Kwai Fong Station
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|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
Kwai Fong Station
Location of Kwai Fong Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Line||█ Tsuen Wan Line|
|Area||Kwai Fong, Kwai Chung|
|Type of platforms||Side|
|Opened||10 May 1982|
|Kwai Fong Station|
|Literal meaning||Fragrant Sunflower|
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.
|Exit E||Exit, footbridge to Metroplaza|
|Platform 1||→ █ Tsuen Wan Line towards Tsuen Wan (Kwai Hing)→|
|Platform 2||← █ Tsuen Wan Line towards Central (Lai King)|
|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 right 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 other ones 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.
- A: New Kwai Fong Gardens D-E
- B: New Kwai Fong Gardens A-C
- C: Metroplaza (ground level)
- D: Kwai Fong Shopping Centre
- E: Metroplaza (via footbridge linking Platform 1)
Exits A through D are located at the ground floor of the station, while Exit E is located on Platform 1 (towards Tsuen Wan).
Recent accidents at the Kwai Fong station with people falling in to the tracks by the heavywinds by train arrivals or accidentally falling have caused people to force the MTR to put platform doors on this station to prevent more accidents along with the Tsuen Wan and Kwai Hing stations.
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|Preceding station||MTR||Following station|
|Tsuen Wan Line||
towards Tsuen Wan