Tsuen Wan West Station
|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
Appearance of Tsuen Wan West Station
Location of Tsuen Wan West Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Line||█ West Rail Line|
|Type of platforms||Side|
|Opened||20 December 2003|
|Tsuen Wan West Station|
Tsuen Wan West (Chinese: 荃灣西站) is an underground MTR station on the West Rail Line located in Tsuen Wan, the New Territories, Hong Kong. It is located between Mei Foo and Kam Sheung Road stations. There is an emergency platform on the southern side of this station.
The construction of the station was very complex. It required the diversion of some roads, the demolition of two factories, part of a nearby park, and the relocation of a ferry pier which originally occupied the site.
There is a large bus and minibus interchange above the station, connecting it with most residential areas, factories, as well as shopping centres in the area. However, the station has had little passenger traffic since operation, prompting some to claim that it is the least used station on the system. At present, only a small number of residents in a few nearby residential estates and workers from nearby factories use the station. However, with the opening of the 80 storey Nina Tower (如心廣場) in 2007 , traffic is expected to increase.
Nevertheless, the waterfront promenade built along with the station's construction connected the two ends of Tsuen Wan, significantly improved the scenery of the area, and provides a leisure place for many residents of southern and western Tsuen Wan.
It should be noticed that although the station is in the same region as Tsuen Wan Station, the two stations have different fares. For example, passengers have to pay HK$1.7-4.0 more if they are going to Hong Kong Island, although it is faster and more convenient. Only out-of-system interchange is available for the pair.
|Exit C||Exit C2, C3, footbridge to Tsuen Wan Transport Complex|
|Exits||Exit A, B, C1, D, E, transport interchange|
|Concourse||Customer services, MTRShops, vending machines|
|Photo-taking booth, ATMs|
|Platform 2||→ █ West Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Mei Foo) →|
|Platform 1||← █ West Rail Line towards Tuen Mun (Kam Sheung Road)|
The 2 railway tracks are located adjacent to each other. The passenger must pick the correct escalator from the concourse to reach their desired platform.
- A1: Tsuen Wan West Station Public Transport Interchange
- A2: Clague Garden Estate
- B: Belvedere Garden
- C1: Waterfront Walkway
- C2: Waterfront Walkway
- C3: Transport Complex (Exit D)
- D: Tsuen Wan Pier
- E1: Tsuen Wan West Station Public Transport Interchange
- E2: Hoi Kwai Road
||Clague Garden Estate, Tsuen Wan Plaza||Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Citywalk|
|Rambler Channel||Nina Tower|
|Tsuen Wan Ferry Pier||Tsuen Wan Park|
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- "Tsuen Wan West station: design and construction", The Arup Journal, March 2006