Kai Tak station

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Kai Tak

啟德
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Kai Tak Station Exit A 202002.jpg
Exit A (February 2020)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese启德
Cantonese YaleKáidāk
General information
LocationConcorde Road, Kai Tak Development Area
Kowloon City District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°19′49″N 114°11′58″E / 22.3304°N 114.1994°E / 22.3304; 114.1994Coordinates: 22°19′49″N 114°11′58″E / 22.3304°N 114.1994°E / 22.3304; 114.1994
Owned byKCR Corporation
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeKAT
History
Opened14 February 2020; 14 months ago (2020-02-14)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Diamond Hill
towards Wu Kai Sha
Tuen Ma line
phase 1
Terminus
Future
Diamond Hill
towards Wu Kai Sha
Tuen Ma line
Sung Wong Toi
towards Tuen Mun
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Kai Tak
Location within the MTR system

Kai Tak (Chinese: 啟德) is an underground MTR rapid transit station located on the Tuen Ma line, in the Kai Tak Development area of Hong Kong (near the old east apron of the former Kai Tak Airport in Kowloon City District). The station was opened on 14 February 2020 along with the rest of the Tuen Ma line Phase 1. It will provide access to the multi-purpose Kai Tak Sports Park, currently under construction, as well as other facilities. The station was built as part of the Sha Tin to Central Link (SCL).[1]

History[edit]

The contract to construct Kai Tak station (and the approach tunnels), valued at HK$1,422,000,000, was awarded on 25 April 2013 to the Kaden-Chun Wo joint venture.[2] The station was built using the cut-and-cover method. A topping-out ceremony was held on 16 July 2015. It was the second SCL station to be topped out, after Hin Keng.[3]

The station opened on 14 February 2020.[4]

The station was temporarily closed on 17 July 2020 after a wartime bomb was found nearby.[5] The station reopened on the next day morning.

Features[edit]

The station includes an artwork within the adit leading to Exit A. Entitled Memories of Kai Tak – 1925–1998, the piece comprises a display of more than 30 photos and other materials related to the former Kai Tak Airport. It was designed by Cliff Dunnaway, author of two books about Hong Kong's aviation history.[6]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two levels: a concourse level above a lower level with an island platform.[7]

As of 2020, Kai Tak station is currently the southern terminus of the Tuen Ma line Phase 1. Trains currently both terminate at and depart from platform 2 - southbound Tuen Ma line trains use the crossover track located just north of the station to switch to the northbound track. Platform 1 will remain out of service until the full opening of the line in the third quarter of 2021.

G Ground level Exits
C Concourse Customer service, MTRshops
P
Platforms
Siding No passenger service[8]
Platform 1      Tuen Ma line reserved platform
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Tuen Ma line towards Wu Kai Sha (Diamond Hill)

[9]

Exits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scandal-hit HK$99 billion Sha Tin-Central rail link set for 2020 opening". South China Morning Post. 27 October 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  2. ^ "MTR - Shatin to Central Link - Construction - Major Contracts Awarded". www.mtr-shatincentrallink.hk. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Main Structure of Shatin to Central Link's Kai Tak Station Completed" (PDF). MTR Corporation. 16 July 2015.
  4. ^ "MTR opens phase one of the Tuen Ma Line". RTHK. 14 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Police dismantle 45kg US wartime bomb at Kai Tak - RTHK". news.rthk.hk. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Time Tunnel at MTR Kai Tak Station Takes Passengers Back to Old Kai Tak" (PDF). MTR Corporation. 20 April 2020.
  7. ^ 九龍城區區議會沙中綫區議會諮詢文件 (in Chinese), MTR Corporation, 1 June 2009.
  8. ^ 沙中線環評報告 197/2011號 (PDF) (in Chinese). Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Kai Tak Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 16 February 2020.