Fo Tan Station
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|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
Fo Tan Station Exit B
Location of Fo Tan Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Line||█ East Rail Line|
|Type of platforms||Island|
|Opened||15 February 1985|
|Fo Tan Station|
|Literal meaning||fire-charcoal station|
The passenger station serves some apartment buildings, villages, a medium sized industrial zone, as well as the Fo Tan Railway House of the MTRC. During rush hour, some northbound trains terminate at this station before departing southwards. Some trains do not run through this station on race days, and are instead diverted to stop at Racecourse Station.
Fo Tan Goods Yard
In addition, two tracks spur off at the northeast of the station, and lead into a goods yard north of the station. The station goods yard is considered[who?] to be well utilised, with freight trains stopping regularly.
|Concourses||Southern Concourse||Exit A & B, Customer Service Centre|
|Shops, vending machines, ATMs & toilets|
|Northern Concourse||Exit C & D, Customer Service Centre|
|Shops, vending machines & ATMs|
|Platform 1||→ █ East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (University) →|
|Platform 2 ↑||→ █ East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (University) →
(For special northbound departures during specific time.)
|Platform 3 ↓||← █ East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Sha Tin)
(For special southbound departures during specific time.)
|Platform 4||← █ East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Sha Tin)|
The station has three tracks, with two island platforms between.
Trains normally stop at platforms 1 and 4. The centre track is used in these occasions:
- for special southbound departures during morning peak hours,
- for southbound stopping when there are trains heading to/from the depot, or Racecourse station during race days, or
- to serve as a buffer so that non-stop through trains can overtake local trains.
Entrances and Exits
Originally, the southern concourse was the only concourse in this station. Because the two concourses were built in separate years, they are not interconnected.
- Southern Concourse
- A: Fo Tan Railway House
- B: Sui Fai Factory Estate
- Sui Fai Factory Estate, Fo Tan Road, Fo Tan Tsuen, Shan Mei Street, Shatin Galleria, Sui Wo Court
- Northern Concourse