Tai Wo Hau Station

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Tai Wo Hau
大窩口
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Tai Wo Hau Station 2013 part4.JPG
Platform level
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Hanyu Pinyin Dàwōkǒu
Cantonese Yale Daaihwōháu
Literal meaning Big den (and) mouth
General information
Location Kwok Shui Road Park, Castle Peak Road — Kwai Chung, Tai Wo Hau
Tsuen Wan District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°22′15″N 114°07′30″E / 22.3708°N 114.1250°E / 22.3708; 114.1250Coordinates: 22°22′15″N 114°07′30″E / 22.3708°N 114.1250°E / 22.3708; 114.1250
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 2 (island platform)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code TWH
History
Opened
  • 10 May 1982 (1982-05-10)
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards Central
Tsuen Wan Line
Terminus
Route map
1
2
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Tai Wo Hau
Location within the MTR system

Tai Wo Hau (Chinese: 大窩口; Cantonese Yale: Daaih wō háu) is an MTR station between Tsuen Wan and Kwai Hing stations on the Tsuen Wan Line. It serves the areas of Kwai Yin Court and Tai Wo Hau Estate in the Kwai Tsing District, and some resited villages (such as Kwan Mun Hau Tsuen) in the Tsuen Wan District of Hong Kong. These villages were originally in Tsuen Wan town centre, being moved for new town development.

Tai Wo Hau Station was one of the first railway stations in the New Territories; and the first underground one. All other New Territories stations on the Tsuen Wan Line are either at surface level or on viaducts. Lai King Station cuts through a hillside slope, and all other New Territories underground stations were opened some years later.

The station is relatively less busy in the system because of its distance to nearby bus stops and settlements.

History[edit]

The station was built on the site of a park.[1] The 280 metre long, 22 metre wide, 15 metre deep station box was built bottom-up within a sheetpile cofferdam.[2] The tunnel between Tai Wo Hau and Kwai Hing Stations was completed in July 1980 using the drill-and-blast method.[3] In 1984, the New Territories Development Department awarded a contract for the construction of a park above the station to replace the one which originally existed there.[4] This park is now called Kwok Shui Road Park.

Station layout[edit]

Platforms 1 and 2 share the same island platform.

G Ground level Exits
L1 Concourse Customer Service, MTRShops
Vending machine, ATMs
L2
Platforms
Platform 2      Tsuen Wan Line towards Central (Kwai Hing)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1      Tsuen Wan Line towards Tsuen Wan (Terminus)

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Entrances/exits[edit]

Transport connections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ngai, Yau-ki (19 June 1982). "Waiting for word on MTR's new park". South China Morning Post. 
  2. ^ "How Tsun Wan Line stations were constructed". South China Morning Post. 10 May 1982. 
  3. ^ "A boring achievement". South China Morning Post. 24 July 1980. 
  4. ^ "New parks for Tsun Wan". South China Morning Post. 5 July 1984. 
  5. ^ "Tai Wo Hau Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tai Wo Hau Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.