East Tsim Sha Tsui Station

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East Tsim Sha Tsui
尖東
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
East Tsim Sha Tsui Station 2012 part2.JPG
Platform center
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Location of East Tsim Sha Tsui Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Line  West Rail Line
Code ETS
District Yau Tsim Mong
Area Tsim Sha Tsui
Coordinates 22°17′44″N 114°10′31″E / 22.2955°N 114.1754°E / 22.2955; 114.1754Coordinates: 22°17′44″N 114°10′31″E / 22.2955°N 114.1754°E / 22.2955; 114.1754
Map
Service hours 0554-0049
Station design
Livery  Yellow
Structure Underground
Platforms 2
Type of platforms Island
Exits 15
Shops 30
Events
Opened 24 October 2004
Rail services
Preceding station   MTR logo notext.svg MTR   Following station
Terminus
West Rail Line
towards Tuen Mun
towards Central
Tsuen Wan Line
Transfer at: Tsim Sha Tsui
towards Tsuen Wan

East Tsim Sha Tsui Station
Traditional Chinese 尖東
Simplified Chinese 尖东
Concourse
Exit J
Exit L3
Exit L5
Exit L6

East Tsim Sha Tsui Station (Chinese: 尖東站) is a station in the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system of Hong Kong. It is currently an intermediate station on the West Rail Line.

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.

This station is linked with Tsim Sha Tsui Station of the Tsuen Wan Line by subways (underground pedestrian tunnels).

History[edit]

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.

Station layout[edit]

Pk/PD Park/
Podium Deck
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
P
Platforms
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.

Entrances/exits[edit]

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[edit]

In East Tsim Sha Tsui Station[edit]

See also[edit]