Fortress Hill Station
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|MTR rapid transit station|
|Literal meaning||Mount Battery|
|Location||Fortress Metro Tower, King's Road, Fortress Hill
Eastern District, Hong Kong
|Operated by||MTR Corporation|
|Platforms||2 (island platform)|
|Connections||Bus, public light bus, tram|
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Fortress Hill (Chinese: 炮台山, literally Mount Battery) is a station on the Island Line of the Hong Kong MTR system. The station is located in the Fortress Hill section of Hong Kong on the eponymous island. Like all MTR stations, Fortress Hill has a unique colour scheme; its livery is dark green. The distance between this station and Tin Hau to the west is approximately 480 metres, the second-closest stations after Mong Kok and Prince Edward.
Fortress Hill is laid out in a manner similar to many other MTR stations. Passengers enter on the ground level and take escalators down to the concourse. From the concourse level they take another escalator ride down to the platform.
Platforms 1 and 2 are arranged in an island platform layout. In a similar manner to the deep-level London Underground stations, each track and platform is in a separate tube shaft with a common entrance and exit point between the two tubes. Each platform is equipped with platform screen doors for safety and ventilation reasons.
There are only four escalators that connect the concourse and the platforms; they are some of the longest in the MTR system.
|C||Concourse||customer service, MTRShops|
|vending machines, ATM|
|Platform 1||Island Line towards Chai Wan (North Point) →|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform 2||← Island Line towards Kennedy Town (Tin Hau)|