Sheung Wan Station

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Sheung Wan
MTR rapid transit station
Platform 2
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 上環
Simplified Chinese 上环
Literal meaning Upper ring
General information
Location Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan
Central and Western District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°17′10″N 114°09′06″E / 22.2862°N 114.1518°E / 22.2862; 114.1518Coordinates: 22°17′10″N 114°09′06″E / 22.2862°N 114.1518°E / 22.2862; 114.1518
Owned by MTR Corporation
Operated by MTR Corporation
Platforms 2 (side platforms)
Connections Bus, public light bus, tram
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code SHW
  • 23 May 1986 (1986-05-23)
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards Kennedy Town
Island Line
towards Chai Wan
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Sheung Wan
Location within the MTR system
Rumsey Station Concourse
The "phantom" platforms under Rumsey Street

Sheung Wan is a station of the Hong Kong MTR Island Line.

It was originally built in 1970 as Western Market but its construction was discontinued after further planning for the new lines. Upon the construction of the Island Line, the station was finally constructed and opened in May 1986. The station served as westbound terminus of the Island line until the extension of the line to Kennedy Town, which commenced in 2014. The livery colour of this station is khaki.

Station layout[edit]

The platforms are built under Des Voeux Road from Cleverly Street to Rumsey Street. Although platforms 1 and 2 are parallel to and directly opposite each other, there is a wall separating the two tracks giving a false impression that both platforms are separated by a long distance from each other. Both platforms are slightly longer than those on other MTR underground stations. It has been suggested that this was the result of problems in calculations during the station's construction.[citation needed] The former, never-completed Rumsey Station platforms of the East Kowloon Line are still located at the station (see § Rumsey Street platforms).

G Street level Exits
L2 Des Voeux Road C Concourse Customer Service, MTR Shops
Hang Seng Bank, Vending Machines, ATM
Rumsey Street Concourse Customer Service, MTR Shops
Hang Seng Bank, ATM
L3 Des Voeux Road C Concourse Walkway to all platforms
Rumsey Street Concourse Alternate Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1      Island Line towards Chai Wan (Central)
Platform 2      Island Line towards Kennedy Town (Sai Ying Pun)
Side platform, doors will open on the left


Rumsey Street platforms[edit]

The platforms of the original Rumsey station, originally planned as the southern terminus of East Kowloon Line, still remain in Sheung Wan station. They are located near Exit E, and they are perpendicular to the Island Line platforms below.

Presently,[when?] the Rumsey Station platforms are incomplete platforms. They have a length of about three MTR EMUs (while normal trains have eight each), which is about 60 metres long, do not have tracks and overhead power lines, and have all tunnel entrances sealed with bricks.

In recent years,[when?] one of the proposal for the usage of the Rumsey Street platforms has been for it to be the terminus of the West Island Line (then a separate line). However, with the decision to make the West Island Line to be an extension of the Island Line, instead of a separate line, there are no more proposals to utilize the Rumsey Street platforms. Since then, the MTR Corporation has boarded up the abandoned platforms, and they are no longer visible.

Entrances and exits[edit]

Transport connections[edit]

Hong Kong Tramways[edit]

Commuters can get out of Sheung Wan station at Exits A1, B, E1 or E3 to get to the tramways on Des Voeux Road Central, for their journey further westwards to Sai Ying Pun, Shek Tong Tsui and Kennedy Town.

Hong Kong-Macau Ferry[edit]

The Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, located within Shun Tak Centre, provides frequent jetfoil, hydrofoil and hovercraft services to Macau and many other destinations in the Pearl River Delta. Exit D leads to the Ferry Terminal.


  1. ^ "Sheung Wan Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sheung Wan Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.