Fortress Hill Station

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Fortress Hill
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
Fortress Hill Station.jpg
The Fortress Hill station platform.
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map

Location of Fortress Hill Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Line  Island Line
Code FOH
District Eastern
Area Fortress Hill/North Point
Coordinates 22°17′17″N 114°11′37″E / 22.2881°N 114.1936°E / 22.2881; 114.1936Coordinates: 22°17′17″N 114°11′37″E / 22.2881°N 114.1936°E / 22.2881; 114.1936
Connections Bus, Minibus, Tram
Service hours 0608/0107
Station design
Livery  368941
Structure Underground
Platforms 2
Type of platforms Island
Exits 2
Lifts 1
Shops 3
Opened 31 May 1985

Fortress Hill Station
Chinese 炮台山
Literal meaning Mount Battery

Fortress Hill (Chinese: 炮台山, literally Mount Battery) is a station on the Island Line of the Hong Kong MTR system. The station is located in the Fortress Hill section of Hong Kong on the eponymous island. Like all MTR stations, Fortress Hill has a unique colour scheme; its livery is dark green. The distance between this station and Tin Hau to the west is approximately 480 metres, the second-closest stations after Mong Kok and Prince Edward.

Station layout[edit]

- exits
Concourse customer service, MTRShops
vending machines, ATM
Platform 1  Island Line towards Chai Wan (North Point)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2  Island Line towards Sheung Wan (Tin Hau)

Fortress Hill is laid out in a similar manner to many MTR stations. Passengers enter on the ground level and take escalators down to the concourse. From the concourse level they take another escalator ride down to the platform.

Platforms 1 and 2 are arranged in an island platform layout. In a similar manner to the deep-level London Underground stations, each track and platform is in a separate tube shaft with a common entrance and exit point between the two tubes. Each platform is equipped with platform screen doors for safety and ventilation reasons.

There are only four escalators that connect the concourse and the platforms; they are some of the longest in the MTR system.[citation needed]


Entrances and exits[edit]

There are two exits at Fortress Hill station. Both are located on the same side of King's Road (英皇道) but on opposite ends of the Fortress Metro Tower, a high-rise residential complex.

Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Sheung Wan
Island Line
towards Chai Wan