North Point Station
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|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
The North Point station platform. This is the platform for Tsueng Kwan O Line, which is wider than Island line platforms.
Location of North Point Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Lines||█ Island Line
█ Tseung Kwan O Line
|Connections||bus, minibus, ferry|
|Type of platforms||Island|
|Opened||31 May 1985 (Island Line)|
|Opened||27 September 2001 (Kwun Tong Line)|
|North Point Station|
This station was opened in 1985 upon the completion of the Island Line. Until 2001, the station was only used by that line, and the layout of the station at that time featured a stacked side platform arrangement with trains running towards Sheung Wan Station operating on the level above trains running towards Chai Wan Station. Between 2001 and 2002, this station was expanded to facilitate a cross-platform interchange with the Tseung Kwan O Line. A new platform was constructed on each level opposite the existing platform and the station served as the temporary terminus of Kwun Tong Line. On August 4, 2002, the section of Tseung Kwan O Line from this station to Yau Tong was opened to allow passengers to develop familiarity with the new cross-harbour interchange arrangement. Since August 18, 2002, this station serves as the interchange station between the two lines as well as the terminus of Tseung Kwan O Line.
As cross-platform arrangement goes, the transfer distance is considered to be longer than other MTR cross-platform interchanges such as Prince Edward Station; however, it is nevertheless much more convenient for commuters to transfer than passing through the corridors in Quarry Bay Station, which provides no cross-platform arrangement.
|Walkway||Walkway||Exits, walkway to all exits|
|Walkway to all exits|
|Concourse||Concourse||Customer Service, MTRshops|
|Vending machines, Automatic teller machines|
|Octopus Promotion Machine|
|Platform 2||← █ Island Line towards Sheung Wan (Fortress Hill)|
|Platform 4||← █ Tseung Kwan O Line termination platform|
|Platform 1||→ █ Island Line towards Chai Wan (Quarry Bay)→|
|Platform 3||→ █ Tseung Kwan O Line towards Po Lam or LOHAS Park (Quarry Bay) →|
All exits are located on King's Road and the side streets nearby.
North Point is the home of a large bus terminus, situated at the North Point Ferry Pier. (Exit A1) At the same time, other modes of transport like buses, trams and taxis are accessed at King's Road, which can be reached through Exits B1 and B3.
The North Point Ferry Pier (entrance/exit A1) provides services to Hung Hom, Kowloon City and Kwun Tong. Passengers who wish to take the ferry should leave North Point Station at entrance/exit A1, and follow Shu Kuk Street until they reach the bus terminus. The ferry pier is by the shore.
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|Preceding station||MTR||Following station|
towards Sheung Wan
towards Chai Wan
|Terminus||Tseung Kwan O Line|