Kam Sheung Road Station

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Kam Sheung Road
錦上路
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
MTR KSR (8).JPG
Appearance of Kam Sheung Road Station
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Location of Kam Sheung Road Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Line  West Rail Line
Code KSR
District Yuen Long
Area Kam Tin
Coordinates 22°26′05″N 114°03′48″E / 22.4348°N 114.0634°E / 22.4348; 114.0634Coordinates: 22°26′05″N 114°03′48″E / 22.4348°N 114.0634°E / 22.4348; 114.0634
Map
Service hours 0550/0040
Station design
Livery  A11919
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2
Type of platforms Island
Exits 4
Events
Opened 20 December 2003
Rail services
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Hung Hom
West Rail Line
towards Tuen Mun
  Proposed  
Terminus Northern Link
towards Lok Ma Chau or Kwu Tung

Kam Sheung Road Station
Traditional Chinese 錦上路
Simplified Chinese 锦上路

Kam Sheung Road (Chinese: 錦上路站) is an MTR station located between Pat Heung and Kam Tin in Hong Kong. It is between Tsuen Wan West and Yuen Long stations. Kam Sheung Road was the arena for the West Rail Line's opening ceremony.[1]

Description[edit]

The station is an elevated structure along the viaduct to the north of the rail depot of the West Rail Line. The MTR Kam Tin Building is just north of the station building and once housed the West Rail control centre, but the facility relocated to the main MTR control centre in Tsing Yi after the railway merger.[2]

The station itself is a short distance from the actual rural towns of Kam Tin or Pat Heung. Originally there were various choices as to the station's name, but residents from nearby could not decide upon the name of the settlements that the station would be named after, so the main road nearest to the station was used instead.

Although the station is not expected to have high passenger patronage relative to others, the station attracts quite a number of villagers from Kam Tin and Pat Heung since the West Rail Line is their only direct link to the urban areas in Kowloon. If the Northern Link (to Lok Ma Chau Station) is built, Kam Sheung Road will serve as the interchange with the West Rail Line, and the station will be expanded as well.

From 26 September to 28 November 2004, the West Rail Sightseeing Bus was introduced, attracting thousands of Kowloon Residents and causing long queues for the buses.

There is a flea market beside the station building with more than 150 stalls.[3] The station is also close to the Shek Kong Airfield.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platforms
Platform 2  West Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Tsuen Wan West)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1  West Rail Line towards Tuen Mun (Yuen Long)
G
Ground
Concourse Exits, transport interchange
Car park, cycle park

Platforms 1 and 2 share the same island platform. Although the train tracks are exposed from above, platform screen doors are still fitted.

Entrances/exits[edit]

  • A: MTR Kam Tin Building Wheelchair user access
  • B: Kat Hing Wai Wheelchair user access
  • C: Public Transport Interchange Wheelchair user access
  • D: Kam Ho Road Wheelchair user access

Gallery[edit]

Station vicinity[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TD monitors first public ride day of West Rail". Press releases. Hong Kong Government. 20 December 2003. Retrieved 20 November 2014. The Commissioner for Transport, Mr Robert Footman, this morning attended the opening ceremony at 10 am at the West Rail Kam Sheung Road station. 
  2. ^ "OCC Migration". Network Improvements. MTR Corporation. Retrieved 20 November 2014. The Corporation had successfully migrated the Operations Control Centres (OCC) of East Rail Line & Ma On Shan Line and West Rail Line from Fo Tan and Kam Tin to Tsing Yi OCC, which is the OCC of Airport Express, Tung Chung Line, Disneyland Resort Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Island Line, Kwun Tong Line and Tseung Kwan O Line, to house a “Super OCC” under one roof. The move to centralise the OCCs of separate rail lines was planned as a part of the rail merger in 2007. 
  3. ^ DeWolf, Christopher (13 May 2011). "Chilling out by MTR: 5 seriously relaxed stations in Hong Kong". CNN Travel. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 

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