Tai Wai Station

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Tai Wai
大圍
Tai Wai Station 201206.jpg
Station exterior
Station statistics
Address Mei Tin Road, Tai Wai
Sha Tin District, Hong Kong
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
Line(s)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Structure type Elevated
Levels 1
Platforms 4 (side platforms)
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened
  • 15 August 1983 (1983-08-15) (East Rail Line)
  • 21 December 2004 (2004-12-21) (Ma On Shan Line)
Rebuilt 23 April 1986 (1986-04-23)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code TAW
Owned by Kowloon–Canton Railway Corporation
Operator MTR Corporation
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
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
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 area was opened 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 it and the East Rail Line. 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.

Timetable[edit]

Line Destination First train Last train
East Rail Line Lo Wu 05:40 23:17
Lok Ma Chau 05:35 21:45
Sheung Shui 00:35
Hung Hom 05:40 00:59
Ma On Shan Line Wu Kai Sha 05:40 01:05
Source: MTR[3]

Station layout[edit]

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 Tai Wai Maintenance Centre.

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

[4]

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[5]

Transport interchange[edit]

Number Termini Notes
KMB
46P Hin KengLai King (North) Peak hours only
46S Tai Wai Railway Station → Lai King (North) Peak hours only
46X Hin Keng ↔ Mei Foo
72A Tai Po Industrial Estate ↔ Tai Wai Railway Station
80K Sun ChuiYu Chui Court
81C Ma On Shan (Yiu On) ↔ Tsim Sha Tsui East (Mody Road)
82K Wong Nai Tau ↔ Mei Lam
85B Chun ShekKowloon City Ferry
86A Sha Tin WaiCheung Sha Wan (Kom Tsun Street)
86C Lee On ↔ Cheung Sha Wan
86P Heng On → Cheung Sha Wan Peak hours only
87A Pok HongMong Kok (Park Avenue)
87B Sun Tin WaiIsland Harbourview
88K Hin Keng ↔ Royal Ascot
249X Tsing Yi StationSha Tin Central Peak hours only
281B Shek Mun Estate → Tsim Sha Tsui East (Mody Road) Peak hours only
281M Sun Tin Wai ↔ Kowloon Tong Railway Station
N281 Hung Hom StationKam Ying Court Night service
286X Hin Keng ↺ Sham Shui Po
Long Win Bus
E42 Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) Bus Terminus ↔ Pok Hong
N42 Tung Chung Railway Station ↔ Ma On Shan (Yiu On) Night service
R42 Disneyland ↔ Tai Wai Railway Station Holiday service
X48 Tai Wai Railway Station ↔ AsiaWorld–Expo Event days only
Cross-harbour buses
170 Sha Tin StationWah Fu
N170 Night service
182 Yu Chui CourtCentral (Macau Ferry)
N182 Kwong Yuen ↔ Central (Macau Ferry) Night service
982X Yu Chui Court → Wan Chai (Fleming Road) Peak hours only
Public light bus
63A Mei Chung Court ↺ Tai Wai Station
63B Granville Garden ↺ Tai Wai Station
63K Mei Tin Estate ↺ Tai Wai Station
64K Fu Shan ↔ Tai Wai Station
68K Julimount Garden ↔ Sha Tin Station
403X Tai Wai Station ↺ Shek Lei (Lei Pui Street)
481B Tsuen Wan Market Street ↔ Tai Wai (Tung Lo Wan Hill)
803K Hin Keng Estate ↔ Tai Wai Station

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. 
  3. ^ "Tai Wai Station timetable". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Tai Wai Station layout". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tai Wai Station street map". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 February 2015.