Prince Edward Station

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Prince Edward
太子
Prince Edward Station 2014 02 part1.JPG
Platforms 4 (foreground) and 3 (background)
Station statistics
Address Nathan Road/Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°19′28″N 114°10′06″E / 22.3245°N 114.1683°E / 22.3245; 114.1683Coordinates: 22°19′28″N 114°10′06″E / 22.3245°N 114.1683°E / 22.3245; 114.1683
Line(s)  Kwun Tong Line
 Tsuen Wan Line
Connections Bus, public light bus, Mainland coach
Structure type Underground
Levels 2
Platforms 4 (island platforms)
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 10 May 1982 (1982-05-10)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code PRE
Owned by MTR Corporation
Operator MTR Corporation
Services
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Central
Tsuen Wan Line
towards Tsuen Wan
towards Yau Ma Tei
Kwun Tong Line
towards Tiu Keng Leng
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Prince Edward Station
Chinese 太子
Literal meaning Prince

Prince Edward is a station of the MTR rapid transit system in Hong Kong. It is located in Northern Mong Kok, Kowloon, under the intersection of Nathan Road and Prince Edward Road West. The station is named after this road. The station's livery is pale purple.

History[edit]

As Prince Edward was primarily designed as a cross-platform interchange between the Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan lines, although the Kwun Tong Line tracks had already been laid in 1979, the station was not used until the opening of the Tsuen Wan Line on 10 May 1982. During the first week of operation, the station served only as an interchange with no exits to the concourse or street level.

Location[edit]

Prince Edward Station and Mong Kok Station are the two closest stations in Hong Kong. They are only about 400 metres apart and the train takes less than one minute to travel from one station to the other.

Timetable[edit]

Line Destination First train Last train
Tsuen Wan Central 06:08 00:47
Tsuen Wan 06:17 01:06
Kwun Tong Yau Ma Tei 06:08 00:46
Tiu Keng Leng 06:18 00:47
Kwun Tong 01:07
Source: [1]

Station layout[edit]

G
Ground
- Exits
C
Concourse
Concourse Customer Service, MTRshops
Vending machines, Automatic teller machines
Octopus Promotion Machine
P1
Platform
Platform 1  Tsuen Wan Line towards Tsuen Wan (Sham Shui Po)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2  Kwun Tong Line towards Yau Ma Tei (Mong Kok)
P2
Platform
Platform 4  Tsuen Wan Line towards Central (Mong Kok)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 3  Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Shek Kip Mei)

[2]

Prince Edward is opposite-direction, cross-platform interchange station for southbound Kwun Tong Line passengers going towards Tsuen Wan and southbound Tsuen Wan Line passengers going towards Tiu Keng Leng. Mong Kok serves as the cross-platform interchange station for passengers travelling in the same direction.

Entrances and exits[edit]

All exits are within one block of Nathan Road, stretching from Prince Edward Road in the south to Playing Field Road in the north.[3] Prince Edward is primarily an interchange rather than a destination since there are only seven exits; neighbouring Mong Kok has fourteen.[4]

Transport connections[edit]

Cross-border bus services[edit]

There are stops of cross-border buses to Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Guangzhou on Playing Field Road (exit A) or Portland Street (exits C2 and D).

References[edit]

See also[edit]