Kowloon Station

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This article is about the MTR station. For other previously named Kowloon Stations, see Kowloon Station (disambiguation).
Kowloon
九龍
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
Kowloon Waterfront, Hong Kong, 2013-08-09, DD 03.jpg
Kowloon Station in Union Square
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Location of Kowloon Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Lines  Tung Chung Line
 Airport Express
Code KOW
District Yau Tsim Mong
Area West Kowloon/Tsim Sha Tsui
Coordinates 22°18′18″N 114°09′41″E / 22.3049°N 114.1615°E / 22.3049; 114.1615Coordinates: 22°18′18″N 114°09′41″E / 22.3049°N 114.1615°E / 22.3049; 114.1615
Map
Connections Bus, Minibus
Service hours 0604/0107
Station design
Livery  EEEDED
Structure Underground
Platforms 4
Type of platforms Side (Airport Express) / Island (Tung Chung Line)
Exits 6
Lifts 8
Shops 5
Events
Opened 22 June 1998
Rail services
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
Terminus
Airport Express
Tung Chung Line
towards Tung Chung

Kowloon Station
Traditional Chinese 九龍
Simplified Chinese 九龙
The long escalator
Kowloon Station, Airport Express section, View from Elements, Above Check in Desk
Kowloon Station, Airport Express section, Platform Level.
Kowloon Station at Tung Chung Line platform

Kowloon is a station on the Tung Chung Line and the Airport Express of Hong Kong's MTR. Only about 10,000 passengers use this station daily due to its inconvenient location west of the heart of Kowloon, making it one of the least used stations in the MTR system.

The station provides in-town check-in service for passengers departing from the Hong Kong International Airport and free shuttle bus services to most major hotels in the Tsim Sha Tsui and Yau Ma Tei areas.

The station is located less than a kilometre west of Jordan Station on the Tsuen Wan Line.

Escalators link Elements directly with the station concourse.

Station layout[edit]

U5
Residential and
commercial area
Exits, Union Square, The Waterfront, Sorrento
The HarbourSide, The Arch, International Commerce Centre, The Cullinan
U4
Tung Chung Line
concourse
Exit, Elements mall
U3 Airport Express
concourse
Exit, Elements mall
Tung Chung Line
concourse
Exit, Elements mall, escalator to U5
G
Ground
Airport Express
check-in
Customer service, drop-off area, in-town check-in, left luggage
MTRshops, vending machines, toilets, police post
Tung Chung Line
concourse
Exits, customer service, car park, toilet
Airport Express shuttle bus, public transport interchange
MTRshops, Hang Seng Bank, automatic teller machines
L2
Platforms
Airport Express
concourse
Customer service, drop-off area, toilets
Side platform, doors open on the left
Platform 1  Airport Express towards AsiaWorld-Expo (Tsing Yi)
Platform 2  Airport Express towards Hong Kong (Terminus)
Side platform, doors open on the left
Airport Express
concourse
Customer service, taxi stand, MTRshops, toilets
L4
Platforms
Platform 3  Tung Chung Line towards Tung Chung (Olympic)
Island platform, doors open on the right
Platform 4  Tung Chung Line towards Hong Kong (Terminus)
- Confined space Reserved for East Kowloon Line

As in other Airport Express stations, the Airport Express and Tung Chung line use different levels and concourses. Platform 2 is for alighting passengers from the Hong Kong International Airport only, except during morning hours from Monday to Saturday for boarding passengers traveling on the line to Hong Kong using a Morning Express Ticket.[1][2]

Entrances/exits[edit]

Airport Express In-town Check In (G)
Tung Chung Line Concourse (G)

History[edit]

In the construction stages of the station, it was named West Kowloon Station (Chinese: 西九龍站).

On 16 September 2000, the new shopping mall "Dickson CyberExpress" (Chinese: 迪生數碼世界) was opened by Dickson Poon. The size was 70,000 square feet (6,500 m2), with 4 levels of the station and 6 shopping areas. However, the mall did not have the expected volume of customers and business was weak. After half a year, the mall shrank its size. The mall management company planned to decrease the level of the mall from 4 levels to 3 levels and to combine some of the shopping areas. Business remained poor due to sparse population near the station and a recession at that time. The mall finally closed its operation in 2005.[3]

The station was proposed as the terminus of the unbuilt East Kowloon Line, using a reserved confined space under the Tung Chung Line platform.[4]

The station is connected via footbridges to Austin Station on the West Rail Line. In the future, the station will be connected to the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link at the West Kowloon Terminus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kowloon Station layout". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ 港鐵公司. "機場快綫列車服務 - 免費服務 - 免費市區預辦登機服務" (in zh-hant). 港鐵公司. Retrieved 2009-05-16. Chinese: {{{1}}}
  3. ^ "Dickson Warehouse at Kowloon Station". Archived from the original on 28 March 2005. 
  4. ^ http://www.thmalex.com/railway/chi/mtrtrip.html

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