Lai King station

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Lai King

茘景
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Lai King Station Tsuen Wan Line platforms 2021 08 part2.jpg
Platform 2
Chinese name
Chinese
Cantonese YaleLaih gíng
Literal meaningLychee View
General information
LocationBetween Yin Lai Court and Yeung King House, Lai King Estate, Kwai Chung
Kwai Tsing District
Hong Kong
Coordinates22°20′54″N 114°07′34″E / 22.3484°N 114.1261°E / 22.3484; 114.1261Coordinates: 22°20′54″N 114°07′34″E / 22.3484°N 114.1261°E / 22.3484; 114.1261
Owned byMTR Corporation
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms4 (2 island platforms)
Tracks6
Connections
Construction
Structure type
  • Upper platforms: Elevated
  • Lower platforms: At-grade/underground
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeLAK
History
Opened
Electrified1.5 kV DC (Overhead line)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Mei Foo
towards Central
Tsuen Wan line Kwai Fong
towards Tsuen Wan
Nam Cheong
towards Hong Kong
Tung Chung line Tsing Yi
towards Tung Chung
     Airport Express does not stop here
Track layout
1
3
4
2
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Lai King
Location within the MTR system

Lai King is an MTR rapid transit station in the suburb of Lai King in the Kwai Tsing District. The station is located above ground on a viaduct and is an interchange for the Tsuen Wan and Tung Chung lines.

The Chinese name of the station uses the classical character of instead of the contemporary version of . The former is regarded as orthodox per the Kangxi dictionary. The same goes for Lai Chi Kok station which shares the same character.

History[edit]

Lai King was opened on 10 May 1982 as an intermediate stop on the Tsuen Wan line. The station was built to serve the adjacent public housing complex and the container terminal on the coast. When the rail link to Lantau Island was announced, Lai King was chosen to be the interchange between the Tsuen Wan line and the then proposed Tung Chung line.

During the construction of the Tung Chung line platforms, the layout of the station was significantly altered. New tracks were added above the existing tracks to provide a cross-platform interchange between the Tung Chung and Tsuen Wan lines. The outbound Tsuen Wan line trains now stops on the same level as the outbound Tung Chung line trains, and the same goes for the inbound services.

An additional pair of tracks was constructed to permit the Airport Express trains to bypass Lai King without stopping. The station is made up of six tracks with four platforms.

The station has opened a toilet on 31 October 2019.

Station layout[edit]

Outbound (Tung Chung-bound) passengers on the Tung Chung line can walk across the platform at Lai King to board the Tsuen Wan line trains for destinations in Kwai Chung and Tsuen Wan.

Those who are travelling to Central and Hong Kong Island from Kwai Chung and Tsuen Wan can transfer at Lai King, across the platform, for an express service on the Tung Chung line. Given both the Tsuen Wan line and Tung Chung line trains terminate at the Central & Hong Kong station complex, most passenger opt for the latter as it makes fewer stops. As a result, the station is often crowded at peak hours given the number of transfer passengers.[citation needed]

G Ground Exit A1 (Lai King Hill Road)
L1 Passageway Exits A2, A3, C (Yin Lai Court, Lai King Estate)
L3 Platform 1      Tsuen Wan line towards Tsuen Wan (Kwai Fong)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for Tsuen Wan line and right for Tung Chung line
Platform 3      Tung Chung line towards Tung Chung (Tsing Yi)
L4 Upper concourse Exits, MTR Shops, automatic teller machines
Lower concourse Exits, customer service
MTR Shops, Hang Seng Bank, automatic teller machines
L5 Platform 2      Tsuen Wan line towards Central (Mei Foo)
Island platform, doors will open on the right for Tsuen Wan line and left for Tung Chung line
Platform 4      Tung Chung line towards Hong Kong (Nam Cheong)
Airport Express      Airport Express does not stop here →
Airport Express      Airport Express does not stop here

[1]

L3 platforms
Tung Chung line Platform 4
Exit A1
Exit B

Entrances/exits[edit]

References[edit]

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