Kennedy Town Station

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Kennedy Town
堅尼地城
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Kennedy Town Station 2015 part1.jpg
Platform 1
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 堅尼地城
Simplified Chinese 坚尼地城
General information
Location Smithfield/Forbes Street, Kennedy Town
Central and Western District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°16′52″N 114°07′43″E / 22.2812°N 114.1285°E / 22.2812; 114.1285Coordinates: 22°16′52″N 114°07′43″E / 22.2812°N 114.1285°E / 22.2812; 114.1285
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 2 (side platforms)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code KET
History
Opened
  • 28 December 2014 (2014-12-28)[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
Terminus Island Line
towards Chai Wan
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Kennedy Town
Location within the MTR system

Kennedy Town (Chinese: 堅尼地城) is the western terminus of the Island Line. The station serves the Kennedy Town area on the northwestern end of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.

Planning[edit]

Track layout
2
1
to HKU

When the station first appeared in Hong Kong Mass Transit: Further Studies in 1970, it was simply known as Kennedy (Chinese: 堅尼地). It was to be built as part of the Island Line in the 1980s, but construction of the line did not commence westwards beyond Sheung Wan, citing inadequate passengers and technical difficulties by contractors.

Under the latest proposal as of June 2005, Kennedy Town would be served by West Island Line as an extension of the Island Line, a heavy rail system, instead of being served by a medium capacity rail shared by commuters from Southern District, after pressure from local community groups.

Construction[edit]

The station was designed by TFP Farrells.[2] The contract to construct the station and overrun tunnel was awarded to Gammon Construction (half owned by Balfour Beatty) for HK$1.34 billion.[3] The overrun tunnel is 650 metres in length.[3] Construction commenced in 2010 and was completed in 2014. Demolition of the swimming pool, which occupied the bulk of the station site, was underway by 2011. The re-provisioning contract for the new Kennedy Town Swimming Pool was awarded to Paul Y. Construction Company Ltd in July 2009 and was finished in 2011 near the Kennedy Town seafront.[4]

Station layout[edit]

The station is located under the site of the previous Kennedy Town Swimming Pool located on Smithfield.[5] There is a public transport interchange at the ground level of the station.

West of the station, the two tracks merge into one track and there is a siding for Island Line trains to change direction.

G Ground level Exits/Entrances, public transport interchange
C Concourse Customer Service, MTRShops
P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1      Island Line towards Chai Wan (HKU)
Wall
Platform 2      Island Line termination platform
Side platform, doors will open on the left

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Entrances/exits[edit]

  • A Wheelchair user access: Smithfield (Minibus terminal)
  • B Wheelchair user access: Rock Hill Road, North Street
  • C: Forbes Street, Smithfield, Kennedy Town Playground[7][8]

Community Facilities[edit]

References[edit]