Heng Fa Chuen Station

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Heng Fa Chuen
杏花邨
Heng Fa Chuen Station 2013 part1.JPG
Platform 1
Station statistics
Address Shing Tai Road, A Kung Ngam/Chai Wan, Eastern District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°16′37″N 114°14′23″E / 22.2769°N 114.2398°E / 22.2769; 114.2398Coordinates: 22°16′37″N 114°14′23″E / 22.2769°N 114.2398°E / 22.2769; 114.2398
Line(s)  Island Line
Connections Bus, public light bus
Structure type At-grade
Levels 1
Platforms 2 (side platforms)
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 31 May 1985 (1985-05-31)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code HFC
Owned by MTR Corporation
Operator MTR Corporation
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo notext.svg MTR   Following station
towards Sheung Wan
Island Line
Terminus
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Heng Fa Chuen Station
Chinese 杏花邨
Literal meaning Paradise or Almond Flower Estate

Heng Fa Chuen is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Island Line. It is the only station on the line that is at ground level. The MTR depot for the Island Line, the Chai Wan Depot, is located northeast to the station. The station is located in the heart of the Heng Fa Chuen housing development. The livery of the station is orange-red. Automatic platform gates were installed in this station in April 2011. It is one of two Island Line stations that have opposing side platforms, as opposed to island platforms or side platforms on different levels of a station. (The other one is Sheung Wan Station.)

Before the opening of the Tseung Kwan O Line, Heng Fa Chuen Station was the easternmost railway station in Hong Kong. It remains the easternmost station on Hong Kong Island.

History[edit]

Before opening on May 31, 1985, names proposed for this station included North Chai Wan (北柴灣站), Agonar or A Kung Ngam (阿公岩站), Chai Wan Quay (柴灣碼頭站), and Pak Sha Wan (白沙灣站). It was after the opening of phase one (of the Heng Fa Chuen development) that prompted the MTR to change the name to Heng Fa Chuen. This station was primarily for construction workers in the early 1980s, during the construction of Heng Fa Chuen.

Timetable[edit]

Line Destination First train Last train
Island Sheung Wan 05:58 00:37
Chai Wan 06:29 01:19
Source: [1]

Station layout[edit]

Both platforms 1 and 2 are located on ground level, with the rails running through the middle of the station. There is a wall with holes cut into it, separating the two tracks. Advertisements are displayed on this wall.

- Residential Area Heng Fa Chuen
C
Concourse
Concourse Exits, Customer Service, Heng Fa Chuen, Paradise Mall
MTRShops, vending machines, ATM
P
Platform
(Overground)
Shopping mall Paradise Mall
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1  Island Line towards Chai Wan (Terminus)
Platform 2  Island Line towards Sheung Wan (Shau Kei Wan)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Depot MTR Chai Wan Depot

[2]

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