Choi Hung Station

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Choi Hung
彩虹
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Choi Hung Station 2014 03 part1.JPG
Platform 4
Chinese name
Chinese 彩虹
Hanyu Pinyin Cǎihóng
Cantonese Yale Chóihùng
Literal meaning Rainbow
General information
Location Near Ngau Chi Wan Village, Ngau Chi Wan
Wong Tai Sin District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°20′05″N 114°12′32″E / 22.3348°N 114.2089°E / 22.3348; 114.2089Coordinates: 22°20′05″N 114°12′32″E / 22.3348°N 114.2089°E / 22.3348; 114.2089
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 4 (island platforms)
Tracks 3
Connections Bus, public light bus
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code CHH
History
Opened
  • 1 October 1979 (1979-10)
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards Whampoa
Kwun Tong Line
towards Tiu Keng Leng
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Choi Hung
Location within the MTR system

Choi Hung (Chinese: 彩虹; Cantonese Yale: Chóihùng) is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Kwun Tong Line. The station is named after the nearby Choi Hung Estate, a public housing estate.

Livery[edit]

The station's livery is navy blue with stripes of the colours of the rainbow, as Choi Hung in Cantonese means "rainbow".[1]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Diamond Hill
to Kowloon Bay Depot
to Kowloon Bay

Although there are four platforms at the station, only platforms 1 and 4 are fully functional. There are three tracks that run through the station, with platforms 2 and 3 sharing the middle track that is located in the middle of the station. The middle track is primarily used as a siding, and it leads to the Kowloon Bay MTR depot, located west of Kowloon Bay Station. Platform 2 is the termination platform for back-to-depot trains, while Platform 3 is the boarding platform for out-of-depot trains towards Whampoa.

The platform screen doors of the third track served as prototypes in 2001 when MTR started to test the feasibility of installing these doors in stations throughout its system.

Overlying Properties - Infinity Eight, 8 Clear Water Bay Road, carpark, transport interchange
G Ground level Exits, transport interchange
L1 Concourse MTRShops, Customer Service
Hang Seng Bank, Vending machine
Automatic teller machines
L2
Platforms
Platform 1      Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Kowloon Bay)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 2 ↑ / 3 ↓      Kwun Tong Line termination platform →
     Kwun Tong Line towards Whampoa (Diamond Hill)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 4      Kwun Tong Line towards Whampoa (Diamond Hill)

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Entrances/exits[edit]

Public art[edit]

The Grace of Ballerinas on Choi Hung Station concourse.
Looking through the centre platforms

The Grace of Ballerinas, a collection of three bronze sculptures by the Chinese artist Yin Zhixin, has been installed on the station concourse since February 2009.[4][5]

Transport connections[edit]

Bus Routes[edit]

References[edit]