LOHAS Park Station

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LOHAS Park
康城
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
LOHAS Park Hong Kong.jpg
LOHAS Park Station
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Location of LOHAS Park Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Line  Tseung Kwan O Line
Code LHP
District Sai Kung
Area Tseung Kwan O
Coordinates 22°17′45″N 114°16′08″E / 22.2957°N 114.2689°E / 22.2957; 114.2689Coordinates: 22°17′45″N 114°16′08″E / 22.2957°N 114.2689°E / 22.2957; 114.2689
Map
Service hours 0547/0140
Station design
Livery  B8A1CF
Structure Ground Level
Platforms 2
Type of platforms Island
Exits 3
Escalators 4
Lifts 3
Shops 2
Events
Opened 26 July 2009
Rail services
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards North Point
Tseung Kwan O Line Terminus

LOHAS Park Station
Chinese 康城

LOHAS Park (Chinese: 康城)[1] is a rapid transit station on the Tseung Kwan O Line of the MTR system in Hong Kong. It opened on 26 July 2009, and is one of the newest stations on the MTR network.

Location[edit]

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.

Transit-oriented development[edit]

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.[2]

History[edit]

During the construction stages, the station was temporarily named Tseung Kwan O South, after its location in the southern part of the Tseung Kwan O New Town.[3]

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.

Service controversy[edit]

To operate the branch, MTR instituted a "3+1" service whereby every fourth train runs to LOHAS Park.[4] 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%.[5]

Station layout[edit]

There are two platform faces on an island platform. Like the other underground MTR stations, platform screen doors have been installed.

U3
Podium
Podium Exit C, Passageway to LOHAS Park
U2
Concourse
Concourse Customer service centre, MTRShops
U1
Platform
Platform 1  Tseung Kwan O Line towards North Point (Tseung Kwan O)
 Tseung Kwan O Line towards Po Lam (Tseung Kwan O)[6]
Island platform, doors will open on the left/right
Platform 2  Tseung Kwan O Line towards North Point (Tseung Kwan O)
 Tseung Kwan O Line towards Po Lam (Tseung Kwan O)[6]
G
Ground
Exit Exit A, transport interchange

Entrances and exits[edit]

There are three entrances/exits. One of them will lead to the public transport interchange located adjacent to the station, while the remaining two will lead to LOHAS Park residential development. Exit B has not been built yet and it is reserved for future use.

Ground (G)[edit]

  • A: Public Transport Interchange Wheelchair user access, Shaw Film Studio

Podium (U3)[edit]

  • C: LOHAS Park
    • C1: LOHAS Park, LOHAS Youth S.P.O.T.,The Capitol, Le Prestige, Le Prestige, La Splendeur
    • C2: LOHAS Park Wheelchair user access

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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".
  2. ^ LOHAS Park property developments: Summary of development details MTR Retrieved 2011-03-04
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ LOHAS Park station and Tseung Kwan O Line "3+1" new train service arrangement MTR Retrieved 2011-03-04
  5. ^ LOHAS Park takes rap - for the delays on the rails The Standard Retrieved 2011-03-04
  6. ^ a b Passengers to Hang Hau or Po Lam need to change trains to Po Lam at Tseung Kwan O. Also, only a shuttle train service that terminates at Tiu Keng Leng is provided in non-peak hours.