Olympic Station

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Olympic
奧運
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
Olympic Station Exterior view 201205.jpg
Appearance of Olympic station
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Location of Olympic Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Line  Tung Chung Line
Code OLY
District Yau Tsim Mong
Area Tai Kok Tsui
Coordinates 22°19′04″N 114°09′37″E / 22.3178°N 114.1602°E / 22.3178; 114.1602Coordinates: 22°19′04″N 114°09′37″E / 22.3178°N 114.1602°E / 22.3178; 114.1602
Map
Connections Bus, Minibus
Service hours 0607-0105
Station design
Livery  4682B4
Structure Ground Level
Platforms 2
Type of platforms Side
Exits 11
Lifts 3
Shops 10
Events
Opened 22 June 1998
Rail services
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Hong Kong
Tung Chung Line
towards Tung Chung

Olympic Station
Traditional Chinese 奧運
Simplified Chinese 奧运
Platform 2
Olympic Station Concourse (paid area)

Olympic Station (Chinese: 奧運站) is a station on the Tung Chung Line of Hong Kong's MTR. The livery is dodger blue.

Background[edit]

The station was originally named Tai Kok Tsui in proposals outlined by the government in the Airport Core Programme during the 1990s. In 1996, however, when Lee Lai Shan won the first ever Olympic gold medal of Hong Kong in windsurfing at the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics and two Hong Kong sportsmen, Cheung Yiu Cheung and Chiu Chung Lun, also won Gold medals in Paralympic Games of the same year, the (then under construction) station was renamed Olympic on 16 December 1996, paying tribute to those achievements of Hong Kong athletes. The station is decorated with the pictures of 1996 Summer Olympics and is named after the Olympic Movement.

Station layout[edit]

U2
Concourse
Concourse Exits, customer service, MTRshops, Hang Seng Bank
Vending machines, automatic teller machines
G Ground Level Exit A1, Island Harbourview Bus Terminus
Street Level Lin Cheung Road, West Kowloon Highway
Platform 1  Tung Chung Line towards Hong Kong (Kowloon)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Airport Express  Airport Express does not stop here →
Airport Express  Airport Express does not stop here
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2  Tung Chung Line towards Tung Chung (Nam Cheong)
Street Level Lin Cheung Road, Sham Mong Road
Exits Exit B, C1, C2, Olympic Station Bus Terminus

Both side platforms are parallel to each other on ground level. They do not share the same island platform due to the Airport Express trains running through the station, between the two platforms, without stopping.

It is interesting to note that, with the exception of transfer to buses, Olympic station is the only station along the Tung Chung Line that does not have a transfer point to other routes in the MTR system (Tung Chung being to transfer to the Ngong Ping 360 cable cars)

Entrances/Exits[edit]

All exits are reached by pedestrian footbridges reaching out to all directions from the concourse, built in a rectangular box in the middle of the West Kowloon Highway.

  • A1: Island Harbourview Bus Terminus
  • A2: Island Harbourview Wheelchair user access
  • B: HSBC Centre Towers 2 and 3
  • C1: Sham Mong Road Wheelchair user access
  • C2: Cherry Street
  • C3: HSBC Centre Towers 2 and 3
  • C4: HSBC Centre Tower 1
  • C5: Florient Rise
  • D1: Olympian City 2 and Park Avenue Wheelchair user access
  • D2: Lin Cheung Road
  • D3: Cherry Street
  • E: Bank of China Centre Wheelchair user access
A walkway from Olympian City 1 to Tai Kok Tsui

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