Tai Wai Station

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Tai Wai
大圍
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
Tai Wai Station 201206.jpg
Appearance of Tai Wai Station
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Location of Tai Wai Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Lines  East Rail Line
 Ma On Shan Line
Code TAW
District Sha Tin
Area Tai Wai
Coordinates 22°22′23″N 114°10′43″E / 22.3731°N 114.1786°E / 22.3731; 114.1786Coordinates: 22°22′23″N 114°10′43″E / 22.3731°N 114.1786°E / 22.3731; 114.1786
Map
Service hours 0525/0115
Station design
Livery  05117E
Structure Elevated
Platforms 4
Type of platforms Side
Exits 7
Events
Opened 15 August 1983 (temporary)
23 April 1986 (existing)
Opened 21 December 2004 (Ma On Shan Line)
Rail services
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Hung Hom
East Rail Line
towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau
towards Wu Kai Sha
Ma On Shan Line Terminus
  Planned  
towards Admiralty
North South Corridor
towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau
towards Wu Kai Sha
East West Corridor
towards Tuen Mun

Tai Wai Station
Traditional Chinese 大圍
Simplified Chinese 大围
Tai Wai Station Concourse
Tai Wai Station interchange passageway

Tai Wai Station is an interchange station on the East Rail Line and the Ma On Shan Line of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system in Hong Kong. The station is located in Tai Wai, Sha Tin District.

Tai Wai station, designed by architecture firm Aedas,[1] will become a key station on the Sha Tin to Central Link presently under construction.

History[edit]

The station opened in a temporary location on 15 August 1983 as part of the greater electrification and double-tracking modernisation programme of the KCR. The original location was on Shing Chuen Road, north of the current station on the opposite side of the nullah.[2] The permanent station opened in its present location in 1986.

In 2001, the station underwent expansion and construction ended in September 2004. The new concourse part was opened at first in the same month. Since 21 December 2004, the station has served as the terminus of the Ma On Shan Line, as well as the interchange station between these two lines. Passengers from the Ma On Shan Line can change to East Rail Line trains via a station walkway. The cross platform interchange is similar to that found at other MTR stations.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platforms
Exits E and G Exits, Customer services
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1  East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Sha Tin)
Platform 2  East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Kowloon Tong)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Exit F Exits, Customer services, passageways
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 3  Ma On Shan Line termination platform
Platform 4  Ma On Shan Line towards Wu Kai Sha (Che Kung Temple)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G
Concourse
Concourse Exits, transport interchange
Customer services, toilets
Shops, vending machines, ATMs

All platforms are side platforms. Platforms 3 and 4 are positioned slightly higher than Platforms 1 and 2. There are several walkways connecting Platforms 2 and 3 making it possible for passengers to walk directly from the Ma On Shan Line terminus platform onto the East Rail Line southbound platform. There is room for Ma On Shan Line trains to reverse or head for the Maintenance Centre.

Entrances/Exits[edit]

  • A: Tsuen Nam Road Wheelchair user access
  • B: Public Transport Interchange Wheelchair user access
  • C: Mei Tin Road Wheelchair user access
  • D: Grandway Garden Wheelchair user access
  • E: Holford Garden
  • F: Mei Tin Road
  • G: Chik Wan Street

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Designers transfer Hong Kong know-how to Dubai's new metro". scmp.com. 
  2. ^ Ho, Chi Ching, Ivan. "A study of the planning implications after electrification of KCR (Kowloon-Canton Railway)". Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning, University of Hong Kong. 

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