Fortress Hill Station
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|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
The Fortress Hill station platform.
Location of Fortress Hill Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Line||█ Island Line|
|Area||Fortress Hill/North Point|
|Connections||Bus, Minibus, Tram|
|Type of platforms||Island|
|Opened||31 May 1985|
|Fortress Hill Station|
|Literal meaning||Mount Battery|
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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.
|Concourse||customer service, MTRShops|
|vending machines, ATM|
|Platform 1||→ █ Island Line towards Chai Wan (North Point) →|
|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.
Entrances and exits
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
towards Chai Wan