Sunny Bay Station

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Sunny Bay
欣澳
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
Sunny Bay Station 0507.jpg
Sunny Bay Station
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Location of Sunny Bay Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Lines  Tung Chung Line
 Disneyland Resort Line
Code SUN
District Tsuen Wan
Area Yam O
Coordinates 22°19′54″N 114°01′44″E / 22.3318°N 114.0288°E / 22.3318; 114.0288Coordinates: 22°19′54″N 114°01′44″E / 22.3318°N 114.0288°E / 22.3318; 114.0288
Map
Connections Bus
Service hours 0609/0109
Station design
Livery  808080
Structure Ground Level
Platforms 3
Type of platforms Side (Platform 2); Island (Platforms 1, 3)
Exits 1
Escalators 4
Lifts 4
Shops None
Events
Opened 1 June 2005
Rail services
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Hong Kong
Tung Chung Line
Terminus
Terminus Disneyland Resort Line
Terminus

Sunny Bay Station
Chinese 欣澳
Disneyland Resort Line Platform

Sunny Bay is an MTR station in Yam O (陰澳). It is between Tung Chung and Tsing Yi stations. The station is an interchange station between the Tung Chung Line and the Disneyland Resort Line to Hong Kong Disneyland. The station was originally to be named Yam O (陰澳). Yam O was not used probably because of its ominous connotations (Cantonese Yam is more commonly known to English speakers as Mandarin yin, which means darkness or a negative quality).

The station was the first MTR station to have automatic platform gates (APG) installed on the edge of the platforms. These gates range from 12 to 34 the height of the platform screen doors found in other MTR stations. In line with ground level and above-ground MTR stations, Sunny Bay and Disneyland Resort Station are not air conditioned, and rely on their open architecture to keep the temperature low.

Services to the station commenced on 1 June 2005. The transfer facilities to the Disneyland Resort Line opened 1 August 2005. The livery of the station is slate grey. Platforms 1 (Tung Chung Line towards Tung Chung) and 3 (Disneyland Resort Line) are located opposite to each other to allow easy interchange of trains for passengers travelling from the urban areas. Architecture firm Aedas was the architect for the Disneyland Resort Line and the architect for the Sunny Bay and Disneyland Resort Stations.[1]

The Airport Express line passes through the centre of the station without stopping. This station features emergency platforms for the Airport Express.

This station might have a possibility of having a new platform for Disneyland Resort Line in the future, which is similar to Tanah Merah. In addition, the stretch between Tung Chung and Sunny Bay, and also Sunny Bay and Tsing Yi, are one of the longest stretches in Tung Chung Line.

Station layout[edit]

U1
Footbridge
Footbridge Footbridge connecting three platforms
G
Ground
Concourse Exit, transport interchange
Customer services, automatic teller machines
L1
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2  Tung Chung Line towards Hong Kong (Tsing Yi)
Airport Express  Airport Express does not stop here →
Island platform, not in service, used for emergencies only
Airport Express  Airport Express does not stop here
Platform 1  Tung Chung Line towards Tung Chung (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for Tung Chung Line, right for Disneyland Resort Line
Platform 3  Disneyland Resort Line towards Disneyland Resort (Terminus)

Passengers travelling from Hong Kong can disembark and board Disneyland Resort trains departing from the opposite platform. Passengers returning from Disneyland Resort must cross a footbridge to reach platform 2 to board Tung Chung Line trains heading towards Hong Kong. The exit gates are located on the same level and on the same side of the rail tracks as Platform 2.[2]

Entrance/Exit[edit]

  • A: Transport interchange

Situated in reclaimed land near Yam O, the area is uninhabited and the sole exit leads to an emergency car park and transport interchange. As of 2005, the interchange is solely used by residents of Discovery Bay as a bus route runs from the interchange to Discovery Bay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HKIA (Merit), Green Building Award". HKTDC Research. 
  2. ^ "Sunny Bay Station layout". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 8 August 2012.