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
Chinese
JyutpingDaai6bou3heoi1
Hanyu PinyinDàbǔxū
General information
LocationNga Wan Road, Tai Po
Tai Po District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°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 byKowloon–Canton Railway Corporation
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms4 (island platforms)
Tracks3
ConnectionsBus, public light bus
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened
  • 7 April 1983 (1983-04-07)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
University
towards Hung Hom
East Rail line Tai Wo
towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau
Track layout
1
2
3
4
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; Cantonese Yale: Daaihbouhēui; pronounced: [tàːipōu.hɵ́y]) is a station on the East Rail line in the New Territories, Hong Kong. Located near Uptown Plaza, in Tai Po, 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.

History[edit]

The old Tai Po Market station was located in the Tai Po Market proper on 1 October 1910. The old station is a 10-minute walk from the current one.[1] During the electrification of the Kowloon-Canton Railway (British Section) (now known as the East Rail line), the station was relocated to the current location on 7 April 1983, while the old station building became a part of the railway museum. On 2 May the same year, KCR was electrified to Tai Po Market, full line was electrified on 15 July 1983.

The station went under major renovation[2][3] which was completed in 2009.[citation needed] During the renovation, it remained open though most of the retail outlets were closed.

Station layout[edit]

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 instead, as Platform 1 is reserved for late night trains that terminate at Tai Po Market instead of continuing towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau.[4]

Exits[edit]

Transport interchange[edit]

Bus and public light bus services are available for the few housing estates of Tai Po; bus services include MTR Bus (formerly KCR Feeder Bus) and Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) services. Several routes of MTR Bus, such as route K-14, which connects private housing estate Tai Po Centre [zh], and the station, were introduced in 1980s.[6] The bus terminus of the station also had routes that connected to other new towns of Hong Kong, such as KMB's route 64K that connects Tai Po and Yuen Long.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home > Branch Museums > Hong Kong Railway Museum". Hong Kong Heritage Museum. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Tai Po Market Station refurbishment commences" (Press release). Hong Kong: Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation. 27 June 2006. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  3. ^ 逾八千萬翻新大埔墟站 [over 80 million [Hong Kong dollar] renovation of Tai Po Market station]. Apple Daily (in Chinese). Hong Kong: Next Media. 28 June 2006. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Tai Po Market Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Tai Po Market Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  6. ^ 鐵路公司明開始增接駁巴士服務由大埔中心至大埔墟站. Ta Kung Pao (in Chinese). 15 May 1988. p. 4.
  7. ^ "Transportation Information". Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Hong Kong Government. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2018.

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