Prince Edward station (MTR)

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Prince Edward

太子
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Prince Edward Station 2014 02 part1.JPG
Platforms 4 (foreground) and 3 (background)
Chinese name
Chinese太子
JyutpingTaai3zi2
Hanyu PinyinTàizǐ
Literal meaningPrince
General information
LocationNathan Road × Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok
Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°19′28″N 114°10′06″E / 22.3245°N 114.1683°E / 22.3245; 114.1683Coordinates: 22°19′28″N 114°10′06″E / 22.3245°N 114.1683°E / 22.3245; 114.1683
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms4 (island platforms)
ConnectionsBus, public light bus, Mainland coach
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codePRE
History
Opened
  • 10 May 1982 (1982-05-10)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Mong Kok
towards Central
Tsuen Wan line Sham Shui Po
towards Tsuen Wan
Mong Kok
towards Whampoa
Kwun Tong line Shek Kip Mei
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
Prince Edward
Location within the MTR system

Prince Edward (Chinese: 太子; Cantonese Yale: Taaijí) is a station of the MTR rapid transit system in Hong Kong. It is located in Mong Kok, Kowloon, under the intersection of Nathan Road and Prince Edward Road West. The station is named after this road.

History[edit]

As Prince Edward was primarily designed as a cross-platform interchange between the Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan lines, although the Kwun Tong Line tracks had already been laid in 1979, the station was not used until the opening of the Tsuen Wan Line on 10 May 1982. During the first week of operation, the station served only as an interchange with no exits to the concourse or street level.

Location[edit]

Prince Edward Station and Mong Kok Station are the two closest stations in Hong Kong. They are only about 400 metres apart and the train takes less than one minute to travel from one station to the other.

Station layout[edit]

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 (Sham Shui Po)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2      Kwun Tong line towards Whampoa (Mong Kok)
P2
Platform
Platform 4      Tsuen Wan line towards Central (Mong Kok)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 3      Kwun Tong line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Shek Kip Mei)

Prince Edward is an opposite-directional cross-platform interchange station for southbound Kwun Tong Line passengers going towards Tsuen Wan and southbound Tsuen Wan Line passengers going towards Tiu Keng Leng. Mong Kok serves as the cross-platform interchange station for passengers travelling in the same direction.[1]

Livery[edit]

The station's livery is purple because of its association as a regal colour.[2]

Entrances and exits[edit]

All exits are within one block of Nathan Road, stretching from Prince Edward Road in the south to Playing Field Road in the north.[3] Prince Edward Station is primarily an interchange rather than a destination since there are only seven exits; neighbouring Mong Kok has fifteen.[4]

Transport connections[edit]

Cross-border bus services[edit]

There are stops of cross-border buses to Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Guangzhou on Playing Field Road (exit A) or Portland Street (exits C2 and D).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prince Edward Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  2. ^ Ben Pang (17 November 2016). "Why are Hong Kong's MTR stations different colours? Central is red for a reason, and why Prince Edward is purple might surprise you". South China Morning Post.
  3. ^ "Prince Edward Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Mong Kok Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 29 July 2014.