Kowloon Tong Station

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Kowloon Tong
九龍塘
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Kowloon Tong Station 2013.JPG
Platform 1 (East Rail Line)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 九龍
Simplified Chinese 九龙
Cantonese Yale Gáulùngtòng
Hanyu Pinyin Jiǔlóngtáng
General information
Location Suffolk Road × To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong
Kowloon City District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°20′13″N 114°10′34″E / 22.3370°N 114.1762°E / 22.3370; 114.1762Coordinates: 22°20′13″N 114°10′34″E / 22.3370°N 114.1762°E / 22.3370; 114.1762
Owned by MTR Corporation (Kwun Tong Line); Kowloon–Canton Railway Corporation (East Rail Line)
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 4 (1 island platform (Kwun Tong Line) and 2 side platforms (East Rail Line))
Connections Bus, public light bus
Construction
Structure type Underground (Kwun Tong Line); at-grade (East Rail Line)
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened
  • 1 October 1979 (1979-10) (Kwun Tong Line)
  • 4 May 1982 (1982-05-04) (East Rail Line)
Electrified 1983 (East Rail Line)
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards Whampoa
Kwun Tong Line
towards Tiu Keng Leng
towards Hung Hom
East Rail Line
towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Kowloon Tong
Location within the MTR system
Track layout
to Tai Wai
Beacon Hill Tunnel
portal
1
1
to Lok Fu
to Shek Kip Mei
2
2
to Mong Kok East

Kowloon Tong (Chinese: 九龍塘; Cantonese Yale: Gáulùngtòng) is a station on MTR's Kwun Tong Line and East Rail Line in New Kowloon, Hong Kong. The station serves Kowloon Tong and its vicinity, including Yau Yat Tsuen, the Festival Walk shopping centre, City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University.

This station serves as one of the two interchange stations for the East Rail Line, leading up to the New Territories and entry point to mainland China. Therefore, it is one of the busiest stations in the system. The load of Kowloon Tong station was heavily reduced, when a new interchange station was built at Tsim Sha Tsui/East Tsim Sha Tsui. It is because, prior to the commissioning of the KCR East Rail extension to East Tsim Sha Tsui station, Kowloon Tong station was the only station offering such interchange to passengers.

A new concourse for East Rail Line was opened on 15 April 2004 to increase its capacity.

On 28 September 2008, turnstiles separating the respective concourse of Kwun Tong Line and East Rail Line were removed.

Station layout[edit]

Kwun Tong Line concourse
Kwun Tong Line platforms
decorations in East Rail Line platforms
East Rail Line platforms

There is a reserved space for a track connecting the East Rail Line and the Kwun Tong Line in the westbound tunnel just outside Kowloon Tong station towards Shek Kip Mei. The space was originally designed to allow Metro-Cammells to be transferred to the Kwun Tong Line when they were unloaded at Hung Hom, but the track was never built as the MTR decided to use lorries to carry all of its train carriages to the Kowloon Bay Depot.[1]

Note that the platforms for both the East Rail Line and the Kwun Tong Line are called platforms 1 and 2.

U Overlying Buildings Education Bureau Kowloon Education Service Centre
Footbridge East Rail Line
platforms
footbridge connecting East Rail Line platforms,
Festival Walk, Suffolk Road
G
Platforms
(Ground)
Exit H Exit, customer service, MTR Shops
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1      East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Tai Wai)
Platform 2      East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Mong Kok East)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Exit G Exit, transport interchange, taxi stand
Customer service, MTR Shops
Kwun Tong Line
concourse
Exits, Transport Interchange
C East Rail Line
Northern concourse
Customer service, MTR Shops, toilets
Vending machines, ATMs
Kwun Tong Line
concourse
Customer Service, Vending machines, ATMs
MTR Shops, Octopus promotion machine
iCentre free internet service
East Rail Line
Southern concourse
Customer service, toilets, MTR Shops
Automatic teller machines
Platforms Platform 1      Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Lok Fu)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2      Kwun Tong Line towards Whampoa (Shek Kip Mei)

[2]

Entrances and exits[edit]

A pedestrian walkway connects the station with Festival Walk, a major shopping centre.[3]

Kwun Tong Line concourse
East Rail Line southern concourse
  • D: Public Transport Interchange Wheelchair user access[3]
East Rail Line northern concourse
  • F: Kent Road Wheelchair user access[3]
East Rail Line platform 2 (ground level)
  • G1: To Fuk Road Wheelchair user access
  • G2: Festival Walk[3]
East Rail Line platform 1 (ground level)
  • H: Hong Kong Productivity Council Wheelchair user access[3]

Exit H is also accessible from the East Rail Line northern concourse. It is possible to walk between Exit A and E in the vicinity of the station without entering the paid area. The same goes for Exit B, C, F and H.

Transport connections[edit]

Minibus Routes

To Academic Community Hall/Broadcast Drive/Baptist University:

  • 29A

To Beacon Hill:

  • 29B

To Kowloon City:

  • 25M

To Baptist University:

  • 25MS

To World Wide Gardens:

  • 61M
Kowloon Tong Railway Station Bus Terminus (Exits B, E)

To Hin King Estate/ Sun Tin Wai Estate:

  • 281M

To Sui Wo Court:

  • 80M

References[edit]

  1. ^ 地鐵神秘景點 – Hong Kong Railway Engineering Centre.
  2. ^ "Kowloon Tong Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Kowloon Tong Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 28 July 2014.