Racecourse station (MTR)

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Racecourse
馬場
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Racecourse Station 2013 10 part3.JPG
Platform 2
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 馬場
Simplified Chinese 马场
Cantonese Yale Máhchèung
Hanyu Pinyin Máchǎng
General information
Location Sha Tin Racecourse, Tai Po Road — Sha Tin, Fo Tan
Sha Tin District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°24′01″N 114°12′10″E / 22.4004°N 114.2029°E / 22.4004; 114.2029Coordinates: 22°24′01″N 114°12′10″E / 22.4004°N 114.2029°E / 22.4004; 114.2029
Owned by Kowloon–Canton Railway Corporation
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 2 (island platform)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Platform levels 1
Other information
Station code RAC
History
Opened
  • 1 October 1985 (1985-10)[1]
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Sha Tin
towards Hung Hom
East Rail line
Race days only
University
towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau
Route map

1
2
Ho Tung Lau Depot
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Racecourse
Location within the MTR system

Racecourse (Chinese: 馬場; Cantonese Yale: Máhchèung) is a station on the East Rail Line of Hong Kong. It was opened in 1985 and is only used on race days and special days held in the Sha Tin Racecourse. There are single journey tickets to the station available separately. It is located between Sha Tin and University stations along the East Rail Line's Racecourse branch, and is situated parallel to Fo Tan along the mainline.

History[edit]

Racecourse Station originally opened along with the eponymous racecourse in 1978.

The current Racecourse Station opened on 1 October 1985, in time to serve a new grandstand at the racecourse.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Racecourse has one island platform. Unlike at other MTR stations, trains can arrive at either platform regardless of direction, so passengers need to follow directions of MTR staff and the electronic displays for the direction of trains. Both directions usually have a headway of 10–15 minutes.

The station does not have escalators or lifts. Wheelchair users can only use a stair lift to access the station after calling a member of staff for assistance.

C Concourse Exits/Entrances, Customer Service
Footbridges To Sha Tin Racecourse
Ground/
Platforms
Depot tracks No passenger service
Platform 1      East Rail line towards Hung Hom (Sha Tin)
     East Rail line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (University)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Platform 2      East Rail line towards Hung Hom (Sha Tin)
     East Rail line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (University)

[2]

Entrances/Exits[edit]

  • Exit A: Racecourse Grandstand (Gate 1 & 2)
  • Exit B: Racecourse Grandstand (Gate 3 & 4)
  • Exit C: Racecourse Grandstand (Gate 5 & 6)

There are three footbridges that link the platform to the station concourse near the grandstand. There are no other entrances to access the station.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation Annual Report 1985. Hong Kong: KCR Corporation. 1986.
  2. ^ "Racecourse Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Racecourse Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 22 November 2014.