Austin station (MTR)

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MTR rapid transit station
Austin Station Outside View 201105.jpg
Exterior of station building in 2011
Chinese name
Chinese 柯士甸
Cantonese Yale Ōsihdīn
General information
Location Wui Cheung Road × Wui Man Road, Kwun Chung
Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°18′17″N 114°09′59″E / 22.3046°N 114.1665°E / 22.3046; 114.1665Coordinates: 22°18′17″N 114°09′59″E / 22.3046°N 114.1665°E / 22.3046; 114.1665
Owned by KCR Corporation
Operated by MTR Corporation
Platforms 2 (1 island platform)
Tracks 2
Structure type Underground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code AUS
  • 16 August 2009 (2009-08-16)
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards Hung Hom
West Rail line
towards Tuen Mun
Route map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Location within the MTR system

Austin[1] (Chinese: 柯士甸; Cantonese Yale: Ōsihdīn) is an underground MTR rapid transit station on the West Rail Line in Hong Kong, situated perpendicular to Wui Cheung Road and Austin Road West, and formerly adjacent to Jordan Road Ferry Pier Bus Terminus.[2] It is the only intermediate station along the Kowloon Southern Link project, built to connect the West Rail Line and East Rail Line. Construction was finished in July 2009 and the station opened on 16 August 2009.

Station layout[edit]

1 Northern concourse Exit B5, footbridge to Jordan Road, Lin Cheung Road, Elements, Kowloon Station
Southern concourse Staff-only area
G Northern concourse Exit B, Wui Cheung Road
Southern concourse Exit D, Wui Man Road, transport interchange, taxi stand
S Austin Road West subway Exit F, subway to Austin Road, Austin Road West, Canton Road, The Victoria Towers, China Ferry Terminal
C Concourse Customer services, MTR Shops, toilets, Exit A
Jordan Road subway Subway to Canton Road, Jordan Road, Ferry Street
P Platform 1      West Rail line towards Tuen Mun (Nam Cheong)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2      West Rail line towards Hung Hom (East Tsim Sha Tsui)
Platform 1

The station has two tracks and one island platform.[3] The surface station building is divided into two parts by Wui Cheung Road.[4] It was located adjacent to the Canton Road Government Offices until that structure was demolished in 2011.[5] As of 2014, construction on an MTR residential property development, The Austin, is well underway on the site of the former government offices.

During early construction stages, the station was temporarily named "West Kowloon Station" (Chinese: 九龍西站). The construction contract KDB200 (West Kowloon Station and Tunnels – Jordan Road to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station) was awarded to the Leighton-Balfour Beatty-Kumagai-John Holland Joint Venture (renamed to "Link 200 Joint Venture" on 9 August 2005) at an estimated contract sum of HK$2.018 billion. This station is part of this contract.

By interchanging between Kowloon and Austin stations, Airport Express passengers using Octopus cards can connect to the MTR urban lines for free, immediately before or after the Airport Express journey.[6] Airport Express passengers can travel around the two stations by walking through Exit B5 of this station or using the complimentary Airport Express shuttle bus service. However, it only provides out-of-system connection to Kowloon Station for Tung Chung Line passengers.

The station design includes provision for a direct connection to the West Kowloon Terminus, which is under construction and scheduled to be completed in 2018.


Northern concourse[7]
Southern concourse[7]

Transport interchange[edit]

Kowloon Motor Bus[7]
  • 12: Hoi Lai Estate ↔ Tsim Sha Tsui East (Mody Road)
  • 36B: Lei Muk Shue ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 42A: Cheung Hang ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 46: Lai Yiu ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 60X: Tuen Mun Central ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 63X: Hung Shui Kiu (Hung Fuk Estate) ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 69X: Tin Shui ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 81: Wo Che ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 95: Tsui Lam ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 215X: Lam Tin (Kwong Tin Estate) ↔ Kowloon Station
  • 260X: Po Tin ↔ Hung Hom Station
  • 268B: Long Ping Station ↔ Hung Hom Ferry
  • 268X: Hung Shui Kiu (Hung Fuk Estate) ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 269B: Tin Shui Wai Town Centre ↔ Hung Hom Ferry
  • 281A: Kwong Yuen ↔ Kowloon Station
  • 296D: Sheung Tak ↔ Kowloon Station
Cross-harbour buses[7]
  • 110: Shau Kei Wan ↺ Tsim Sha Tsui East (Mody Road)
  • 914: Hoi Lai Estate ↔ Causeway Bay (Tin Hau)
  • 970: So Uk ↔ Cyberport
  • 970X: So Uk ↔ Aberdeen
  • 971: Hoi Lai Estate ↔ Shek Pai Wan Estate
  • 971R: Cyberport ↺ Mong Kok (Bute Street)
  • 973: Tsim Sha Tsui East ↔ Stanley Market
  • 26: Kowloon Station ↔ To Kwa Wan (Chi Kiang Street)
  • 74: Kowloon Station ↺ Mong Kok
  • 74S: Kowloon Station ↺ Ho Man Tin Hill
  • 77M: Kowloon Station ↔ East Tsim Sha Tsui Station
  • 78: Island Harbourview ↺ Tsim Sha Tsui (Peking Street)