Fortress Hill station

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Fortress Hill
MTR rapid transit station
Fortress Hill Station 2014 04 part1.JPG
Platform 1
Chinese name
Chinese 炮台山
Cantonese Yale Paautòisāan
Literal meaning Barbette Hill
General information
Location Fortress Metro Tower, King's Road, Fortress Hill
Eastern District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°17′17″N 114°11′37″E / 22.2881°N 114.1936°E / 22.2881; 114.1936Coordinates: 22°17′17″N 114°11′37″E / 22.2881°N 114.1936°E / 22.2881; 114.1936
Operated by MTR Corporation
Platforms 2 (island platform)
Connections Bus, public light bus, tram
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code FOH
  • 31 May 1985 (1985-05-31)
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards Kennedy Town
Island Line
towards Chai Wan
Route map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Fortress Hill
Location within the MTR system

Fortress Hill (Chinese: 炮台山; Cantonese Yale: Paautòisāan, literally Barbette Hill) 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.

Station layout[edit]

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.[citation needed]

The downward escalators pour would-be passengers into the crowd of alighting passengers, creating a dangerous situation every two minutes during rush hour.

G Ground level Exits
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
Entrance/exit vestibule
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2      Island Line towards Kennedy Town (Tin Hau)


The longest escalators in the MTR system 

Entrances and exits[edit]

There are two exits at Fortress Hill station. Both are located on the same side of King's Road (英皇道) but on opposite ends of the Fortress Metro Tower, a high-rise residential complex.[2]


  1. ^ "Fortress Hill Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fortress Hill Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.