Kong)
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map

Location of Airport Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Line  Airport Express
Code AIR
District Islands
Area Chek Lap Kok
Coordinates 22°18′58″N 113°56′12″E / 22.316°N 113.9366°E / 22.316; 113.9366Coordinates: 22°18′58″N 113°56′12″E / 22.316°N 113.9366°E / 22.316; 113.9366
Map
Connections Airport
Service hours 0554/0111
Station design
Structure Elevated
Platforms 3
Type of platforms Side
Exits 2
Escalators 0
Lifts 4
Shops 0
Events
Opened July 1998

Airport Station (MTR)
Simplified Chinese 机场
Traditional Chinese 機場
Literal meaning airport

Airport is a railway station on the Airport Express of Hong Kong's MTR. It serves the Hong Kong International Airport, and is integrated with the passenger terminal. The station was opened in July 1998 at the same time as the airport, and served as the western terminus station of the line until the opening of the AsiaWorld-Expo station on 20 December 2005. It is also the westernmost railway station in Hong Kong.

Platform 3 was constructed opposite to platform 1 to allow for access to SkyPlaza and Terminal 2. The new platform started operations on 28 February 2007,[1] when the additional check-in facilities opened at Terminal 2. Airport Express trains stopping at the station now opens its two doors simultaneously for both platforms - doors on the left open for Terminal 1, and doors on the right open for Terminal 2 and SkyPlaza.

Station layout[edit]

L7
Departure Hall
Departure Hall HKIA Terminal 2, Skyplaza
Customer Service, ticket machines
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 13  Airport Express towards AsiaWorld–Expo (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Departure Hall HKIA Terminal 1
Customer Service, ticket machines
L5
Arrival Hall
Platform 2  Airport Express towards Hong Kong (Tsing Yi)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Arrival Hall HKIA Arrival Hall
Customer Service, ticket machines, vending machines

Facilities[edit]

Due to the integration with the airport, no exit or entry gates are installed for the convenience of the travellers. Therefore, travellers can walk straight into the terminal building through the exit for their check-in procedures (if they have not completed In-Town Check-in). Ticket baskets are provided on the departure level for the travellers to dispose of their used tickets in. A souvenir shop is also found there.

Although no entry gates are provided at the Airport Station, travellers must still buy tickets from the ticket machines located in the Arrivals Hall or on platform 1 of the airport before boarding the train. Otherwise, they may not be able to get out through the exit gates at AsiaWorld-Expo, Tsing Yi, Kowloon or Hong Kong stations.

Entrances/exits[edit]

  • Trains to AsiaWorld Expo: Departure level of Terminal 1 (7/F), Departure level of Terminal 2 (6/F)
  • Trains to city: Arrival level of airport (5/F)

Travellers who arrive at the Airport can immediately enter the terminal with any baggage they have and walk into the passenger terminal. No exit gates are provided.

Transport interchange[edit]

CityBus
  • A10- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Ap Lei Chau Estate
  • A11- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ North Point Ferry
  • A12 - Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort)
  • A13 - Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Choi Hung Estate
  • A14 - Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ North Point (Island Place)
  • A21- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Hung Hom Station
  • A22- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Lam Tin Station
  • E11- AsiaWorld-Expo ↔ Tin Hau Station
  • E21- AsiaWorld-Expo ↔ Tai Kok Tsui Island Harbourview
  • E22- AsiaWorld-Expo ↔ Lam Tin (North)
  • E22A- AsiaWorld-Expo ↔ Tseung Kwan O Po Lam
  • E23- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) ↔ Tsz Wan Shan (South)
  • S1- Tung Chung Station ↺ Airport (Terminal 1)
  • S56- Tung Chung Station ↺ Airport (Terminal 1)
Long Win Bus
  • A31- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Tsuen Wan West Station
  • A33- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Tuen Mun Station (Rush Time Service)
  • A41- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Sha Tin Yu Chui Court
  • A41P- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Ma On Shan Yiu On
  • A43- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Fanling Luen Wo Hui
  • E32- AsiaWorld-Expo ↔ Kwai Fong Station
  • E33- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Tuen Mun Central
  • E34- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Tin Shui Wai Town Centre
  • E41- AsiaWorld-Expo ↔ Tai Po Tau
  • E42- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Sha Tin Pok Hong
  • S1- Tung Chung Station ↺ Airport (Terminal 1)
  • S64- Yat Tung ↺ Airport (Terminal 1)
New Lantao Bus
  • A35- Mui Wo ↔ Airport (Terminal 1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mtr.com.hk/eng/corporate/file_rep/PR-07-012-E.pdf Press Release for Platform 3 opening

Neighbouring stations[edit]

Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Hong Kong
Airport Express