Kwun Tong Ferry Pier
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Kwun Tong Ferry Pier (Chinese: 觀塘碼頭) is a ferry pier situated on Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The pier was originally situated at Ngau Tau Kok called "Ngau Tau Kok Ferry Pier" (Chinese: 牛頭角碼頭), but during the 1960s, due to reclamation work, the pier was moved to Kwun Tong.
The ferry pier complex consists of three piers: a passenger ferry pier, a vehicular ferry pier and a public pier. Parts of the ground floor and upper floor of the vehicular ferry pier were used as Kwun Tong Driving School. There is a footbridge linking Kwun Tong Ferry Pier and Manulife Financial Centre.
The passenger ferry pier used to provide services to both Shau Kei Wan and North Point, but after the Shau Kei Wan service was terminated, its half of the ferry pier was converted into a supermarket. As business declined it also closed. Today it is no longer occupied, but is sometimes used as exhibition space.
But with the opening of the MTR and the opening of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, both the car and passenger numbers dwindled and the ferry services were terminated. However, ferry services between Kwun Tong, North Point and Mui Wo are still operated by Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry, as vehicles with dangerous goods are prohibited from using any one of the cross harbour tunnels.
Today, Fortune Ferry (Chinese: 富裕小輪) still provides a regular service between Kwun Tong and North Point via the Kai Tak Runway Park Pier. Foot passenger fare HK$5, bicycles $5.50; the journey time is approximately 12 minutes.
|Kowloon & New Territories buses|
|11D||Lok Fu||↔||Kwun Tong Ferry|
|23||Kwun Tong Ferry||↺||Shun Lee|
|40||Tsuen Wan (Nina Tower)||↔||Laguna City|
|74C||Kau Lung Hang||→||Kwun Tong Ferry||weekdays morning peak hour only|
|74D||Kau Lung Hang||↔||Kwun Tong Ferry|
|74X||Tai Po Central||↔||Kwun Tong Ferry|
|80||Mei Lam||↔||Kwun Tong Ferry|
|80P||Hin Keng||→||Kwun Tong Ferry||weekdays morning peak hour only|
|80X||Chun Shek||↔||Kwun Tong Ferry|
|83X||Wong Nai Tau||↔||Kwun Tong Ferry||weekdays peak hour and weekends daytime only|
|93A||Po Lam||↔||Kwun Tong Ferry|
|268C||Long Ping Railway Station||↔||Kwun Tong Ferry|
|269C||Tin Shui Wai Town Centre||↔||Kwun Tong Ferry|
|22A||Lok Wah Estate||↺||Kwun Tong Ferry|
|New Territories minibuses|
|103||Kwun Tong Ferry||↔||Clear Water Bay Second Beach|
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