Kennedy Town Station

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Kennedy Town
堅尼地城
MTR rapid transit station
Kennedy Town Station 2014 part6.JPG
Platform 1
Station statistics
Address Smithfield/Forbes Street, Kennedy Town
Central and Western District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°16′52″N 114°07′43″E / 22.2812°N 114.1285°E / 22.2812; 114.1285Coordinates: 22°16′52″N 114°07′43″E / 22.2812°N 114.1285°E / 22.2812; 114.1285
Line(s)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Structure type Underground
Levels 1
Platforms 2 (side platforms)
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened
  • 28 December 2014 (2014-12-28)[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code KET
Owned by MTR Corporation
Operator MTR Corporation
Octopus card Yes
Services
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
Terminus Island Line
towards Chai Wan
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Kennedy Town
Location within the MTR system
Kennedy Town Station
Traditional Chinese 堅尼地城
Simplified Chinese 坚尼地城

Kennedy Town is the western terminus of the Island Line. The station serves the Kennedy Town area on the northwestern end of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.

Planning[edit]

When the station first appeared in Hong Kong Mass Transit: Further Studies in 1970, it was simply known as Kennedy (Chinese: 堅尼地). It was to be built as part of the Island Line in the 1980s, but construction of the line did not commence westwards beyond Sheung Wan, citing inadequate passengers and technical difficulties by contractors.

Under the latest proposal as of June 2005, Kennedy Town would be served by West Island Line as an extension of the Island Line, a heavy rail system, instead of being served by a medium capacity rail shared by commuters from Southern District, after pressure from local community groups.

Construction[edit]

The station was designed by TFP Farrells.[2] The contract to construct the station and overrun tunnel was awarded to Gammon Construction (half owned by Balfour Beatty) for HK$1.34 billion.[3] The overrun tunnel is 650 metres in length.[3] Construction commenced in 2010 and was completed in 2014. Demolition of the swimming pool, which occupied the bulk of the station site, was underway by 2011. The re-provisioning contract for the new Kennedy Town Swimming Pool was awarded to Paul Y. Construction Company Ltd in July 2009 and was finished in 2011 near the Kennedy Town seafront.[4]

Timetable[edit]

Line Destination First train Last train
Island Line Chai Wan 06:00 00:50
Source: MTR[5]

Station layout[edit]

The station is located under the site of the previous Kennedy Town Swimming Pool located on Smithfield.[6] There is a public transport interchange at the ground level of the station.

G Ground level Exits/Entrances, public transport interchange
C Concourse Customer Service, MTRShops
P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1      Island Line towards Chai Wan (HKU)
Platform 2      Island Line terminus platform (Alighting only)
Side platform, doors will open on the left

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Entrances/exits[edit]

  • A: Smithfield (Old Kennedy Town Swimming Pool)
  • B: Rock Hill Road, North Street
  • C: Forbes Street, Smithfield, Kennedy Town Playground[8][9]

Gallery[edit]

Community Facilities[edit]

References[edit]