Yau Ma Tei Station

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For the other MTR Station in Mong Kok previously named "Yaumati", see Mong Kok East Station.
Yau Ma Tei
油麻地
Yau Ma Tei Station 2014 02 part2.JPG
Platform 1
Station statistics
Address Nathan Road/Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei, Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°18′46″N 114°10′15″E / 22.3129°N 114.1707°E / 22.3129; 114.1707Coordinates: 22°18′46″N 114°10′15″E / 22.3129°N 114.1707°E / 22.3129; 114.1707
Line(s)  Tsuen Wan Line
 Kwun Tong Line
Connections Bus, public light bus
Structure type Underground
Levels 2
Platforms 4 (island platforms)
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 31 December 1979 (1979-12-31) (Kwun Tong Line)
10 May 1982 (1982-05-10) (Tsuen Wan Line)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code YMT
Owned by MTR Corporation
Operator MTR Corporation
Formerly Waterloo
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo notext.svg MTR   Following station
Terminus Kwun Tong Line
towards Tiu Keng Leng
towards Central
Tsuen Wan Line
towards Tsuen Wan
  Future  
towards Whampoa
Kwun Tong Line
towards Tiu Keng Leng
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Yau Ma Tei Station
Chinese 油麻地
Literal meaning Oil Sesame Ground

Yau Ma Tei, formerly called Waterloo after Waterloo Road, is an MTR station located in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. It is the western terminus of the Kwun Tong Line, and is also served by the Tsuen Wan Line.

Yau Ma Tei is an interchange station, yet it is used less frequently for this purpose than the nearby Mong Kok station since the platforms are not designed for cross-platform interchange. The lower platforms are therefore used mainly by Kwun Tong Line passengers whose MTR journeys begin or end at Yau Ma Tei. This station is used by many students during commuting hours, since it is in the vicinity of many large schools.

The station's livery colour is a light grey. Red, white, and blue stripes, representing the colours of the French national flag[citation needed], is located prominently adorned the station walls until they were removed as part of renovation works in 2005 which also saw the original Helvetica typeface, used in station name signs, replaced by Myriad.

Timetable[edit]

Line Destination First train Last train
Tsuen Wan Central 06:01 00:50
Tsuen Wan 06:14 01:03
Kwun Tong Tiu Keng Leng 06:14 00:44
Kwun Tong 01:04

[1]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exits
C
Concourse
Concourse Customer Service, MTRShops
Vending machines, Automatic teller machines
P1 & 2
Platforms
Platform 1  Tsuen Wan Line towards Tsuen Wan (Mong Kok)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2  Tsuen Wan Line towards Central (Jordan)
P3 & 4
Platforms
Platform 3  Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Mong Kok)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for platform 3 and right for platform 4
Platform 4  Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Mong Kok)
 Kwun Tong Line (planned) towards Whampoa (Ho Man Tin)

As part of the Sha Tin to Central Link, it is planned that the Kwun Tong Line will be extended towards Whampoa via Ho Man Tin. As such, the layout of the station may be changed to allow opposite-directional cross-platform interchange.

Entrances/exits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ymt.pdf". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Yau Ma Tei Station street map". MTR Corporation. Retrieved 16 April 2014.