Kwai Fong Station

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Kwai Fong
葵芳
Kwai Fong Station 2014 03 part1.JPG
Platform 2
Station statistics
Address Kwai Yan Road/Kwai Foo Road, Kwai Chung, Kwai Tsing District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°21′25″N 114°07′40″E / 22.3569°N 114.1279°E / 22.3569; 114.1279Coordinates: 22°21′25″N 114°07′40″E / 22.3569°N 114.1279°E / 22.3569; 114.1279
Line(s)  Tsuen Wan Line
Connections Bus, public light bus
Structure type Elevated
Levels 1
Platforms 2 (side platforms)
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 10 May 1982 (1982-05-10)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code KWF
Owned by MTR Corporation
Operator MTR Corporation
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo notext.svg MTR   Following station
towards Central
Tsuen Wan Line
towards Tsuen Wan
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Kwai Fong Station
Chinese 葵芳
Literal meaning Fragrant Sunflower
Kwai Fong Station Concourse

Kwai Fong station is an elevated railway station on Tsuen Wan Line of Hong Kong MTR, opened in 1982. It is located between Lai King and Kwai Hing stations.

Named after Kwai Fong Estate, a large public housing estate to its northeast, Kwai Fong, the neighbourhood around the station, has successfully become a transit interchange, business centre, as well as the landmark area of Kwai Chung. Since opening, all sorts of road transportation from various places in the Kwai Tsing District have converged here. A mall (Metroplaza) was also built west of the station in the early 1990s. The station also serves those who work in the factories to its east.

The tracks north of the station are surrounded by concrete noise barriers to minimize noise pollution for residents living near the railway.

Automatic platform gates were installed at this station in August 2011 in response to a number of accidents involving passengers falling on to the tracks.

Timetable[edit]

Line Destination First train Last train
Tsuen Wan Central 06:05 00:35
Tsuen Wan 06:30 01:18

[1]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platforms
Exit E Exit, footbridge to Metroplaza
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1  Tsuen Wan Line towards Tsuen Wan (Kwai Hing)
Platform 2  Tsuen Wan Line towards Central (Lai King)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
C
Concourse
(Ground)
Concourse Exits, transport interchange
Customer services, MTRshops
Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, automatic teller machines
Octopus promotion machine

The tracks of platform 1 and 2 are located right next to each other in the middle of the station. Passengers have to ride different escalators up as according to the platform they want to go to.

Kwai Fong Station is one of the three elevated stations in the Tsuen Wan line. (The others are Lai King and Kwai Hing stations.)

The structure of Kwai Fong Station is very similar to Kwai Hing Station.

Passengers can go to Exit E from Platform 1 without going down any escalators, but for Platform 2, passengers should take an escalator down to the concourse, and take an escalator back to Platform 1, and go to Exit E. From Exit E to the platform, it is the same as the above.

Entrances/Exits[edit]

  • A: New Kwai Fong Gardens D-E
  • B: New Kwai Fong Gardens A-C
  • C: Metroplaza (ground level)
  • D: Kwai Fong Shopping Centre Wheelchair user access
  • E: Metroplaza (via footbridge linking Platform 1) Wheelchair user access[2]

Exits A through D are located at the ground floor of the station, while Exit E is located on Platform 1 (towards Tsuen Wan).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "kwf.pdf". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kwai Fong Station street map". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 12 July 2014.