Tai Wai Station
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|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
Appearance of Tai Wai Station
Location of Tai Wai Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Lines||█ East Rail Line
█ Ma On Shan Line
|Type of platforms||Side|
|Opened||15 August 1983 (temporary)
23 April 1986 (existing)
|Opened||21 December 2004 (Ma On Shan Line)|
|Tai Wai Station|
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. 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.
|Exits E and G||Exits, Customer services|
|Platform 1||→ █ East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Sha Tin) →|
|Platform 2||← █ East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Kowloon Tong)|
|Exit F||Exits, Customer services, passageways|
|Platform 3||← █ Ma On Shan Line termination platform|
|Platform 4||→ █ Ma On Shan Line towards Wu Kai Sha (Che Kung Temple) →|
|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.
- A: Tsuen Nam Road
- B: Public Transport Interchange
- C: Mei Tin Road
- D: Grandway Garden
- E: Holford Garden
- F: Mei Tin Road
- G: Chik Wan Street
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