Sunny Bay station

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Sunny Bay

欣澳
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
HK Sunny Bay Station Platform 3.jpg
Disneyland Resort Line platform in 2005
Chinese name
Chinese欣澳
Cantonese YaleYān ou
Literal meaningGlad Bay
General information
LocationSunny Bay Road, Yam O, Lantau Island
Tsuen Wan District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°19′54″N 114°01′44″E / 22.3318°N 114.0288°E / 22.3318; 114.0288Coordinates: 22°19′54″N 114°01′44″E / 22.3318°N 114.0288°E / 22.3318; 114.0288
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms3 (1 island platform and 1 side platform)
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeSUN
History
Opened
  • 1 June 2005 (2005-06) (Tung Chung Line)
  • 1 August 2005 (2005-08) (Disneyland Resort Line)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Tsing Yi
towards Hong Kong
Tung Chung line Tung Chung
Terminus
Terminus Disneyland Resort line Disneyland Resort
Terminus
     Airport Express does not stop here
Proposed
Tsing Yi
towards Tamar
Tung Chung line Tung Chung East
Route map
Bidirectional track
2
3
1
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Sunny Bay
Location within the MTR system

Sunny Bay (Chinese: 欣澳; Cantonese Yale: Yān ou) is an MTR station in Yam O. It is between Tung Chung and Tsing Yi stations. The station is an interchange station between the Tung Chung Line and the Disneyland Resort Line to Hong Kong Disneyland. The station was originally to be named Yam O (). Yam O was not used probably because of its ominous connotations (Cantonese Yam is more commonly known to English speakers as Mandarin yin, which means darkness or a negative quality. Yam O is yin since it is at the north side of a mountain).

The station was the first MTR station to have automatic platform gates (APG) installed on the edge of its platforms. These gates range from ​12 to ​34 the height of the platform screen doors found in other MTR stations. In line with ground level and above-ground MTR stations, Sunny Bay and Disneyland Resort Station are not air conditioned, and rely on their open architecture to keep the temperature low.

Services to the station commenced on 1 June 2005. The transfer facilities to the Disneyland Resort Line opened on 1 August 2005. The livery of the station is slate grey. Platforms 1 (Tung Chung Line towards Tung Chung) and 3 (Disneyland Resort Line) are located opposite to each other to allow easy interchange of trains for passengers travelling from the urban areas. Architecture firm Aedas was the architect for the Disneyland Resort Line and the architect for the Sunny Bay and Disneyland Resort Stations.[1]

The Airport Express passes through the centre of the station without stopping. This station features emergency platforms for the Airport Express.

Station layout[edit]

Passengers travelling from Hong Kong can disembark and board Disneyland Resort trains departing from the opposite platform. Passengers returning from Disneyland Resort must cross a footbridge to reach platform 2 to board Tung Chung Line trains heading towards Hong Kong. The exit gates are located on the same level and on the same side of the rail tracks as Platform 2.[2]

U1 Footbridge Footbridge between currently-in-use platforms
G Concourse Exit, transport interchange
Customer services, automatic teller machines
L1
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Tung Chung line towards Hong Kong (Tsing Yi)
Island platform, not in service, used for emergencies only
Airport Express      Airport Express does not stop here →
Airport Express      Airport Express does not stop here
Island platform, not in service, used for emergencies only
Platform 1      Tung Chung line towards Tung Chung (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for Tung Chung Line, right for Disneyland Resort Line
Platform 3      Disneyland Resort line towards Disneyland Resort (Terminus)

[2]

Entrance/exit[edit]

Platform
  • A: Transport interchange

Situated in reclaimed land near Yam O, the area is uninhabited and the sole exit leads to an emergency car park and transport interchange.[3] As of 2005, the interchange is solely used by residents of Discovery Bay as the only bus routes run from the interchange to Discovery Bay.And as of late 2018, local passengers use this station in order to change for border route B5 (Operated By Citybus) in order to change for buses to Macau and Zhuhai.

Public transport interchange[edit]

Bus routes[edit]

To Discovery Bay:[3]

  • DB03R
  • DB03P

To Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge:

  • B5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HKIA (Merit), Green Building Award". HKTDC Research.
  2. ^ a b "Sunny Bay Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Sunny Bay Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 5 March 2015.