Choi Hung Station

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Choi Hung
彩虹
Choi Hung Station 2014 03 part1.JPG
Platform 4
Station statistics
Address Lung Cheung Road/Clear Water Bay Road, Ngau Chi Wan, Wong Tai Sin District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°20′05″N 114°12′32″E / 22.3348°N 114.2089°E / 22.3348; 114.2089Coordinates: 22°20′05″N 114°12′32″E / 22.3348°N 114.2089°E / 22.3348; 114.2089
Line(s)  Kwun Tong Line
Connections Bus, public light bus
Structure type Underground
Levels 1
Platforms 4 (island platforms)
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened 1 October 1979 (1979-10)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code CHH
Owned by MTR Corporation
Operator MTR Corporation
Services
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Yau Ma Tei
Kwun Tong Line
towards Tiu Keng Leng
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Choi Hung Station
Chinese 彩虹
Literal meaning Rainbow
Looking through the center platforms
The Grace of Ballerinas on Choi Hung Station concourse.

Choi Hung is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Kwun Tong Line. The station is named after the nearby Choi Hung Estate, a public housing estate. The station's livery is navy blue with stripes of the colours of the rainbow, as Choi Hung in Cantonese means rainbow.

Public art[edit]

The Grace of Ballerinas, a collection of three bronze sculptures by the Chinese artist Yin Zhixin, has been installed on the station concourse since February 2009.[1][2]

Timetable[edit]

Line Destination First train Last train
Kwun Tong Yau Ma Tei 05:57 00:35
Tiu Keng Leng 06:15 00:58
Kwun Tong 01:18
Source: [3]

Station layout[edit]

Overlying Properties - Infinity Eight, 8 Clear Water Bay Road, carpark, transport interchange
Ground - Exits, transport interchange
L1
Concourse
Concourse MTRShops, Customer Service
Hang Seng Bank, Vending machine
Automatic teller machines
L2
Platforms
Platform 1  Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Kowloon Bay)
Island platform, doors will open on the right for platform 1 and left for platform 2
Platform 2 ↑  Kwun Tong Line termination platform (Terminus)
Platform 3 ↓  Kwun Tong Line towards Yau Ma Tei (Diamond Hill)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for platform 3 and right for platform 4
Platform 4  Kwun Tong Line towards Yau Ma Tei (Diamond Hill)

[4] Although there are four platforms at the station, only platforms 1 and 4 are fully functional. There are three tracks that run through the station, with platforms 2 and 3 sharing the middle track that is located in the middle of the station. The middle track is primarily used as a siding, and it leads to the Kowloon Bay MTR depot, located west of Kowloon Bay Station. Platform 2 is the Termination Platform for back-to-depot trains, while Platform 3 is the boarding platform for out-of-depot trains towards Yau Ma Tei.

The platform screen doors of the third track served as prototypes in 2001 when MTR started to test the feasibility of installing these doors in stations throughout its system.

Entrances/Exits[edit]

  • A1: Clear Water Bay Road (westbound), bus stops
  • A2: Ping Shek Estate, minibus stop
  • A3: Infinity Eight, No.8 Clear Water Bay Road
  • B: Ngau Chi Wan Market, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, St. Joseph's Home for the Aged
  • C1: Ngau Chi Wan Village, minibus to Hang Hau
  • C2: Ngau Chi Wan Village, bus and minibus to Sai Kung, Hammer Hill Road Swimming Pool Wheelchair user access
  • C3: Choi Hung Estate, Choi Ping Reading Centre, Hong Kong Association for the Deaf
  • C4: Choi Hung Estate, bus stops on Lung Cheung Road (westbound) Wheelchair user access[5]

References[edit]