Yau Tong Station

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Yau Tong
油塘
Hong Kong MTR rapid transit station
Yau Tong Station 2013 part1.JPG
Yau Tong Station platform no.3
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Location of Yau Tong Station in Hong Kong
Station location and services
Lines  Kwun Tong Line
 Tseung Kwan O Line
Code YAT
District Kwun Tong
Area Yau Tong and Lei Yue Mun
Coordinates 22°17′52″N 114°14′14″E / 22.2979°N 114.2371°E / 22.2979; 114.2371Coordinates: 22°17′52″N 114°14′14″E / 22.2979°N 114.2371°E / 22.2979; 114.2371
Map
Connections Bus, Minibus
Service hours 0608/0118
Station design
Livery  FFF000
Structure Ground level
Platforms 4
Type of platforms Island
Exits 3
Lifts 2
Shops 7
Events
Opened 4 August 2002
Rail services
Preceding station   MTR logo notext.svg MTR   Following station
towards Yau Ma Tei
Kwun Tong Line
Terminus
towards North Point
Tseung Kwan O Line
towards Po Lam or LOHAS Park

Yau Tong Station
Chinese 油塘
Literal meaning Oily Pond
the multiple cross-platform-interchange system between Tiu Keng Leng and Yau Tong stations
Yau Tong Station A exit

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.

History[edit]

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.

Station layout[edit]

U3
Concourse
Concourse Exits, footbridge to Yau Tong Estate/Lei Yu Mun Plaza
Customer Service, MTR Shops
Vending machines, ATMs
U2
Upper Platforms
Platform 2  Kwun Tong Line towards Yau Ma Tei (Lam Tin)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 3  Tseung Kwan O Line towards Po Lam or LOHAS Park (Tiu Keng Leng)
U1
Ground
Lower Platforms
Platform 1  Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
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[edit]

Shops and self-service stations

Station shop
Self-service

Entrances/exits[edit]

  • A1: Domain/Public Transport Interchange Wheelchair user access [UNDER CONSTRUCTION]

/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 Wheelchair user access/St.Antonius Primary School
  • B2: Cha Kwo Leng Road Wheelchair user access

Nearby Facilities[edit]

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.