Sai Ying Pun Station

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Sai Ying Pun
西營盤
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
MTR SYP (1).JPG
Future exit A2 on Des Voeux Road West
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Location of Sai Ying Pun Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Line  Island Line
Code SYP
District Central and Western
Area Sai Ying Pun
Coordinates 22°17′08″N 114°08′34″E / 22.2856°N 114.1427°E / 22.2856; 114.1427Coordinates: 22°17′08″N 114°08′34″E / 22.2856°N 114.1427°E / 22.2856; 114.1427
Station design
Livery  Teal
Structure Underground
Platforms 2
Type of platforms Island
Exits 6
Events
Expected open End of December 2014 or 1st quarter of 2015[1]
Rail services
Preceding station   MTR logo notext.svg MTR   Following station
towards Kennedy Town
Island Line
towards Chai Wan

Sai Ying Pun Station
Traditional Chinese 西營盤
Simplified Chinese 西营盘
Notices on ventilation tower at Ko Shing Street, the initially proposed location
Reserved exit for future access to the station at a nearby medical centre

Sai Ying Pun is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Island Line which is currently under construction. It will serve the neighbourhood of Sai Ying Pun and the western part of Mid-Levels in northwestern Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.

Under the current proposal, Sai Ying Pun will serve as an intermediate station on the extension of the Island line known as the West Island Line, as opposed to a transfer station to another line serving the Southern District with the same name as in previous plans.

Plans for the station first appeared in Hong Kong Mass Transit: Further Studies in 1970. It was to be built as part of the Island Line in the 1980s, but construction of the line did not commence westwards beyond Sheung Wan, due to inadequate forecast passenger numbers and technical difficulties identified by contractors.

Proposed locations[edit]

In Outline Zoning Plan No. S/H3/20, the Planning Department of the government has indicated one possible location under Des Voeux Road West at Ko Shing Street as of December 2003. A ventilation shaft marked with MTR notices can be found at the intersection. A large void facing Des Voeux Road West, sealed, can also be found at a nearby medical centre, which some have speculated that it was reserved for a to-be-built exit. These findings suggest that this was the original proposed location.

However, in proposals submitted to the government by the MTR in May 2002, the proposed station was shifted further west to the intersection of Des Voeux Road West and Water Street.

In March 2004, the MTR moved the station back east but south of the initial alignment under King George V Memorial Park. Source from MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL) revealed to the local newspaper Ming Pao that this location was chosen to avoid any nuisance during works under major roads. The location would also better suit the needs of Mid-Levels residents, the source said.

Design and Construction[edit]

The MTR Corporation let out a tender for the construction of the Sai Ying Pun and University Stations and 2.2 km of tunnel. In 2009 the design and architecture work was awarded to Aedas in joint venture of AECOM.[2] In March 2010 it was awarded to a Joint Venture of Gammon Construction and Nishimatsu Construction for HK$4.7 billion.[3] Construction commenced in 2010 and is expected to be complete by 2014.[4] Other elements of the construction include demolition of the Centre Street cooked food centre, the Ki Ling Lane children's playground, and Whitty Street Public Toilet.[5]

Station layout (future)[edit]

G Ground level Exits/Entrances
C Concourse Customer Service, MTRShops
P
Platforms
Platform 1  Island Line towards Chai Wan (Sheung Wan)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2  Island Line towards Kennedy Town (HKU)

Entrances/exits (proposed)[edit]

  • A1: Queen's Road West (near Sai Woo Lane)[6]
  • A2: Des Voeux Road West (near Health Gate Medical Centre)[6]
  • B1: Centre Street Cooked Food Centre[6]
  • B2: Centre Street Cooked Food Centre[6]
  • B3: Queen's Road West (near Western Street)[6]
  • C: Bonham Road (near David Trench Rehabilitation Centre)[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Island Line targets to open in December 2014, 90% of works complete". MTR Corporation. 2014-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Spectrum Asia Issue 02/April 2011". AECOM. 
  3. ^ "MTR West Island Line progresses". Railway Gazette International. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Projects West Island Line Work Progress". 
  5. ^ "West Island Line Construction Progress Update". November 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f Site Plan of Sai Ying Pun Station, West Island Line EIA Reports

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