Lei Tung Station

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Lei Tung
利東
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Entrance and exit B of Lei Tung Station in November 2016.jpg
Lei Tung Station Exit B
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 利東
Simplified Chinese 利东
General information
Location Lei Tung Estate Road, Ap Lei Chau
Southern District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°14′32″N 114°09′22″E / 22.2421°N 114.1562°E / 22.2421; 114.1562Coordinates: 22°14′32″N 114°09′22″E / 22.2421°N 114.1562°E / 22.2421; 114.1562
Owned by MTR Corporation
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 2 (1 island platform)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Underground
Other information
Station code LET
History
Opened 28 December 2016[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards Admiralty
South Island Line
Terminus
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Lei Tung
Location within the MTR system

Lei Tung (Chinese: 利東) is an underground MTR rapid transit station in Hong Kong on the eastern section of the South Island Line, located beside Mount Johnston on Ap Lei Chau in Southern District. The station is named after the adjacent housing estate of the same name, which it serves in addition to Ap Lei Chau Main Street. The station is located below Yue On Court and Lei Tung Estate, and opened on 28 December 2016[1] with the rest of the South Island Line. It is the southernmost railway station in Hong Kong.

History[edit]

The station was built by the LeightonJohn Holland Joint Venture under a contract numbered 904, awarded May 2011, which also included South Horizons Station and sections of running tunnel.[2] It was constructed using the drill-and-blast method.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exits
L7 Concourse Customer service, MTRShops, vending machines, ATMs
Octopus Add Value Machine
L8
Platforms
Platform 2      South Island Line towards Admiralty (Wong Chuk Hang)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1      South Island Line towards South Horizons (Terminus)
Lei Tung Station Exit A1
Lei Tung Station Exit A2 construction site

The station is underground with two tracks and an island platform.[4] North of the station, the line rises onto Aberdeen Channel Bridge, a railway bridge designed by Atkins Global that spans the Aberdeen Channel.[5]

Artworks in the station are Dawn of a New Day and Journeys Along the South Island Line (East) by local children under the respective leadership of Castaly Leung Ching-man and Sum Sum Tse. The art is located in the passageway to exit A, as well as the concourse and lift cars of exit B.[4][6]

Entrances/exits[edit]

Lei Tung Station has three exits. The exit to Lei Tung Estate Bus Terminal is connected to the concourse by lifts instead of escalators, due to the 40-metre (130 ft) depth of the platforms. Passage from exit A to exit B does not require entering the paid area.[4]

  • A1: Ap Lei Chau Main Street (ground level) Wheelchair user access[4]
  • A2: Ap Lei Chau Bridge Road (accessed by lift) Wheelchair user access[4]
  • B: Lei Tung Estate, Lei Tung Commercial Centre, taxi stand, bus terminal (all entry/exit by 4 lifts) Wheelchair user access[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MTR's South Island Line to open on December 28". RTHK. 5 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Progress Update". South Island Line. MTR Corporation. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "South Island Line (East) Rail Project Contract 904". Leighton Asia. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "MTR - South Island Line> Station Information > Lei Tung Station". www.mtr-southislandline.hk. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  5. ^ "Design of Aberdeen Channel Bridge, Hong Kong" (PDF). atkinsglobal.com. Atkins Global. 2011. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  6. ^ "港鐵車站藝術計劃及進展 / Approach and Updates of MTR Art Programme" (PDF). legco.gov.hk. MTR Corporation. January 2013. p. 45–46. Retrieved 1 November 2016.