South Horizons Station

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South Horizons
海怡半島
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
South Horizons Station entrance and exit A.jpg
South Horizons Station Exit A
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 海怡半島
Simplified Chinese 海怡半岛
General information
Location Ap Lei Chau
Southern District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°14′33″N 114°08′57″E / 22.2425°N 114.1491°E / 22.2425; 114.1491Coordinates: 22°14′33″N 114°08′57″E / 22.2425°N 114.1491°E / 22.2425; 114.1491
Owned by MTR Corporation
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 2 (1 island platform)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Underground
Other information
Station code SOH
History
Opened 28 December 2016[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards Admiralty
South Island Line Terminus
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
South Horizons
Location within the MTR system

South Horizons (Chinese: 海怡半島) is an underground MTR rapid transit station in Hong Kong, located on Ap Lei Chau in Southern District. It is the southern terminus of the South Island Line. The station is located under the junction of Yi Nam Road and South Horizon Drive, and primarily serves residents of the South Horizons private housing estate (its namesake), in addition to Ap Lei Chau Estate and Ap Lei Chau West Industrial Area. The station has a unique shape in the form of a letter Y, and has no overrun track. It opened on 28 December 2016[1] with the rest of the South Island Line.

History[edit]

The station was built by the LeightonJohn Holland Joint Venture under a contract numbered 904, awarded May 2011, which also included Lei Tung Station and sections of running tunnel.[2] It was constructed using the cut-and-cover method.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Lei Tung
1
2
L1 Street level Exits
L2
Platforms
Concourse Customer service, MTRShops, vending machines, ATMs
Octopus Add Value Machine
Platform 2      South Island Line towards Admiralty (Lei Tung)
Island platform, doors will open on the left/right
Platform 1      South Island Line towards Admiralty (Lei Tung)
South Horizons Station Exit B
South Horizons Station Exit C

This underground station has two tracks and an island platform.[4] The station's single concourse is located at the west of the station (near the bumper blocks), with all three exits extending from this concourse.[4]

There are two artworks in the station. Along the glass walls of exits A and B, the work Tree Shadow in the Gridline, by Cheung Wai-lok, features shadows of trees in order to transition the exit passageways between indoors and outdoors.[4][5] Meanwhile, on platform level, the mosaic Soaring Horizon, created by children overseen by Karen Pow Cheuk-mei, features the surrounding landscape on the horizon, including the sea.[4][5]

Entrances/exits[edit]

South Horizons Station has three exits serving the residential buildings of South Horizons. There are two lifts for exit C.

  • A: Ap Lei Chau Estate (using an 80-metre-long (260 ft) footbridge) / South Horizons Phase 1 & 4, Marina Square East Centre[4]
  • B: South Horizons Phase 2 & 3, South Horizon Drive, Marina Square West Wing[4]
  • C: South Horizons Phase 3 & 4, Yi Nam Road, public transport interchange Wheelchair user access[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MTR's South Island Line to open on December 28". RTHK. 5 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Progress Update". South Island Line. MTR Corporation. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "South Island Line (East) Rail Project Contract 904". Leighton Asia. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "MTR - South Island Line > Station Information > South Horizons Station". www.mtr-southislandline.hk. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  5. ^ a b "港鐵車站藝術計劃及進展 / Approach and Updates of MTR Art Programme" (PDF). legco.gov.hk. MTR Corporation. January 2013. pp. 47–48. Retrieved 1 November 2016.