Tai Po Market Station

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Tai Po Market
大埔墟
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Tai Po Market Station Outside view 2016.jpg
Station exterior
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 大埔墟
Simplified Chinese 大埔墟
General information
Location Nga Wan Road, Tai Po
Tai Po District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°26′41″N 114°10′14″E / 22.4446°N 114.1706°E / 22.4446; 114.1706Coordinates: 22°26′41″N 114°10′14″E / 22.4446°N 114.1706°E / 22.4446; 114.1706
Owned by Kowloon–Canton Railway Corporation
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 4 (island platforms)
Tracks 3
Connections Bus, public light bus
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened
  • 7 April 1983 (1983-04-07)
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards Hung Hom
East Rail Line
towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Tai Po Market
Location within the MTR system

Tai Po Market (Chinese: 大埔墟) is a station on the East Rail Line in the New Territories East, Hong Kong. Located in Tai Po near Uptown Plaza, the station has three tracks and four platforms. Platform 1 is for northbound trains to border crossing stations at Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau and platform 4 is for southbound trains to Hung Hom, Kowloon while platforms 2 and 3 use the same track and is reserved for peak hour traffic.

The station went under major renovation which was completed in 2009. During the renovation, it remained open though most of the retail outlets were closed.

The Hong Kong Railway Museum is located a short distance from the Tai Po Market Station. The old Tai Po Market station building currently forms part of the museum. The museum also contains displays of a steam locomotive and carriages from older trains that were once used by the KCRC.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Tai Wo
Tai Po River
to University
Platforms
(G/F)
Platform 1      East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Tai Wo)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 2 ↑ / 3 ↓      East Rail Line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Tai Wo)
     East Rail Line termination platform →
     East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (University)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 4      East Rail Line towards Hung Hom (University)
U Concourse Tickets/fare adjustment, shops, toilets,
vending machines, ATMs
Subway Subway to Uptown Plaza, Nga Wan Road, Wan Tau Kok Playground
Platforms
Concourse
Open space outside station

The station consists of two island platforms, with platforms 2 and 3 sharing the same centre track. This centre track serves as the terminus of some trains during the day, and the departure of some extra trains southbound during morning peak hours. Northbound trains that arrive here after 11 p.m. use the centre track.[1]

Exits[edit]

Transport interchange[edit]

Bus and public light bus services are available for the few housing estates near Tai Po Market; bus services include MTR Feeder Bus and KMB services.

MTR Feeder Bus[2]

MTR Feeder Bus routes operate in a bus terminus near the station. They are free if combined with a train trip to/from Tai Po Market Station.

  • K12 - To Eightland Garden via Tai Po Tai Wo Road (paid service available on public holidays)
  • K14 - From Tai Po Tai Wo Road to Tai Po Market Station (only available during morning peak hours)
  • K17 - To Fu Shin Estate via Tai Po Centre
  • K18 - To Kwong Fuk Estate
KMB[2]
  • 64K - Yuen Long (West) ↔ Tai Po Market Station
  • 71A - Fu Heng ↔ Tai Po Market Station
  • 71S - Fu Shin Estate ↺ Kwong Fuk Estate (Holiday services)
  • 74A - Tai Wo ↔ Kwun Tong (Kai Yip Estate)
  • 74K - Tai Po Market Station ↺ Sam Mun Tsai
  • 75K - Tai Mei Tuk ↔ Tai Po Market Station
  • 264R - Yuen Long (West) ↔ Tai Po Market Station (Holiday services)
  • 275R - Tai Po Market Station ↔ Bride's Pool (Holiday services)
LWB[2]
  • A47X - Tai Po Market Station ↔ Airport
Minibus Routes[2]
  • 20A - To Tai Po Nethersole Hospital
  • 20B - To Tung Tsz
  • 20C - To Tai Mei Tuk
  • 20K - To Sam Mun Tsai
  • 20P - To Fung Yuen
  • 20S - To Ma Wo
  • 21A - To Tai Po Tau
  • 21K - To Wai Tau
  • 22K - To Kam Shan
  • 23K - To San Uk Ka
  • 25A - To Nam Wa Po
  • 25B - To Kau Lung Hang / Yuen Leng
  • 25K - To Ng Tung Chai
  • 28K - To Sha Tin (Pak Hok Ting Street)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tai Po Market Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Tai Po Market Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 November 2014.