Austin Station (MTR)

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Austin
柯士甸
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
Austin Station Outside View 201105.jpg
Appearance of Austin Station
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Location of Austin Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Line  West Rail Line
Code AUS
District Yau Tsim Mong
Area Kwun Chung
Coordinates 22°18′17″N 114°09′59″E / 22.3046°N 114.1665°E / 22.3046; 114.1665Coordinates: 22°18′17″N 114°09′59″E / 22.3046°N 114.1665°E / 22.3046; 114.1665
Map
Service hours 0546-0059
Station design
Livery  D05A3A
Structure Underground
Platforms 2
Type of platforms Island
Exits 7
Escalators 19
Lifts 6
Events
Opened 16 August 2009
Rail services
Preceding station   MTR logo notext.svg MTR   Following station
towards Hung Hom
West Rail Line
towards Tuen Mun

Austin Station (MTR)
Chinese 柯士甸
Platform 1

Austin Station[1] (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.[2] 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.[3] It was located adjacent to the Canton Road Government Offices until that structure was demolished in 2011.[4] 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.[5] 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.

Station layout[edit]

1
First Floor
Northern concourse Exit B5, footbridge to Jordan Road, Lin Cheung Road, Elements, Kowloon Station
Southern concourse Staff-only area
G
Ground
Northern Concourse Exit B, Wui Cheung Road
Southern Concourse Exit D, Wui Man Road, transport interchange, taxi stand
S
Subway
Austin Road West
subway
Exit F, subway to Austin Road, Austin Road West, Canton Road, The Victoria Towers, China Ferry Terminal
C
Concourse
Concourse Customer services, MTR Shops, toilets, Exit A
Jordan Road
subway
Subway to Canton Road, Jordan Road, Ferry Street
P
Platforms
Platform 1  West Rail Line towards Tuen Mun (Nam Cheong)
Island platform, doors open on the right
Platform 2  West Rail Line towards Hung Hom (East Tsim Sha Tsui)

Entrances/Exits[edit]

Northern concourse
  • A: Jordan Road Wheelchair user access
  • B1/B2: Wui Cheung Road Wheelchair user access
  • B5: Elements Wheelchair user access
Southern concourse

Gallery[edit]

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