Kwai Hing Station

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Kwai Hing
葵興
Kwai Hing Station 2014 03 part8.JPG
Platform 2
Station statistics
Address Hing Fong Road/Tai Wo Hau Road, Kwai Chung, Kwai Tsing District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°21′48″N 114°07′52″E / 22.3632°N 114.1312°E / 22.3632; 114.1312Coordinates: 22°21′48″N 114°07′52″E / 22.3632°N 114.1312°E / 22.3632; 114.1312
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 KWH
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 Hing Station
Traditional Chinese 葵興
Simplified Chinese 葵兴
Literal meaning Prosperous Sunflower
exterior view of Kwai Hing Station

Kwai Hing station is an elevated railway station on the Tsuen Wan Line of Hong Kong MTR system. It is named after the nearest public housing estate, and is between Kwai Fong and Tai Wo Hau stations.

Opened in 1982, it forced most direct bus services into Kowloon to be cancelled. Nevertheless, the station provides a convenient transport service to local residents, also attracting local shuttle services with nearby settlements and factories.

Below the platforms is a small transport interchange. This interchange is saturated with traffic, due to traffic diverted from the increasingly crowded Kwai Fong Station.

Timetable[edit]

Line Destination First train Last train
Tsuen Wan Central 06:04 00:33
Tsuen Wan 06:32 01:20
Source: [1]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1  Tsuen Wan Line towards Tsuen Wan (Tai Wo Hau)
Platform 2  Tsuen Wan Line towards Central (Kwai Fong)
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

[2] The tracks of platform 1 and 2 are located side by side in the middle of the station. Unlike the island platforms common to most MTR stations, Kwai Hing uses two side platforms and passengers have to ride different escalators from the concourse up to the correct platform for the destination they wish to go to.

Kwai Hing Station is one of the three elevated stations on the Tsuen Wan Line. (The others are Lai King and Kwai Fong stations.) The structure of Kwai Hing station is very similar to that of Kwai Fong station.

Entrances/Exits[edit]

  • A: Kwai Hing Road, Millennium Trade Center, Kwai Chung Center, Kwai Chun Court
  • B: Transport Interchange, Kwai Hing Govt Office Bldg
  • C: Tai Wo Hau Road Wheelchair user access
  • D: New Kwai Hing Gardens
  • E: Kwai Ching Road Crossbridge[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kwai Hing Station timetable". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kwai Hing Station layout". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kwai Hing Station street map". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.