Kwai Hing station

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Kwai Hing

葵興
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Kwai Hing Station 2014 03 part8.JPG
Platform 2 of Kwai Hing station
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Hanyu PinyinKuíxīng
Cantonese YaleKwàihīng
Literal meaningProsperous Sunflower
General information
LocationKwai Hing Road, Kwai Chung
Kwai Tsing District
Hong Kong
Coordinates22°21′48″N 114°07′52″E / 22.3632°N 114.1312°E / 22.3632; 114.1312Coordinates: 22°21′48″N 114°07′52″E / 22.3632°N 114.1312°E / 22.3632; 114.1312
Owned byMTR office
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms2 (2 side platforms)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, public light bus
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeKWH
History
Opened
  • 10 May 1982; 40 years ago (1982-05-10)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Kwai Fong
towards Central
Tsuen Wan line Tai Wo Hau
towards Tsuen Wan
Track layout
1
2
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Kwai Hing
Location within the MTR system

Kwai Hing (Chinese: 葵興) is an elevated railway station on the Tsuen Wan line of Hong Kong MTR system. It is named after the nearest public housing estate, and is between Kwai Fong and Tai Wo Hau stations.

Opened on 10 May 1982, it forced most direct bus services into Kowloon to be cancelled. Nevertheless, the station provides a convenient transport service to local residents, also attracting local shuttle services with nearby settlements and factories.

Below the platforms is a small transport interchange. This interchange is saturated with traffic, due to traffic diverted from the increasingly crowded Kwai Fong station.

History[edit]

Kwai Hing station opened on 10 May 1982, in sync with Tsuen Wan line. There has been no new changes since, other than the fitting of Platform Screen Doors.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Tsuen Wan line towards Central (Kwai Fong)
Platform 1      Tsuen Wan line towards Tsuen Wan (Tai Wo Hau)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
C Concourse Exits, transport interchange
Customer services, MTRshops
Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, automatic teller machines
Exterior view of Kwai Hing station

The tracks of platform 1 and 2 are located side by side in the middle of the station. Unlike the island platforms common to most MTR stations, Kwai Hing uses two side platforms and passengers have to ride different escalators from the concourse up to the correct platform for the destination they wish to go to.[1]

Kwai Hing station is one of the three elevated stations on the Tsuen Wan line. (The others are Lai King and Kwai Fong stations.) The structure of Kwai Hing station is very similar to that of Kwai Fong station.

Entrances/Exits[edit]

  • A: Kwai Hing Estate, Kwai Hing Road, Millennium Trade Centre, Kwai Chung Centre, Kwai Chun Court
  • B: Transport Interchange, Kwai Hing Government Offices Wheelchair user access
  • C: Kwai Hong Court Wheelchair user access
  • D: Sun Kwai Hing Gardens
  • E: Kowloon Commerce Centre Wheelchair user access[2]

References[edit]

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