Austin Station (MTR)
|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
Appearance of Austin Station
Location of Austin Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Line||█ West Rail Line|
|District||Yau Tsim Mong|
|Type of platforms||Island|
|Opened||16 August 2009|
|Austin Station (MTR)|
Austin Station (Chinese: 柯士甸站), formerly known as West Kowloon Station in its planning and construction stages, is an underground MTR railway station on the West Rail Line in Hong Kong, situated perpendicular to Wui Cheung Road and Austin Road West, and formerly Jordan Road Ferry Pier Bus Terminus. It is the only intermediate station along the Kowloon Southern Link project, built to connect the West Rail Line to East Rail Line. Construction was finished in July 2009 and the station opened on 16 August 2009.
The surface station building is divided into two parts by Wui Cheung Road. It was located adjacent to the Canton Road Government Offices until that structure was demolished in 2011. As of 2014, construction on an MTR residential property development is well underway on the site of the former government offices.
During early construction stages, the station was temporarily named "West Kowloon Station" (Traditional Chinese: 九龍西站). The construction contract KDB200 (West Kowloon Station and Tunnels – Jordan Road to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station) was awarded to the Leighton-Balfour Beatty-Kumagai-John Holland Joint Venture (renamed to Link 200 Joint Venture on 9 August 2005) at an estimated contract sum of HK$ 2.018 billion. This station is part of this contract.
By interchanging between Kowloon and Austin Stations, Airport Express passengers using Octopus cards can connect to the MTR urban lines for free, right before or after the Airport Express journey. Airport Express passengers can travel around the two stations by walking through Exit B5 of this station or using the complimentary Airport Express shuttle bus service. However, it only provides out-of-system connection to Kowloon Station for Tung Chung Line passengers.
The station design includes provision for a direct connection to the West Kowloon Terminus, presently under construction.
|Northern concourse||Exit B5, footbridge to Jordan Road, Lin Cheung Road, Elements, Kowloon Station|
|Southern concourse||Staff-only area|
|Northern Concourse||Exit B, Wui Cheung Road|
|Southern Concourse||Exit D, Wui Man Road, transport interchange, taxi stand|
|Austin Road West
|Exit F, subway to Austin Road, Austin Road West, Canton Road, The Victoria Towers, China Ferry Terminal|
|Concourse||Customer services, MTR Shops, toilets, Exit A|
|Subway to Canton Road, Jordan Road, Ferry Street|
|Platform 1||→ █ West Rail Line towards Tuen Mun (Nam Cheong) →|
|Platform 2||← █ West Rail Line towards Hung Hom (East Tsim Sha Tsui)|
- Northern concourse
- Southern concourse
|Preceding station||MTR||Following station|
towards Hung Hom
|West Rail Line||
towards Tuen Mun
- "Projects – Kowloon Southern Link". MTR Corporation Limited. 2008. Archived from the original on 8 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
- Jordan Road Ferry Concourse
- Press release "Kowloon Southern Link to open in third quarter 2009", 10 July 2009
- West Rail Line Extension Passenger Guide, MTR
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Austin Station (MTR).|
- Official MTRC Fare Chart for Austin Station
- Official MTRC information on the West Rail Line extension, including changes to station arrangements and service hours
- Official MTRC information on Kowloon Southern Link
- Environmental Impact Assessment Report of Kowloon Southern Link