Che Kung Temple Station

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This article is about the rapid transit station in Hong Kong. For the rapid transit station in Shenzhen with the same Chinese name, see Chegongmiao Station.
Che Kung Temple
車公廟
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
Che Kung Temple Station 2012 part3.JPG
Platform 1
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Location of Che Kung Temple Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Line  Ma On Shan Line
Code CKT
District Sha Tin
Area Lei Uk Tsuen
Coordinates 22°22′29″N 114°11′10″E / 22.3748°N 114.1861°E / 22.3748; 114.1861Coordinates: 22°22′29″N 114°11′10″E / 22.3748°N 114.1861°E / 22.3748; 114.1861
Map
Service hours 0541/0106
Station design
Livery  FFD280
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2
Type of platforms Side
Exits 4
Events
Opened 21 December 2004
Rail services
Preceding station   MTR logo notext.svg MTR   Following station
towards Wu Kai Sha
Ma On Shan Line
Terminus

Che Kung Temple Station
Traditional Chinese 車公廟
Simplified Chinese 车公庙
Che Kung Temple Station Exit B

Che Kung Temple Station is a station on Hong Kong's Ma On Shan Line. It is located on Che Kung Miu Road, Sha Tin. Its position was Sha Tin Tau Temporary Housing Area, so it was originally named as "Sha Tin Tau Station" before the Ma On Shan Line operated.

It is located near the Che Kung Miu temple. On the third day of the first month in the Chinese calendar (also known as the third day of the Lunar New Year) many people use the station to get to the temple. The station is always crowded during those days.

Che Kung Temple station serves residential areas such as Chun Shek Estate, Fung Shing Court, Sha Tin Tau New Village. It also serves five schools, three churches and three temples. Although it is called "Che Kung Temple Station", Tai Wai Station is nearer to Che Kung Miu(Temple) than this station.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1  Ma On Shan Line towards Tai Wai (Terminus)
Platform 2  Ma On Shan Line towards Wu Kai Sha (Sha Tin Wai)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Concourse Concourse Exits, shops, washrooms
Customer Service

Che Kung Temple station is one of the only 2 stations using side platforms in Ma On Shan Line. So, passengers have to choose the right escalator according to which platform they want to go to.

Nearby attractions[edit]

Hong Kong Heritage Museum (Exit A)[edit]

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum can be seen on the left on a northbound Ma On Shan Rail train as it approaches the station. The museum itself can be reached by leaving Che Kung Temple station through Exit A and turning left and crossing the bridge over the Shing Mun River.

Che Kung Temple (Exit B)[edit]

The Che Kung Temple can be reached by exiting the station through Exit B and turning right. The temple can be seen after a short 300m walk south along Che Kung Miu Road. It should be said, though, that Che Kung Temple is actually closer to Tai Wai Station than Che Kung Temple Station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "九廣馬鐵" (in Chinese).