Mong Kok East Station

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For the other MTR station in Mong Kok, see Mong Kok Station.
"Yaumati Station" redirects here. For the other MTR station, see Yau Ma Tei Station.
Mong Kok East
旺角東
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
MTR MKK (5).JPG
Station exterior (from Yim Po Fong Street)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 旺角東
Simplified Chinese 旺角东
Literal meaning Flourishing Corner East
General information
Location Luen Wan Street/Argyle Street, Mong Kok
Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°19′20″N 114°10′22″E / 22.3222°N 114.1728°E / 22.3222; 114.1728Coordinates: 22°19′20″N 114°10′22″E / 22.3222°N 114.1728°E / 22.3222; 114.1728
Owned by Kowloon–Canton Railway Corporation
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 3 (1 side platform and 1 island platform)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Construction
Structure type On embankment
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code MKK
History
Opened
  • 1 October 1910 (1910-10)
Rebuilt 4 May 1982
Electrified 1983
Previous names Mong Kok, Yaumati
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
Terminus
East Rail Line
towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Mong Kok East
Location within the MTR system

Mong Kok East (Chinese: 旺角東) – formerly Yaumati (油麻地) and Mong Kok (旺角) – is a station on Hong Kong's East Rail Line. Only out-of-system interchange is available with Kwun Tong Line and Tsuen Wan Line at Mong Kok Station via a footbridge. The station is connected to Grand Century Place, a large shopping mall.

Although the station is in the same region and quite close to Mong Kok Station, the fares are quite different from each other.

History[edit]

Platforms

The station, initially named Yaumati, was constructed on 1 October 1910 to cope with the opening of the British Section of Kowloon-Canton Railway.[1] The station was later renamed as Mong Kok. In 1983, the station was rebuilt. A temporary station was in use just to the south (towards Hung Hom) during reconstruction. After the takeover of KCR operations by the MTR Corporation on 2 December 2007, the station was renamed to Mong Kok East. Following the MTR-KCR merger, this station shared a name with the separate Mong Kok Station on the Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong lines.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Kowloon Tong
Prince Edward Rd
Mong Kok freight yard
Luen Wan St
Argyle St
Waterloo Rd
to Hung Hom

Platform 1 is the terminus platform for some southbound trains during peak hours. The platforms are curved and the platform gap is relatively large compared to other MTR stations.

- Overlaying properties Grand Century Place
M Mezzanine Staff only area, MTRShop (MX Fastfood)
C Concourse Exits, a transport interchange
Customer Service Centres, toilets
shops, vending machines, ATMs
P
Platforms
Platform 1      East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Kowloon Tong)
     East Rail Line termination platform (some rush-hour trips) →
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Platform 2      East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Kowloon Tong)
Platform 3      East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the left

[2]

Entrances/exits[edit]

Mong Kok East Station, Exit D

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Transport connections[edit]

Minibus Routes[edit]

To Cosmopolitan Estate:

  • 12A (Exit B)

To Metro Harbour View:

  • 12B (Exit B)

To Park Avenue:

  • 79K (Exit B)

Bus Routes[edit]

To Po Lam:

  • 93K (Exit C)

To Tsing Yi Estate:

  • 44 (Exit C)

To Siu Hong Court:

  • 67X (Exit C)

To Tuen Mun (Leung King Estate):

  • 58X (Exit C)

To Tuen Mun Pier:

  • 59X (Exit C)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hong Kong transport timeline
  2. ^ "Mong Kok East Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Mong Kok East Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 February 2015.