Hong Kong Station

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Hong Kong
香港
MTR rapid transit station
Hong Kong Station Outside View 2009.jpg
Station exterior (Exit F)
Chinese name
Chinese 香港
Literal meaning Fragrant harbour
General information
Location Man Cheung Street, Central
Central and Western District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°17′06″N 114°09′29″E / 22.285°N 114.158°E / 22.285; 114.158Coordinates: 22°17′06″N 114°09′29″E / 22.285°N 114.158°E / 22.285; 114.158
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 3 (island platform (Tung Chung Line), side platform (Airport Express))
Connections           Central Station, bus, public light bus, tram, ferry
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code HOK
History
Opened
  • 21 June 1998 (1998-06-21) (Tung Chung Line)
  • 6 July 1998 (1998-07-06) (Airport Express)
Services
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
Terminus Airport Express
Tung Chung Line
towards Tung Chung
Tsuen Wan Line
Transfer at: Central
towards Tsuen Wan
towards Kennedy Town
Island Line
Transfer at: Central
towards Chai Wan
  Planned  
towards Chai Wan
Tung Chung Line
towards Tung Chung
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong
Location within the MTR system
Station concourse
Platform 1
Platform 3

Hong Kong Station is a station of the Hong Kong MTR metro system. It is the eastern terminus of the Tung Chung Line and Airport Express, situated between Man Cheung Street and Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong Island, and sits underneath the International Finance Centre (IFC). It was opened in 1998.

The station is connected to Central Station by two tunnels. The walk between the two stations typically takes three to six minutes. The tunnels, which cross under Connaught Road Central, are equipped with moving walkways. The station, retail mall, pedestrian tunnels, footbridges and masterplan for the IFC development were all designed by Arup Associates (Hong Kong Office) in collaboration with Rocco Design Architects Limited, Ove Arup & Partners, and Meinhardt.[1]

This station provides an in-town check-in service for flights departing Hong Kong International Airport and free shuttle bus services to most major hotels in the Central and Wan Chai areas.

Timetable[edit]

Line Destination First train Last train
Tung Chung Line Tung Chung 06:01 00:50
Airport Express AsiaWorld–​Expo 05:50 00:48
Source: MTR[2]

Station layout[edit]

Although two Airport Express platforms have been constructed, Platform 1 is the only one in use. For the convenience of passengers, a taxi stand and a hotel shuttle service are provided on the same level once the passenger has exited through the gates.

The Tung Chung Line and Airport Express are located considerably far away from each other. The Tung Chung Line concourse is located one level below the Airport Express platform. There, passengers have to ride an escalator down one more level to reach the Tung Chung Line trains.[3]

In July 2007, MTR installed two "Self-service Point" machines, for the first time in Hong Kong, at the Tung Chung Line platform. These unmanned machines help resolve passengers' issues such as having lost the ticket or being unable to use the Octopus card to exit. They also have a visual conference system so that the staff can help passengers out.[4]

- Overlying Properties Exits
IFC Mall, One ifc, Two ifc
Footbridge to Central
Mid-levels escalator system, Star Ferry Pier
G
Ground
Airport Express Check-in Exits, Customer Service, MTRShops, Washrooms
|Vending machines, Automatic teller machines
Luggage check-in
Carpark, Drop-off area
L1
Shops
Shops Shops, vending machine
Subway to carpark, escalators to Tung Chung Line concourse
L2
Platforms
Side platform, not in service
Platform 2  No regular service
Platform 1      Airport Express towards AsiaWorld–Expo (Kowloon)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Airport Express
Concourse
Exits, Customer Service, MTRShops, Washrooms
Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, ATMs
Taxi Stand, Airport Express shuttle buses
Douglas Street
Concourse
Exit C, Customer Service
L3
Concourse
Tung Chung Line
Concourse
Customer Service, MTRShops
Vending machines, ATMs
Octopus card promotion machine
Interchange
passageway
Interchange passageway to Douglas Street Concourse and Central Station
L4
Platforms
Platform 4      Tung Chung Line towards Tung Chung (Kowloon)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Platform 3      Tung Chung Line towards Tung Chung (Kowloon)
     Tung Chung Line (planned) towards Tamar or Chai Wan (Tamar)

[5]

Entrances and exits[edit]

  • A1/A2: Two IFC
  • B1/B2: Exchange Square I/II
  • C: Douglas Street
  • D: Exchange Square III
  • E1/E2: One IFC
  • F: IFC Mall[3]

Transport connections[edit]

Bus routes[edit]

These bus routes provide a direct connection to Hong Kong Station. All bus routes that are prefixed by a capital M terminate at the Airport Express station. The ones not prefixed by a capital M stop close by at either Exchange Square or Hong Kong Station Public Transport Interchange.[3]

Exchange Square Bus Terminus (Exit D)

To the Peak:

  • 15

To Stanley:

  • 6 series, 260 and 66

To Lei Tung:

  • 94

To Hong Sing Garden:

  • 690

To Hang Hau (North):

  • 692

To Cyberport:

  • 30X

To South Horizons:

  • 590
Hong Kong Station Bus Terminus (Under Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong and ifc mall)

To Wah Fu North:

  • M47

To Laguna City:

  • 621

To Ma On Shan Town Centre:

  • 681

References[edit]

  1. ^ The design and construction is chronicled in the book "Arup: Hong Kong Station" by Greg Pearce, Stuart Mercer, Graham Powell and Rodney Tan.
  2. ^ "Hong Kong Station timetable" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 March 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Hong Kong Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 March 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "MTR News release: Self-service Point to assist passengers; number 041/07" (PDF) (in Chinese). MTR. 19 July 2007. Retrieved 30 July 2007. 
  5. ^ "Hong Kong Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 March 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.