Lai King Station

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Lai King
荔景
MTR rapid transit station
MTR Lai King Station 2013.JPG
Platform 2
Location Lai King Hill Road, Lai King
Kwai Tsing District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°20′54″N 114°07′34″E / 22.3484°N 114.1261°E / 22.3484; 114.1261Coordinates: 22°20′54″N 114°07′34″E / 22.3484°N 114.1261°E / 22.3484; 114.1261
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 4 (island platforms)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Construction
Structure type At-grade/elevated
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code LAK
History
Opened
  • 10 May 1982 (1982-05-10) (Tsuen Wan Line)
  • 22 June 1998 (1998-06-22) (Tung Chung Line)
Services
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Central
Tsuen Wan Line
towards Tsuen Wan
towards Hong Kong
Tung Chung Line
towards Tung Chung
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Lai King
Location within the MTR system
Lai King Station
Chinese 荔景
L3 platforms
Tung Chung Line Platform 4
Exit A1
Exit B

Lai King is an MTR rapid transit station located in Lai King, Kwai Tsing District, Hong Kong. The station is served by Tsuen Wan Line and Tung Chung Line and provides cross-platform interchange between the two lines. Both lines emerge from a tunnel to a viaduct at the station.

History[edit]

Lai King was opened in 10 May 1982, originally as part of the Tsuen Wan Line. The station was designed to serve the large public housing complex located above the station, as well as the container terminal on the coast to the southwest of the station. When the Lantau Airport Railway was proposed, Lai King was chosen to be the interchange between the Tsuen Wan Line and the Tung Chung Line.

During the course of construction, the layout of the station was greatly altered. The northbound Tsuen Wan Line track was raised to a new level above the original station, providing cross-platform interchange with the northbound Tung Chung Line. Similar platform arrangements were constructed for southbound tracks. The original Tsuen Wan Line track was abandoned from the sidings south of the station to slightly north of it. A pair of tracks were also constructed for the Airport Express which does not stop at this station.

Timetable[edit]

Line Destination First train Last train
Tsuen Wan Line Tsuen Wan 06:28 01:16
Central 06:07 00:37
Tung Chung Line Tung Chung 06:13 01:00
Hong Kong 06:02 00:10
Source: MTR[1]

Station layout[edit]

Passengers on the Tung Chung Line travelling in the direction of Tung Chung can go to the opposite platform to change to Tsuen Wan Line trains for destinations in the Kwai Chung and Tsuen Wan districts and vice versa. The Tung Chung Line has proved popular among passengers living on Hong Kong Island who work in areas north of Lai King, and in rush hour, packed Tung Chung Line trains often empty at Lai King station.

Passengers on the Tsuen Wan Line travelling towards Central can go to the opposite platform to change to the Tung Chung Line for a faster route towards Hong Kong Island. In fact, once this interchange station opened, many commuters who used to travel almost the entire length of the Tsuen Wan Line took to leaving the train at Lai King, and hence a large number of passengers is often seen in Tung Chung Line trains during the morning and evening rush.[citation needed]

L2 Passageway Passageway to Lai King Hill Road
L3
Upper Platforms
Platform 1      Tsuen Wan Line towards Tsuen Wan (Kwai Fong)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for Tsuen Wan Line and right for Tung Chung Line
Platform 3      Tung Chung Line towards Tung Chung (Tsing Yi)
L4
Concourse
Upper Concourse Exits, MTR Shops, automatic teller machines
Lower Concourse Exits, customer service
MTR Shops, Hang Seng Bank, automatic teller machines
L5
Lower Platforms
Platform 2      Tsuen Wan Line towards Central (Mei Foo)
Island platform, doors will open on the right for Tsuen Wan Line and left for Tung Chung Line
Platform 4      Tung Chung Line towards Hong Kong (Nam Cheong)
Airport Express      Airport Express does not stop here →
Airport Express      Airport Express does not stop here

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Entrances/exits[edit]

  • A1: Lai King Hill Road
  • A2: Yin Lai Court
  • A3: Lai King Estate
  • B: Kwai Chung Container Terminal
  • C: HKEAA Lai King Assessment Centre Wheelchair user access[3]

Transport connections[edit]

Bus routes[edit]

At the bus stops outside (NT bound) / opposite (Kowloon bound) Exit A1:

  • 30: Allway Gardens <> Cheung Sha Wan
  • 42: Cheung Ching <> Shun Lee (Cheung Ching bound bus stop located near Lok King House, Lai King Estate)
  • 45: Lai Yiu <> Kowloon City Ferry
  • 46: Lai Yiu <> Jordan (Wui Cheung Road)
  • 46X: Mei Foo <> Hin Keng
  • 269M: Tin Shui Wai Town Centre <> Cho Yiu
  • N241: Cheung Hang <> Hung Hom Station (Cheung Hang bound bus stop located near Lok King House, Lai King Estate)

Minibus routes[edit]

Outside Yin Lai Court Shopping Centre (Exit A2):

  • 46M: Highland Park > Lai King MTR Station Circular
  • 90M: Mei Foo > Highland Park
  • 91A: Highland Park > Kwai Fong
  • 93: Wah Yuen Chuen > Tsuen Wan
  • 313: Princess Margaret Hospital > Tsuen Wan
  • 407: Princess Margaret Hospital > Cheung Wang
  • 407A: Princess Margaret Hospital > Kwai Fong

Opposite Yin Lai Court Shopping Centre (Exit A1 or A2):

  • 47M: Wonderland Villas > Lai King MTR Station Circular
  • 90M: Highland Park > Mei Foo
  • 91A: Kwai Fong > Highland Park
  • 93: Tsuen Wan > Wah Yuen Chuen
  • 313: Tsuen Wan > Princess Margaret Hospital
  • 407: Cheung Wang > Princess Margaret Hospital
  • 407A: Kwai Fong > Princess Margaret Hospital

The MTR provides a 50-cent interchange discount for passengers changing from minibus route 407A to the MTR at Lai King or Kwai Fong stations, or vice versa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lai King Station timetable" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lai King Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lai King Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.