Po Lam Station
|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
Location of Po Lam Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Line||█ Tseung Kwan O Line|
|Type of platform||Side|
|Opened||18 August 2002|
|Po Lam Station|
|Literal meaning||Precious Gem|
Po Lam is a Hong Kong MTR station located in Po Lam. It is the northern terminus for the Tseung Kwan O Line. It proceeds to Hang Hau station. Although the station is at ground level, it is covered, though not completely sealed, from the outside.
Po Lam station's main entrance is on Mau Yip Road, where five pedestrian footbridges link the station to a public transport interchange for ground transport. It is possible to access directly Metro City and The Pinnacle from the concourse of the station. Another footbridge crosses Po Fung Road and allows residents of Po Lam Estate, Ying Ming Court and Well On Garden direct access to the station.
|Vending machines, ATMs|
|Footbridge||Metro City Phase 2 and 3, Po Lam Estate, Transportation Interchange|
|Footbridge||Footbridges to rooftop garden, The Pinnacle, King Lam Estate
Tseung Kwan O Public Library, Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool
|Platform 1||← █ Tseung Kwan O Line towards North Point or LOHAS Park (Hang Hau)|
|Concourse||Exits, Customer Service, MTR Shops|
|Octopus Card Promotion Machines|
Unlike most MTR stations, the concourse, gates and platform are at the same level, and there is only one platform from which trains depart in the same direction as they arrived. This necessitates the halting of trains from Hang Hau midway between the stations while a train currently at the station departs. At the same time, any trains arriving at Po Lam will only stay for a much shorter time before departing when compared to other MTR terminals.
The original design of the station was to have two tracks sharing an island platform, and a concourse above the platforms. However, the MTRC, on the advice of the contractors, decided on the current layout, with the concourse replacing what was going to be the second track and part of the island platform, after realizing that it would be unlikely for the Tseung Kwan O Line to be extended past Po Lam, and to save construction cost. In the current layout, passengers can exit/enter the station from/to the platform in less than one minute.
- A1: Metro City Plaza III
- A2: Metro City Plaza II
- B1: Metro City Plaza II
- B2: Metro City Plaza I
- B3: King Lam Estate
- C: Mau Yip Road
- Passengers to LOHAS Park Station need to change trains to LOHAS Park at Tseung Kwan O Station.
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