North Point Station

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North Point
北角
North Point Station 2013 part5.JPG
Platform 4
Station statistics
Address King's Road/Tsat Tsz Mui Road, North Point, Eastern District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°17′27″N 114°12′03″E / 22.2909°N 114.2007°E / 22.2909; 114.2007Coordinates: 22°17′27″N 114°12′03″E / 22.2909°N 114.2007°E / 22.2909; 114.2007
Line(s)  Island Line
 Tseung Kwan O Line
Connections Bus, public light bus, tram, ferry
Structure type Underground
Levels 2
Platforms 4 (island platforms)
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 31 May 1985 (1985-05-31) (Island Line)
27 September 2001 (2001-09-27) (Kwun Tong Line)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code NOP
Owned by MTR Corporation
Operator MTR Corporation
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo notext.svg MTR   Following station
towards Sheung Wan
Island Line
towards Chai Wan
Terminus Tseung Kwan O Line
towards Po Lam or LOHAS Park
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
North Point Station
Chinese 北角

North Point is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Island Line and the western terminus of the Tseung Kwan O Line. The livery of the station is tomato orange, and the station is located in North Point.

History[edit]

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.

Timetable[edit]

Line Destination First train Last train
Island Sheung Wan 06:06 00:47
Chai Wan 06:19 01:09
Tseung Kwan O Po Lam 06:13 01:12
LOHAS Park Peak hours only

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Station layout[edit]

G - Exits
Walkway Walkway Exits, walkway to all exits
Walkway Walkway MTRshops
Walkway to all exits
Concourse Concourse Customer Service, MTRshops
Vending machines, Automatic teller machines
Octopus Promotion Machine
Upper Level
Platforms
Platform 2  Island Line towards Sheung Wan (Fortress Hill)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for Island Line and right for Tseung Kwan O Line
Platform 4  Tseung Kwan O Line termination platform
Lower Level
Platforms
Platform 1  Island Line towards Chai Wan (Quarry Bay)
Island platform, doors will open on the right for Island Line and left for Tseung Kwan O Line
Platform 3  Tseung Kwan O Line towards Po Lam or LOHAS Park (Quarry Bay)

Entrances/exits[edit]

All exits are located on King's Road and the side streets nearby.[2]

Transport connections[edit]

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.

Ferry[edit]

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.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "nop.pdf". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "North Point Station street map". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 June 2014.