Tai Po Market Station

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Tai Po Market
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
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Appearance of Tai Po Market Station
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Location of Tai Po Market Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Line  East Rail Line
Code TAP
District Tai Po
Area Tai Po
Coordinates 22°26′41″N 114°10′14″E / 22.4446°N 114.1706°E / 22.4446; 114.1706Coordinates: 22°26′41″N 114°10′14″E / 22.4446°N 114.1706°E / 22.4446; 114.1706
Service hours 0547/0051
Station design
Livery  9370DB
Structure Elevated
Platforms 4
Type of platforms Island
Exits 3
Opened 7 April 1983
1983 Relocated from former station at Hong Kong Railway Museum
Rail services
Preceding station   MTR logo notext.svg MTR   Following station
towards Hung Hom
East Rail Line
towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau

Tai Po Market Station
Traditional Chinese 大埔墟
Simplified Chinese 大埔墟
Platforms 1 (left) and 2 (right)

Tai Po Market Station, located in Tai Po near Uptown Plaza, is a station on the East Rail Line in the New Territories East, Hong Kong. The station has three tracks and four platforms. Platform 1 is for northbound trains to border crossing stations at Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau and platform 4 is for southbound trains to Kowloon while platforms 2 and 3 use the same track and is reserved for peak hour traffic.

The station went under major renovation which was completed in 2009. During the renovation, it remained open though most of the retail outlets were closed.

The Hong Kong Railway Museum is located a short distance from the Tai Po Market Station. The old Tai Po Market station building currently forms part of the museum. The museum also contains displays of a steam locomotive and carriages from older trains that were once used by the KCRC.

Station layout[edit]

Platform 1  East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Tai Wo)
Island platform, doors will open on the right for platform 1 and left for platform 2
Platform 2 ↑  East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Tai Wo)
 East Rail Line termination platform →
 East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (University)
Platform 3 ↓
Island platform, doors will open on the left for platform 3 and right for platform 4
Platform 4  East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (University)
U Concourse Tickets/fare adjustment, shops, toilets,
vending machines, ATMs
Subway Subway to Uptown Plaza, Nga Wan Road, Wan Tau Kok Playground

The station consists of two island platforms, with platforms 2 and 3 sharing the same centre track. This centre track serves as the terminus of some trains during the day, and the departure of some extra trains southbound during morning peak hours. Northbound trains that arrive here after 11 p.m. may also use this track instead.

Transport interchange[edit]

Bus services are available for the few housing estates towards Tai Po Market, these include MTR Feeder Bus and KMB