Po Lam Station

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Po Lam
寶琳
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Po Lam Station 2014 05 part1.JPG
Platform 1
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 寶琳
Simplified Chinese 宝琳
Literal meaning Precious Gem
General information
Location Po Lam
Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°19′21″N 114°15′29″E / 22.3224°N 114.258°E / 22.3224; 114.258Coordinates: 22°19′21″N 114°15′29″E / 22.3224°N 114.258°E / 22.3224; 114.258
Owned by MTR Corporation
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 1 (1 side platform)
Tracks 1
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code POA
History
Opened
  • 18 August 2002 (2002-08-18)
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards North Point
Tseung Kwan O Line
Terminus
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Po Lam
Location within the MTR system

Po Lam (Chinese: 寶琳) is an MTR station located in Po Lam, in the New Territories of Hong Kong. It is the northern terminus of the Tseung Kwan O Line. The next station on the line is Hang Hau. Although the station is at ground level, it is covered, though not completely sealed, from the outside.

The station's main entrance is on Mau Yip Road, where five pedestrian footbridges link the station to a public transport interchange for ground transport. It is possible to directly access Metro City and The Pinnacle from the concourse of the station. Another footbridge crosses Po Fung Road and enables direct access from Po Lam Estate, Yan Ming Court and Verbena Heights.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
1
Siding
to Hang Hau
L2
Footbridge
Footbridge Exits, MTRShops
Vending machines, ATMs
Footbridge Metro City Phase 2 and 3, Po Lam Estate, Transportation Interchange
Footbridge Footbridges to rooftop garden, The Pinnacle, King Lam Estate
Tseung Kwan O Public Library, Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool
L1
Ground
Concourse/
Platforms
Platform 1      Tseung Kwan O Line towards North Point (Hang Hau)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Concourse Exits, Customer Service, MTR Shops
Vending machines
Octopus Card Promotion Machines
The concourse
Exit C

Unlike most MTR stations, the concourse, gates and platform are at the same level; and there is only one platform from which trains depart, in the same direction as they arrived. This necessitates the halting of trains from Hang Hau midway between the stations while a train currently at the station departs. At the same time, trains arriving at Po Lam stay for a much shorter time before departing, when compared to other MTR terminals. The single-track design (and the consequent lengthened train turnback time) limits the maximum train service frequency of the Tseung Kwan O Line.[1][2]

The original design of the station was to have two tracks sharing an island platform, and a concourse above the platforms. However, the MTRC, on the advice of the contractors, decided that the concourse would replace what was going to be the second track and part of the island platform. The MTRC decided on the current layout after realising that it would be unlikely that the Tseung Kwan O Line would to be extended beyond Po Lam, as well as to save construction costs. With the current layout, passengers can enter or exit the station from the platform in less than one minute.

Just south of the station (but north of the point where the line narrows from two to one track), there is a siding that splits from the line.[3]

Entrances/exits[edit]

  • A1: Metro City Plaza III Wheelchair user access
  • A2: Metro City Plaza II Wheelchair user access
  • B1: Metro City Plaza II
  • B2: Metro City Plaza I
  • B3: King Lam Estate
  • C: Mau Yip Road Wheelchair user access

Transport connections[edit]

Minibus routes[edit]

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Bus routes[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Po Lam Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Supplementary Information on Tseung Kwan O Extension (Phase II) Service" (PDF). Legislative Council Panel on Transport. July 2009. 
  3. ^ MTR Track Diagram, hk365day.com. Accessed 2016-06-09.
  4. ^ a b "Po Lam Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 

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