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 PinyinCǎihóng
Cantonese YaleChóihùng
Literal meaningRainbow
General information
LocationNear Ngau Chi Wan Village, Ngau Chi Wan
Wong Tai Sin District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°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 byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms4 (island platforms)
Tracks3
ConnectionsBus, public light bus
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeCHH
History
Opened
  • 1 October 1979 (1979-10)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Diamond Hill
towards Whampoa
Kwun Tong line Kowloon Bay
Route map
4
3
2
1
to Kowloon Bay Depot
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: Chóihùhng) 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]

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]

  1. ^ Ben Pang (17 November 2016). "Why are Hong Kong's MTR stations different colours? Central is red for a reason, and why Prince Edward is purple might surprise you". South China Morning Post.
  2. ^ "Choi Hung Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Choi Hung Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  4. ^ MTR website: The Grace of Ballerinas
  5. ^ Legislative Council Panel on Transport. "Railway Station Design to Showcase Local History and Culture", July 2010.