East Tsim Sha Tsui Station
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|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
Location of East Tsim Sha Tsui Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Line||█ West Rail Line|
|District||Yau Tsim Mong|
|Area||Tsim Sha Tsui|
|Type of platforms||Island|
|Opened||24 October 2004|
|East Tsim Sha Tsui Station|
The station was built to alleviate surface traffic jams and passenger congestion at Kowloon Tong Station. The distance from Hung Hom to the station is about one kilometre with the journey time of less than two minutes.
East Tsim Sha Tsui station was opened on 24 October 2004 as a southward extension of the East Rail Line from Hung Hom Station, and served as the southern terminus of the East Rail Line until 16 August 2009.
The predecessor of the East Rail Line is the Kowloon-Canton Railway (British Section), which was opened in 1910. At the time of opening, its southern terminus was the old Kowloon Station located in Tsim Sha Tsui, where the Clock Tower stands today. However, the old Kowloon Station in Tsim Sha Tsui was demolished in 1974, and the southern terminus of the railway was relocated to a newly built station in Hung Hom. Therefore, the 2004 southward extension from Hung Hom Station to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station symbolised the return of the railway to the Tsim Sha Tsui area after 30 years.
The status of East Tsim Sha Tsui Station as the southern terminus of the East Rail Line was intended to be a temporary arrangement only. Upon the opening of the MTR Kowloon Southern Link on 16 August 2009, the East Rail Line terminates at Hung Hom Station to the south again, and the tracks between Hung Hom Station and East Tsim Sha Tsui Station became part of the West Rail Line. As a result, Hung Hom Station is now the common southern terminus of (and an interchange station for) the East Rail Line and the West Rail Line, whilst East Tsim Sha Tsui Station is now an intermediate station on the West Rail Line.
Before the construction of the Kowloon Southern Link, this was the only station on the East Rail Line with platform screen doors.
|Middle Road Children's Playground,
Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront Podium Garden
|G||Ground||Exits/Entrances, East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Transport interchange,
Tsim Sha Tsui East (Mody Road) Transport interchange
|C/S||Concourse||Customer service centres, washrooms
shops, vending machines, ATMs
|Subway||Subway to Tsim Sha Tsui Station (█ Tsuen Wan Line), Middle Road,
Peking Road, Kowloon Park Drive, Canton Road
Salisbury Road, Hanoi Road, K11 Art Mall,
Nathan Road, Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
|Platform 1||→ █ West Rail Line towards Tuen Mun (Austin) →|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform 2||← █ West Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Terminus)|
Passengers heading towards the Tsuen Wan Line ride the escalator up to the concourse and leave the West Rail Line system. Then they walk along the Middle Road or Mody Road subway system respectively to reach Tsim Sha Tsui station at exits L2 and M3, respectively.
Although the stations are connected by subway, the fare gates for East Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui Stations are separated. Single journey ticket passengers transferring from the █ West Rail Line to the █ Tsuen Wan Line must purchase a second ticket at Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Octopus card users who transfer between East Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui Stations within thirty minutes without making any other transport related purchases or more than nine non-transport related purchases in between stations are considered to have taken a single journey and are charged accordingly.
East Tsim Sha Tsui Station is linked with Tsim Sha Tsui Station through the Mody Road and Middle Road Subways. When both stations' exits are combined, the total number of exits outnumber even that of Central. Tsim Sha Tsui Station has the exit with the highest letter of all rail stations in Hong Kong.
In Tsim Sha Tsui Station
- A1: Kowloon Park
- A2: Humphreys Avenue
- B1: Nathan Road
- B2: Cameron Road
- C1: Nathan Road
- C2: Peking Road
- D1: (Temporarily closed until 2017)
- D2: Carnarvon Road
- E: Kowloon Hotel
- H: iSQUARE
- R: iSQUARE
In East Tsim Sha Tsui Station
- J: Avenue of Stars
- K: Middle Road
- L1: Hermes House
- L3: Peninsula Hotel
- L4: Kowloon Hotel
- L5: Peking Road
- L6: Salisbury Road
- N1: Mody Road
- N2: Hanoi Road
- N3: K11 Art Mall
- N4: K11 Art Mall
- N5: Nathan Road
- P1: Wing On Plaza
- P2: Tsim Sha Tsui East
- P3: Chatham Road South
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