Yau Tong Station
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|Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station|
Yau Tong Station platform no.3
Location of Yau Tong Station in Hong Kong
|Station location and services|
|Lines||█ Kwun Tong Line
█ Tseung Kwan O Line
|Area||Yau Tong and Lei Yue Mun|
|Type of platforms||Island|
|Opened||4 August 2002|
|Yau Tong Station|
|Literal meaning||Oily Pond|
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Yau Tong is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Kwun Tong Line and the Tseung Kwan O Line. It is the only station of the Tseung Kwan O Line to be located in Kowloon. The livery of the station is yellow. Although the train platforms are constructed above ground level, they are sealed from the outside with concrete walls to prevent the noise of trains from disturbing the nearby residents of Yau Tong Estate.
The station opened on 4 August 2002 so that passengers could interchange between the two lines. The new station made travel times on the Kwun Tong Line four minutes longer.
The Yau Tong Station was originally built as a part of the MTR Tseung Kwan O extension, to make a Cross-platform interchange between Kwun Tong Line and the newly built Tseung Kwan O Line, and to provide nearby residents in Lei Yue Mun and Sze Shan (四山, lit. Mount Four) convenient access to the MTR system.
There was debate over whether the interchange should be built in a new station, redirecting the original route or by utilising existing stations such as Lam Tin or Kwun Tong. Ultimately the interchanges were built in 2 brand new stations - Yau Tong and Tiu Keng Leng. This resulted in complaints from passengers because the new arrangement forced them to change trains twice when crossing Victoria Harbour.
|Concourse||Exits, footbridge to Yau Tong Estate/Lei Yu Mun Plaza|
|Customer Service, MTR Shops|
|Vending machines, ATMs|
|Platform 2||← █ Kwun Tong Line towards Yau Ma Tei (Lam Tin)|
|Platform 3||→ █ Tseung Kwan O Line towards Po Lam or LOHAS Park (Tiu Keng Leng) →|
|Platform 1||→ █ Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Terminus) →|
|Platform 4||← █ Tseung Kwan O Line towards North Point (Quarry Bay)|
Yau Tong Station has three main levels: the concourse, the upper platforms, and the lower platforms.
The upper platform level consists of Platforms 2 and 3. Passengers crossing the harbour on the Tseung Kwan O Line towards the Kowloon side can cross over to Platform 2 to change to the Kwun Tong Line to get to most destinations in East Kowloon.
The lower platform level contains Platforms 1 and 4. Passengers travelling on the Kwun Tong Line travelling towards Tiu Keng Leng can cross over to Platform 4 to change to the Tseung Kwan O line to cross the harbour to North Point.
Inside the station
Shops and self-service stations
/Lei Yue Mun Plaza/Yau Tong Estate/Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery
- A2: Lei Yue Mun Municipal Services Building/Jockey Club Lei Yue Mun Plus
- B1: Yau Lai Estate /St.Antonius Primary School
- B2: Cha Kwo Leng Road
New shopping mall Domain opened in 2012-12-1. It is the second shopping mall in Yau Tong. The previous one is Lei Yue Mun Plaza opened in 2001. In 2012-7-2, located in the Domain[disambiguation needed] Yau Tong of Public Transport Interchange is enabled, the previous Yau Tong Station Temporary bus Terminus routes and three mini-bus lines were moved to the new location. Passengers can cross the MTR interchange and take the other transportation via exit A2.