LOHAS Park Station
|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
LOHAS Park Station
Location of LOHAS Park Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Line||Tseung Kwan O Line|
|Area||Tseung Kwan O|
|Type of platforms||Island|
|Opened||26 July 2009|
|LOHAS Park Station|
The station serves a residential project called LOHAS Park (formerly "Dream City") at Area 86. The first tenders for the construction of Phase 1 were completed in January 2005. Next to the Tseung Kwan O Line Depot, it is the easternmost railway station in Hong Kong.
In accordance with both MTR's "Rail + Property" funding scheme and one of the goals of the Tseung Kwan O Line being to connect large housing estates on the eastern side of Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong Island, LOHAS Park is a site for transit-oriented development. LOHAS Park will be the largest MTR property development, a 32.08 ha (79.3 acres) site with 50 towers containing 21,500 apartments and approximately 45,000 m2 (480,000 sq ft) of retail.
Since the station opened, the Tseung Kwan O Line has been split into two branches at Tseung Kwan O, with the original northern branch towards Po Lam, and the new southern branch towards LOHAS Park. This is the second branch in the MTR system, after Lok Ma Chau Station on the East Rail Line.
To operate the branch, MTR instituted a "3+1" service whereby every fourth train runs to LOHAS Park. Off peak and Sundays, a shuttle train between LOHAS Park and Tiu Keng Leng would operate. This is one example when the "terminus" of some trains are within intermediate stations.
Although MTR compensated for the slight reduction of service by decreasing headways by ten seconds to 2.5 minutes, residents and passengers have complained that the branched nature of the line has increased delays. MTR claims that its on-time rate is still 99.9%.
There are two platform faces on an island platform. Like in other underground MTR stations, platform screen doors have been installed.
|Podium||Exit C, Passageway to LOHAS Park|
|Concourse||Customer service centre, MTRShops|
|Platform 1||← Tseung Kwan O Line towards North Point (Tseung Kwan O)[Note 1]|
|Platform 2||← Tseung Kwan O Line towards North Point (Tseung Kwan O)[Note 1]|
|Exit||Exit A, transport interchange|
Entrances and exits
There are three entrances/exits. One of them leads to the public transport interchange located adjacent to the station, while the remaining two lead to LOHAS Park residential development. Exit B has not been built yet and it is reserved for future use.
- C: LOHAS Park
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- The Chinese name of this station, "康城" comes from the Chinese name of the served nearby housing estate, "日出康城". And the English name of this station, "LOHAS Park", is the same as this housing estate, "LOHAS Park".
- LOHAS Park property developments: Summary of development details MTR Retrieved 2011-03-04
- In the most recent business overview MTR used LOHAS Park instead of Tseung Kwan O South to identify the station. On 18 October 2008 MTR held a ceremony to name the station "LOHAS Park". "將軍澳港鐵新站命名「康城」". Sing Tao Daily. 2008-10-19. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
- LOHAS Park station and Tseung Kwan O Line "3+1" new train service arrangement MTR Retrieved 2011-03-04
- LOHAS Park takes rap - for the delays on the rails The Standard Retrieved 2011-03-04