Jordan station

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Jordan
佐敦
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Jordan Station 2014 03 part2.JPG
Platform 2
Chinese name
Chinese 佐敦
Hanyu Pinyin Zuǒdūn
Cantonese Yale Jódēun
General information
Location Nathan Road × Jordan Road, Kwun Chung
Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°18′18″N 114°10′18″E / 22.3049°N 114.1718°E / 22.3049; 114.1718Coordinates: 22°18′18″N 114°10′18″E / 22.3049°N 114.1718°E / 22.3049; 114.1718
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 2 (island platform)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code JOR
History
Opened
  • 16 December 1979 (1979-12-16) (Kwun Tong Line)
Services
Preceding station MTR logo.svg MTR Following station
Tsim Sha Tsui
towards Central
Tsuen Wan line Yau Ma Tei
towards Tsuen Wan
Route map

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2
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Jordan
Location within the MTR system

Jordan (Chinese: 佐敦; Cantonese Yale: Jódēun) is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Tsuen Wan Line. It has dark green and light green livery. It is named after Jordan Road.

Location[edit]

Jordan Station Concourse
Jordan Station Artwork "PERSIMMON"

Jordan Station is located in Jordan at the intersection of two main thoroughfares: Nathan Road and Jordan Road, the station eponymously named after the latter. The northern portion of Kowloon Park is only a few blocks south of the station and King's Park is about 250m northeast using Jordan Road.[1] A number of important hotels, buildings, and shopping centres are within walking distance of the station. These include the Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon Hong Kong, Baden-Powell International House, Eaton Hotel Hong Kong, and the Antiquities and Monuments Office.[1]

History[edit]

Jordan station opened on 16 December 1979 as part of the second phase of the Modified Initial System that extended the Kwun Tong Line from Shek Kip Mei to Tsim Sha Tsui. When the Tsuen Wan Line opened on 10 May 1982, the Kwun Tong Line was shortened and terminated at Yau Ma Tei, the first stop north of Jordan, and Jordan was transferred to the Tsuen Wan Line. In 2000, along with five other stations on the Tsuen Wan Line, Jordan became one of the first stations in the MTR network to be retrofitted with platform screen doors which aid in ventilation, crowd control and passenger safety.[2]

Station layout[edit]

Jordan is laid out similarly to many MTR stations. Passengers enter on the ground level and take escalators down to the concourse, and then one more level down to the centre island with two platforms.

G Ground level Exits
L1 Concourse Customer Service, MTRShops, Hang Seng Bank, vending machine, ATMs
Octopus promotion machine
L2
Platforms
Platform 1      Tsuen Wan line towards Tsuen Wan (Yau Ma Tei)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2      Tsuen Wan line towards Central (Tsim Sha Tsui)

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Entrances/exits[edit]

  • A: Yue Hwa Chinese Products
  • B: Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • C: Bowring Street
    • C1: Austin Road
    • C2: Bowring Street, Kwun Chung Municipal Services Building
  • D: Austin Road
  • E: Prudential Centre/ Pruton Prudential Hotel[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jordan Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hong Kong to retrofit platform screen doors". American Public Transportation Association. Archived from the original on 2006-10-23. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  3. ^ "Jordan Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 July 2014.