Lam Tin Station

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Lam Tin
MTR rapid transit station
Lam Tin Station 2014 04 part1.JPG
Platform 1
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 藍田
Simplified Chinese 蓝田
Literal meaning Blue field
General information
Location Lei Yue Mun Road, Lam Tin
Kwun Tong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°18′24″N 114°13′59″E / 22.3068°N 114.2330°E / 22.3068; 114.2330Coordinates: 22°18′24″N 114°13′59″E / 22.3068°N 114.2330°E / 22.3068; 114.2330
Operated by MTR Corporation
Platforms 2 (island platform)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Structure type At-grade
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code LAT
  • 1 October 1989 (1989-10)
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Yau Ma Tei
Kwun Tong Line
towards Tiu Keng Leng
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Lam Tin
Location within the MTR system
Lam Tin Station Concourse
Customer service centre - note that there is only one operator serving both queues

Lam Tin is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Kwun Tong Line built as a part of the extension to Quarry Bay. The station is linked to the hillside community of the Lam Tin area by a series of escalators.


In the 1980s, the Eastern Harbour Crossing (EHC or EHT) was planned by the colonial government. Following the successful performance of the MTR since 1978, the government decided to extend the Kwun Tong Line through a new tunnel to Quarry Bay.

It was later decided that before the entrance to the tunnel, trains would stop at a station in the Lam Tin Valley, where it goes into the Sai Tso Wan Hill and then underground to the entrance of the tunnel.

The station was opened in October 1989. As part of his official visit with then Princess of Wales to Hong Kong, the Prince of Wales officiated the opening of the station, in which a commemorative plaque remains on display to this day.

After the opening of the EHC, Lam Tin, with the MTR station and bus terminals, became a crucial transport interchange in east Kowloon. The station serves passengers between Tseung Kwan O and other parts of Kowloon as well as between Hong Kong and Kowloon.

Platform screen doors have been in use since late August 2005.


Line Destination First train Last train
Kwun Tong Line Tiu Keng Leng 06:05 01:05
Yau Ma Tei 06:12 00:28
Choi Hung 01:11
Kwun Tong 01:20
Source: MTR[1]

Station layout[edit]

Platforms 1 and 2 share the same island platform. Like Lai King Station, Lam Tin Station is built on an elevated platform, in which half of the platform is immersed into the Lam Tin Hill[2][3] and so the station is sealed like other underground stations (but it is mixed as an elevated, ground level, and underground station).

The concourse is the first floor down the escalators from the hillside exits. It is divided into two parts: the paid area and the non-paid area. The paid area has escalators down to the platforms and has a postbox, while the non-paid area links the exits and houses a Hang Seng Bank branch.

Between the paid and non-paid areas there are the entrance gates and a customer service centre which serves both areas.

- Subway
(Kai Tin Road)
Subway to Kai Tin Road and Lam Tin North
Concourse Exits, footbridges
Customer service, MTRshops
Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, automatic teller machines
Footbridge Footbridge to Sceneway Garden
Transport interchange, Subway to Kai Tin Road
Platform 1       Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Yau Tong)
(No regular service: Quarry Bay)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2      Kwun Tong Line towards Yau Ma Tei (Kwun Tong)



Transport connections[edit]

Following the MTR station's opening in 1989, the area around Lam Tin Station has been developed into a major transportation interchange in Hong Kong. The shopping centre and Sceneway Plaza above the transportation interchange adjacent to the station were built on a site that used to be occupied by a hillside squatter village.

The original Lam Tin community has also seen several rebuilding projects since the station had been built. The interchange has brought in new residential and commercial demand in the community. The bus termini, the Lei Yue Mun Interchange, and other public transportation facilities had transformed the Lam Tin area into an important transportation hub as well as a commercial and residential centre.

These routes terminate at the Lam Tin MTR Bus Terminus:


  1. ^ "Lam Tin Station timetable" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Hong Kong Guide 2004, HKSAR Government, February 2004.
  3. ^ Hong Kong Guide 2005, HKSAR Government, April 2005.
  4. ^ "Lam Tin Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lam Tin Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.