Lam Tin Station
|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
Lam Tin station platform 1
Location of Lam Tin Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Line||█ Kwun Tong Line|
|Type of platforms||Island|
|Opened||1 October 1989|
|Lam Tin Station|
|Literal meaning||Blue Field|
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In the 1980s, the Eastern Harbour Crossing (EHC or EHT) had been planned by the colonial government. Following the successful result of the MTR since 1978, the government decided to extend the Kwun Tong Line through a new tunnel to Quarry Bay.
It was later decided that before the entrance to the tunnel, trains would stop at a station at Lam Tin Valley, where it goes into the Sai Tso Wan Hill and then underground to the entrance of the tunnel.
The construction was completed by 1989. As part of his official visit with then Princess of Wales to Hong Kong, the Prince of Wales officiated the opening of the station, in which a commemorative plaque remains on display to this day.
After the opening of the EHC, Lam Tin, with the MTR station and bus terminals, became a crucial transport interchange in east Kowloon. The station serves passengers between Tseung Kwan O and other parts of Kowloon as well as between Hong Kong and Kowloon.
Platform Screen Doors have been in use since late August 2005.
(Kai Tin Road)
|Subway to Kai Tin Road and Lam Tin North|
|Customer service, MTRshops|
|Hang Seng Bank、vending machines、automatic teller machines|
|Footbridge||Footbridge to Sceneway Garden|
|Transport interchange, Subway to Kai Tin Road|
|Platform 1||→ █ Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Yau Tong) →
(No regular service: Quarry Bay)
|Platform 2||← █ Kwun Tong Line towards Yau Ma Tei (Ngau Tau Kok)|
Platforms 1 and 2 share the same island platform. Like Lai King Station, Lam Tin Station is built on an elevated platform, in which half of the platform is immersed into the Lam Tin Hill and so the station is sealed like other underground stations (but it is mixed as an elevated, ground level, and underground station).
The concourse is the first floor down the escalators from the hillside exits. It is divided into two parts: the paid area and the non-paid area. The paid area has escalators down to the platforms and has a postbox, while the non-paid area links the exits and houses a Hang Seng Bank branch.
Between the paid and non-paid areas there are the entrance gates and a customer service centre which serves both areas.
- A: Lam Tin Bus Terminus, Kai Tin Estate
- B: Sceneway Plaza
- C: Lei Yue Mun Road west-bound direction
- D1: Sin Fat Road, Sai Tso Wan.
- D2: Block 17 of Sceneway Garden
Following the MTR station's opening in 1989, the area around Lam Tin station has been developed into a major transportation interchange in Hong Kong. The shopping centre and Sceneway Plaza above the transportation interchange adjacent to the station were built on a site that used to be occupied by a hill-side squatter hut community.
The original Lam Tin community has also seen several rebuilding projects since the station had been built. The interchange has brought in new residential and commercial demand in the community. The bus termini, the Lei Yue Mun Interchange, and other public transportation facilities had transformed the Lam Tin area into an important transportation hub as well as a commercial and residential center.
|Preceding station||MTR||Following station|
towards Yau Ma Tei
|Kwun Tong Line||
towards Tiu Keng Leng
Notes and references
- In the 17 escalators, nine are located in the premises of Sceneway Garden but managed by MTRC.
- The number of lifts does not take staff-only area lifts, nor lifts managed by Sceneway Plaza but commonly used by MTR passengers, into account.
- Hong Kong Guide 2004, HKSAR Government, February 2004.
- Hong Kong Guide 2005, HKSAR Government, April 2005.