Kwun Tong Station

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Kwun Tong
觀塘
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Kwun Tong Station 2014 04.JPG
Platform 1
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 觀塘
Simplified Chinese 观塘
Literal meaning Sighting Pond
General information
Location Kwun Tong Road Interchange, Kwun Tong
Kwun Tong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°18′44″N 114°13′35″E / 22.3121°N 114.2265°E / 22.3121; 114.2265Coordinates: 22°18′44″N 114°13′35″E / 22.3121°N 114.2265°E / 22.3121; 114.2265
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 2 (island platform)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened
  • 1 October 1979 (1979-10)
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards Yau Ma Tei
Kwun Tong Line
towards Tiu Keng Leng
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Kwun Tong
Location within the MTR system
The road tunnel built beneath Kwun Tong station

Kwun Tong is a station on the MTR Kwun Tong Line in Hong Kong. The station was opened in 1979 as the eastern terminus of the first phase of the MTR network, called the "Modified Initial System", until Lam Tin Station opened in 1989. It is located in the Kwun Tong area, between Lam Tin and Ngau Tau Kok stations.

The station is elevated and open-air, unlike almost every other station in the system. Only Ngau Tau Kok and Kowloon Bay stations are like this. Due to difficulties in installing platform screen doors (PSDs) in above ground stations, the MTR decided not to install PSDs in this station. However, due to recent accidents of falling into the tracks, the MTR has installed automatic platform gates (APGs) on the station's platforms in 2011.

It is located far away from most residential areas, causing many residents of Kwun Tong to take other means of transport in order to reach the station. There is a shopping centre and office tower, named apm Millennium City 5, connected to the station.

Beneath the station building is a road tunnel which diverts traffic along Kwun Tong Road from the roundabout around the station.

Station layout[edit]

Platforms 1 and 2 share the same island platform, and it is curved, so the gap is large. Before Lam Tin station was opened, platform 1 was also used for departing westbound trains. After midnight, platform 1 is the termination platform of the Kwun Tong Line, so trains can return to Kowloon Bay Depot.

P
Platforms
Platform 1      Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Lam Tin)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2      Kwun Tong Line towards Yau Ma Tei (Ngau Tau Kok)
C Concourse Customer service, MTRshops
Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, automatic teller machines
Octopus promotion machine
G Ground level Exits
-
- Kwun Tong Road Tunnel

[1]

Entrances/exits[edit]

  • A1: Yue Man Square Wheelchair user access
  • A2: Millennium City 5, APM Mall Wheelchair user access
  • B1: Kwun Tong Ferry Pier Harbourfront
  • B2: Kwun Tong Plaza
  • B3: Crocodile Center
  • C1: Yuet Wah Street
  • C2: Lei Yue Mun Road
  • C3: Hip Wo Street
  • D1: Bus Terminus
  • D2: Hip Wo Street Wheelchair user access
  • D3: Hoi Yuen Road
  • D4: Kwun Tong Industrial Centre[2]

Transport connections[edit]

Public light bus routes[edit]

To Cha Kwo Leng:

  • 23B (Exit A1)

To United Christian Hospital:

  • 50 (Exit A1)

To Hiu Lai Court/Upper Sau Mau Ping:

  • 34M (Exit A1)

To Hong Lee Court(Crocodile Hill):

  • 36A (Exit A1)

To Lok Wah Estate:

  • 22M (Exit A1)

To Tsui Ping Estate:

  • 59M (Exit C3)

Bus routes[edit]

To Hing Tin Estate / Kai Tin Estate:

  • 16M (Exit D1)

To Po Tat Estate / Sau Mau Ping Estate:

  • 13M (Exit D1)

To Lek Yuen Estate / New Town Plaza (Sha Tin)

  • 89

To Sha Kok Estate / Pok Hong Estate / Sha Tin Wai / Tai Wai

  • 89B

To Sha Tin Station / City One

  • 89X

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kwun Tong Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kwun Tong Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 25 July 2014.