Fo Tan Station
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|MTR rapid transit station|
|Location||Lok King Street, Fo Tan
Sha Tin District, Hong Kong
|Owned by||Kowloon–Canton Railway Corporation|
|Operated by||MTR Corporation|
|Platforms||4 (island platforms)|
|Connections||Bus, public light bus|
|Fo Tan Station|
|Literal meaning||fire-charcoal station|
The passenger station serves some apartment buildings, villages, and a medium-sized industrial zone, as well as the Fo Tan Railway House of the MTRC. During rush hour, some northbound trains terminate at this station before departing southwards. Some trains do not run through this station on race days, and are instead diverted to stop at Racecourse Station.
Fo Tan Goods Yard
In addition, two tracks spur off at the northeast of the station, and lead into a goods yard north of the station. The station goods yard is considered[who?] to be well utilised, with freight trains stopping regularly.[needs update]
|Line||Destination||First train||Last train|
|East Rail Line||Lok Ma Chau||05:40||21:51|
The station has three tracks, with two island platforms between.
Trains normally stop at platforms 1 and 4. The centre track is used in these occasions:
- for special southbound departures during morning peak hours,
- for southbound stopping when there are trains heading to/from the depot, or Racecourse station during race days, or
- to serve as a buffer so that non-stop through trains can overtake local trains.
|Concourses||Southern Concourse||Exit A & B, Customer Service Centre|
|Shops, vending machines, ATMs & toilets|
|Northern Concourse||Exit C & D, Customer Service Centre|
|Shops, vending machines & ATMs|
|Platform 1||→ East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (University) →|
|Platform 2 ↑||→ East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (University) →
(For special northbound departures during specific time.)
|Platform 3 ↓||← East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Sha Tin)
(For special southbound departures during specific time.)
|Platform 4||← East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Sha Tin)|
Originally, the southern concourse was the only concourse in this station. Because the two concourses were built in separate years, they were not originally interconnected. MTR renovated the station in 2015, connecting the two concourses in the process. The new link opened on 12 December 2015.
- Southern concourse
- A: Fo Tan Railway House
- B: Sui Fai Factory Estate
- Sui Fai Factory Estate, Fo Tan Road, Fo Tan Tsuen, Shan Mei Street, Shatin Galleria, Sui Wo Court
- Northern concourse
- C: The Palazzo
- The Palazzo, Ficus Garden, Immigration and Registration of Persons, Jubilee Court, Jubilee Garden, Lok Lo Ha Village, Plaza Ascot, Royal Ascot
- D: Au Pui Wan Street
- Au Pui Wan Street, MTR Ho Tung Lau Depot, Wo Liu Hang Village
|85||Fo Tan (Shan Mei Street) ↔ Kowloon City Ferry Pier|
|88K||Royal Ascot ↔ Hin King|
|Other routes: 73A, 80M, 81K|
|798||Fo Tan (Shan Mei Street) ↔ Tiu Keng Leng Station|
|Public light bus|
|65K||Fo Tan Station ↔ Wong Nai Tau|
|801K||Yiu On ↺ Fo Tan Station|
|Other routes: 801, 811, 811A|
- "Fo Tan Station timetable" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- "Fo Tan Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- "MTR Listening‧Responding Programme Brings New Look to Fo Tan Station Two Concourses Become One" (PDF). MTR Corporation. 11 December 2015.
- "Fo Tan Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 17 November 2014.