Hung Hom Station
|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
Location of Hung Hom Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Lines||█ East Rail Line
█ West Rail Line
|District||Yau Tsim Mong|
|Type of platforms||Island (1–6)/
|Opened||30 November 1975|
|Hung Hom Station|
Hung Hom Station (Chinese: 紅磡站), formerly known as Kowloon Station (九龍車站) is a station on the East Rail Line and West Rail Line in Hong Kong. It is located in Yau Tsim Mong District, Kowloon, next to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel's northern entrance. Hung Hom is one of the three Hong Kong ports of entry on the MTR network; the others are Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau.
Hung Hom serves as the southern terminus of both the East Rail and West Rail lines. Cross-platform interchange is possible but not guaranteed. Cross-border service to Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, Zhaoqing, Foshan, Dongguan in Guangdong terminates at Hung Hom and makes no other stop within Hong Kong.
Hung Hom is located near the Kowloon entrance of the Cross Harbour Tunnel and is a busy bus-rail interchange.
Although the station is named as Hung Hom, it is at least 15 minutes on foot from the central part of Hung Hom area.
It should be noticed that its fare is quite different from nearby stations. At least $1 more is charged for passengers coming from Hong Kong Island, and around $3 for passengers coming from Tung Chung or Disneyland Resort.
The old old Kowloon Station in Tsim Sha Tsui was too small and had no room for expansion. This station opened on 30 November 1975 as the new terminus of the Kowloon-Canton Railway. The demolition of the old station commenced on 7 June 1978, but the clock tower has been preserved as a Declared Monument.
The station was renamed as Hung Hom Station in February/March 1996.
The Kowloon-Canton Railway was renamed as KCR East Rail in 1996, and then again as the East Rail Line after the merger of MTRC and KCRC in December 2007.
When KCR East Rail was extended to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hung Hom became an intermediate station for the local service. Cross-border trains still terminated at Hung Hom and signage in the area continued to use the term Railway Terminus. After the opening of the Kowloon Southern Link (now part of the West Rail Line) on 16 August 2009, Hung Hum is again the terminus of the East Rail and also serves as the terminus of the West Rail Lines.
The expanded part of the concourse in Hung Hom station was opened in 2001.
The old Hung Hom Station
Before the relocation of Kowloon terminus from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hung Hom in 1975, there was a Hung Hom station on Chatham Road South, next to the then coastline of Hung Hom Bay just off the southeast corner of the Gun Club Hill Barracks, between the current-day Chung Sze Yuen Building A of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong History Museum. This old Hung Hom Station, a temporary wooden structure, operated from the first day of Kowloon-Canton Railway on 1 October 1910 to 15 September 1921, and was later demolished.
The Sha Tin to Central Link, in its various manifestations throughout the last thirty years, all considered Hung Hom a key. In the latest recommendations by the Legco, the East Rail Line will be extended to Hong Kong Island, forming a North-South corridor, whereas the West Rail Line, the Ma On Shan Line, and the under-construction East Kowloon Link, will be connected to an East-west Line. Hung Hom will serve as an interchange station.
Exit C Concourse
|Exit C, a transport interchange|
|ticketing office, Customer Service Centre, toilets, Hong Kong Immigration Department
and Customs and Excise Department checkpoints (for intercity train passengers)
|MTRShops, vending machines|
|Exit A & B
|Exit A, B, footbridge, public transport interchange|
|Exit D Concourse||Exit D, footbridge, Customer Service|
|Footbridges||to Cross Harbour Tunnel, Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong Museum of History,
Hong Kong Science Museum, Hung Hom
|Platform 1||→ █ East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Mong Kok East) →|
|Platform 2||← █ West Rail Line towards Tuen Mun (East Tsim Sha Tsui)|
|Platform 3||← █ West Rail Line towards Tuen Mun (East Tsim Sha Tsui)|
|Platform 4||→ █ East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Mong Kok East) →|
|Platform 5||→ Intercity Through Train towards Zhaoqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, or Beijing →|
|Platform 6||→ Intercity Through Train towards Zhaoqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, or Beijing →|
|Platform 7||→ Disused freight platform|
|Side platform, restricted access|
- see the Hong Kong Kung Sheung Daily of 8 June 1978
- from KCRC documents, the exact date to be further researched
- see Kowloon Canton Railway Annual Report for 1910
- The HK Daily Press of 16 Sep 1921 shows the KCR timetable (taking effect on 16 Sep 1921) (Gazette no. s 260) without Hung Hom Station for the first time, whereas the timetable (Gazette no. s 205) the day before also on the HK Daily Press still showed the Station.
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