Mei Foo Station
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Station exterior (West Rail Line building near exit G)
|Address||Lai Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Sham Shui Po District, Hong Kong|
|Line(s)||█ Tsuen Wan Line
█ West Rail Line
|Connections||Bus, public light bus|
|Platforms||4 (island platform (Tsuen Wan), side platforms (West Rail))|
|Opened||17 May 1982 (Tsuen Wan Line)
20 December 2003 (West Rail Line)
|Owned by||MTR Corporation (Tsuen Wan), Kowloon–Canton Railway Corporation (West Rail)|
|Mei Foo Station|
|Literal meaning||Gracious Confidence|
Mei Foo is a Hong Kong MTR station located in Mei Foo Sun Chuen, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon. It is an interchange station between the Tsuen Wan Line and the West Rail Line, situated between Lai Chi Kok and Lai King stations on the Tsuen Wan Line and Nam Cheong Station and Tsuen Wan West stations on the West Rail Line. Mei Foo Station's livery is blue.
The Tsuen Wan Line part of the station is a simple through station with a central island platform, located under Mount Sterling Mall, a pedestrian-only street between the rows of residential buildings in Mei Foo Sun Chuen housing estate. The station is designed to facilitate the transportation of the residents of Mei Foo Sun Chuen housing estate, which has nearly 100 buildings and several schools, and eventually became the station between the Kowloon urban area and the new town of Tsuen Wan. If there is heavy traffic on the main road into urban Kowloon, the Kwai Chung Road, many commuters get off their buses and use this station as their link to Central.
The station's original name was Lai Chi Kok during the planning stage, but upon its opening in 1982 the station was called "Lai Wan" (荔灣, meaning Lai Chi Kok Bay), and was renamed to its current name in 1985.
The West Rail Line (then known as KCR West Rail) part of the station was opened on 20 December 2003 along with the rail line. The station is located in the middle of Lai Chi Kok Park, slightly to the west of the Tsuen Wan Line's part of the station. The scenery of the park was greatly destroyed during the construction of the station, but the park was subsequently rebuilt over the station complex. The Tsuen Wan Line and West Rail Line stations merged into one station on 2 December 2007 in the MTR-KCR merger. Architecture firm Aedas designed Mei Foo Station.
|Line||Destination||First train||Last train|
|West Rail||Hung Hom||06:10||00:40|
|Roof garden||Exit G, Lai Chi Kok Park, footbridge to Ching Lai Court, Lai King Hill Road|
|West Rail Line
|Exit F, customer services, washrooms|
|MTRShops, vending machines, ATMs|
|Platform 1||→ █ West Rail Line towards Tuen Mun (Tsuen Wan West) →|
|Platform 2||← █ West Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Nam Cheong)|
|Interchange passageway||Exit D, Lai Chi Kok Park, Lai Wan Road|
|Tsuen Wan Line Concourse||Exit A, B, C, E, Lai Wan Road, Mei Foo Sun Chuen|
|Subway||Interchange passageway connecting West Rail Line
and Tsuen Wan Line Concourses
|Tsuen Wan Line
|Customer Service, MTRShops|
|Hang Seng Bank, vending machine, ATMs|
|Octopus promotion machine|
|Platform 1||→ █ Tsuen Wan Line towards Tsuen Wan (Lai King) →|
|Platform 2||← █ Tsuen Wan Line towards Central (Lai Chi Kok)|
 Both █ Tsuen Wan Line platforms share the same island platform. Unlike Nam Cheong Station, the █ Tsuen Wan Line and █ West Rail Line platforms are considerably far apart. The concourses for these platforms are a five to ten-minute walk along a connecting passageway.
Although the West Rail Line platform is constructed on ground level, the track immediately north and south of the station is underground, which is why the station is covered and sealed off from the outside.
- A Broadway
- B: Mount Sterling Mall
- C1: Lai Wan Road
- C2: Humbert Street
- D: Lai Chi Kok Park (Lai Wan Road)
- E: Lai Wan Road
- F: Lai Chi Kok Park
- G: Lai King Hill Road
Mei Foo is a transportation hub due to its geographic location in the north-western end of Kowloon. All bus routes travelling between the suburbs of Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi and Yuen Long in northwestern Hong Kong and the urban area of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island have to pass through Mei Foo. Major routes with stop at the "Mei Foo Railway Station" bus stop (Exit B for Kowloon bound buses and Exit A for New Territories bound buses) include: 30, 30X, 33A, 35S, 36A, 37, 38P, 40, 41, 41A, 42, 42A, 43C, 44, 44S, 45, 46, 52X, 58X, 59A, 59S, 59X, 60X, 63X, 66, 66X, 67X, 68X, 69X, 234P, 234X, 238P, 238X, 265B, E21, E21A, N21, N21A, N241 etc.
Additionally, the following bus routes terminate at Mei Foo bus terminus (Exit A) or the nearby Lai Chi Kok (formerly Lai Yuen) bus terminus: To Lok Wah Estate, Kwun Tong:
To Star Ferry, Tsim Sha Tsui:
- 6, 6A
To Kowloon City Ferry Pier:
To Riviera Gardens, Tsuen Wan:
To Hin Keng Estate, Tai Wai:
- 46X, 86B
To Wong Nai Tau, Shatin:
To Hang Hau (North):
- 98C, 98S
To Shau Kei Wan:
- 102, N122
To South Horizons:
To Kennedy Town:
To Wan Chai Ferry Pier:
To Kwai Shing:
To Tuen Mun Ferry Pier:
To Tin Tsz:
- 81K (Exit D) - To Hoi Lai Estate via Banyan Garden
- 90A (Exit A) - To Kwai Chung Hospital via Ching Lai Court
- 90M (Exit A) - To Highland Park via Ching Lai Court, Princess Margaret Hospital, Lai King Estate and Lai Yiu Estate
- 90P (Exit A) - To Princess Margaret Hospital via Ching Lai Court
- 92M (Exit A) - To Wah Yuen Chuen via Ching Lai Court, Princess Margaret Hospital and Cho Yiu Chuen
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- "Mei Foo Station timetable". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
- "Mei Foo Station layout". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
- "Mei Foo Station street map". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
- "Bus stop". KMB.
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