Mong Kok station

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Mong Kok
旺角
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Mong Kok Station 2014 02 part1.JPG
Platform 4
Chinese name
Chinese旺角
Cantonese YaleWohng gok
Hanyu PinyinWàngjiǎo
Literal meaningFlourishing corner
General information
LocationNathan Road × Argyle Street, Mong Kok
Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°19′09″N 114°10′10″E / 22.3192°N 114.1694°E / 22.3192; 114.1694Coordinates: 22°19′09″N 114°10′10″E / 22.3192°N 114.1694°E / 22.3192; 114.1694
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms4 (island platforms)
ConnectionsBus, Red Minibus (紅van), Green Minibus (綠van)
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeMOK
History
Opened
  • 31 December 1979 (1979-12-31) (Kwun Tong Line)
  • 10 May 1982 (1982-05-10) (Tsuen Wan Line)
Previous namesArgyle
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Yau Ma Tei
towards Central
Tsuen Wan line Prince Edward
towards Tsuen Wan
Yau Ma Tei
towards Whampoa
Kwun Tong line Prince Edward
Route map
1
4
P1 (upper)
Prince Edward
2
3
P2 (lower)
3
4
P1 (upper)
Mong Kok
1
2
P2 (lower)
2
3
P1 (upper)
Yau Ma Tei
1
4
P2 (lower)
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Mong Kok
Location within the MTR system

Mong Kok (Chinese: 旺角; Cantonese Yale: Wohng gok) is a rapid transit station on the Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan Line of the MTR system in Hong Kong. Being one of the oldest MTR stations, it is now used by more than 200,000 passengers daily. The colour scheme for Mong Kok is dim red. The station was initially named after Argyle Street as Argyle.

Location[edit]

Mong Kok Station is located in the neighbourhood with the same name in Kowloon, along Nathan Road at the intersection with Argyle Street. Major nearby places include MOKO, Langham Place, T.O.P. and the Pioneer Centre.[1] Mong Kok East Station is about 500 metres to the northeast.

History[edit]

Mong Kok Station opened on 31 December 1979, originally as part of the Kwun Tong Line. When the Tsuen Wan Line opened in 1982, this station became an interchange station between the two lines.

The station was originally named Argyle after Argyle Street, a major thoroughfare crossing over the station, during the planning stage and the first few years of operation. The name was changed to Mong Kok on May 31, 1985, when the Island Line was opened.

Station layout[edit]

Mong Kok Station serves as a cross-platform interchange for passengers changing between the Tsuen Wan Line and Kwun Tong Line for stations in the same direction. Opposite-direction interchange of the same two lines takes place at Prince Edward and Yau Ma Tei.

G Ground level Exits
C Concourse Customer Service, MTRshops
Vending machines, Automatic teller machines
Octopus Promotion Machine
P1
Platform
Platform 1      Tsuen Wan line towards Tsuen Wan (Prince Edward)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 3      Kwun Tong line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Prince Edward)
P2
Platform
Platform 2      Tsuen Wan line towards Central (Yau Ma Tei)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 4      Kwun Tong line towards Whampoa (Yau Ma Tei)

[2]

Panorama of P2 platforms

Entrances and exits[edit]

There are five exits at Mong Kok Station, all located within one block north and south of the intersection of Nathan Road and Argyle Street. Langham Place, a major shopping mall, is accessed through a short underground passage at exit C3.[1]

Transport connections[edit]

Minibus Routes[edit]

Green Minibuses

To Lok Man San Chuen:

  • 27M (Exit B2)

To Open University of Hong Kong:

  • 27M, 28M (Exit B2)

To Waterloo Hill:

  • 5M (Exit D3)

To Wyler Gardens:

  • 28M (Exit B2)

Red Minibuses

To Kowloon / New Territories

To Sai Kung

  • Dundas Street

To Lam Tin

  • Fa Yuen Street

To Kwun Tong

  • Sin Tat Plaza

To Ngau Tau Kok [9]

  • Dundas Street

To Yau Tong

  • Sin Tat Plaza

To To Kwa Wan

  • Sin Tat Plaza

To Kowloon Bay

  • Sin Tat Plaza

To Sau Mau Ping

  • Sin Tat Plaza

To Tsz Wan Shan

  • Sin Tat Plaza

To Kowloon City / Wong Tai Sin

  • Sin Tat Plaza

To Tsuen Wan (Fuk Loi Estate)

To Shek Lei Pui

  • Langham Place

To Shek Yam

  • Langham Place

To Lei Muk Shue

  • Langham Place

To Yuen Long / Tuen Mun

To Tai Po (Tai Wo Estate)

To Tai Po / Sheung Shui

To Kwai Chung Estate / Tai Wo Hau

To Kwai Shing

To Shek Wai Kok / Cheung Shan

To Hung Hom [71]

To Hung Hom / To Kwa Wan

To Mei Foo

To Oi Man

To Ho Man Tin

Cross Harbour

To Shek O

To Shau Kei Wan

To Wah Fu / Aberdeen

To Sai Wan

To Wan Chai

  • Bank Centre (銀行中心)
  • 12:00 AM – 06:00 AM

Bus Routes[edit]

To Ping Shek:

  • 9 (Exit D2)

To Choi Wan:

  • 10 (Exit D2)

To Po Tat:

  • 13D (Exit D2)

To Lam Tin (Kwong Tin Estate):

  • 16 (Exit D2)

To Ho Man Tin:

  • 18, 41, 45 (Exit B2)

MTR East Rail Line[edit]

Mong Kok East Station and Mong Kok Station are considerably far apart. To reach Mong Kok East from Mong Kok, use exit B3, walk up the Mong Kok Road Footbridge System, and go via Grand Century Plaza to reach Mong Kok East.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mong Kok Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Mong Kok Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 July 2014.