Tai Po Market Station

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Tai Po Market
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Station exterior
Station statistics
Address Nga Wan Road, Tai Po, Tai Po District, Hong Kong
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
Line(s)  East Rail Line
Connections Bus, public light bus
Structure type At-grade
Levels 1
Platforms 4 (island platforms)
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened 7 April 1983 (1983-04-07)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code TAP
Owned by Kowloon–Canton Railway Corporation
Operator MTR Corporation
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Hung Hom
East Rail Line
towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
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.


Line Destination First train Last train
East Rail Hung Hom 05:50 00:45
Lok Ma Chau 05:50 22:01
Lo Wu 05:47 23:33
Sheung Shui 00:51
Source: [1]

Station layout[edit]

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. will use the centre track.

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



Transport interchange[edit]

Bus and public light bus services are available for the few housing estates near Tai Po Market; bus services include MTR Feeder Bus and KMB services.


  1. ^ "Tai Po Market Station timetable". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tai Po Market Station layout". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tai Po Market Station street map". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 November 2014.