To Kwa Wan Station

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To Kwa Wan
土瓜灣
MTR
Future MTR rapid transit station
To Kwa Wan Station under construction in March 2015.jpg
Location Olympic Avenue, Ma Tau Wai
Kowloon City District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°19′33″N 114°11′29″E / 22.3258°N 114.1914°E / 22.3258; 114.1914Coordinates: 22°19′33″N 114°11′29″E / 22.3258°N 114.1914°E / 22.3258; 114.1914
Owned by KCR Corporation
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 2 (1 island platform)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Underground
Other information
Station code TKW
History
Opening
  • 2019 (2019)
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards Wu Kai Sha
East West Corridor
towards Tuen Mun
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
To Kwa Wan
Location within the MTR system

To Kwa Wan is an under-construction underground MTR rapid transit station in Hong Kong on the East West Corridor, located in northern To Kwa Wan in Kowloon City District. The station will serve Kowloon City, Ma Tau Wai and To Kwa Wan. The station is being built as part of the Sha Tin to Central Link (SCL), and is scheduled to open in 2019 along with the rest of phase 1 of the SCL (Tai WaiHung Hom). The station is being constructed by a SamsungHsin Chong joint venture.[1]

Location[edit]

The original KCR plans had the station near the intersection of Sung Wong Toi Road and To Kwa Wan Road in the old Kai Tak Airport tarmac, but the location was moved near to the junction of Ma Tau Chung Road and Sung Wong Toi Road.[2] The location will be roughly at the west end of the former Kai Tak Airport terminal footprint and the start of runway 13/31. Technically, the station is located closer to Ma Tau Kok than To Kwa Wan. The new station location will be surrounded by the Kai Tak Development area.

Archaeological discovery[edit]

On April 21, 2014, construction workers discovered six wells and thousands of artefacts dating back to the Song dynasty.[3] Construction was halted for months while archaeological assessment was being done. This discovery led to an 11-month delay and an additional cost of 3 billion Hong Kong dollars to the construction project.[4] The government plans to preserve at least one of the wells in-situ[5] and incorporate it into the station design.

Exits[edit]

  • Exit A will be located north of the station
  • Exit B will be located at Nam Kok Road, providing a pedestrian subway across Olympic Garden and Sung Wong Toi Playground
  • Exit C will be located at Pak Tai Street
  • Exit D will be located south of the station

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTR - Shatin to Central Link - Construction - Contracts". MTR Shatin to Central Link. MTR Corporation. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "MTR - Shatin to Central Link - Project Details - Alignment". MTR Shatin to Central Link. MTR Corporation. Archived from the original on 20 March 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Lee, Ada; Fung, Fanny (May 2, 2014). "Concern over future of MTR archaeological dig". South China Morning Post. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ Wong, Olga (November 20, 2014). "Discovery of relics at Sha Tin-Central MTR site has cost HK$3 billion". South China Morning Post. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ Lee, Ada (18 May 2014). "Decision put off until September on relics at To Kwa Wan MTR station site". South China Morning Post. Hong Kong. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 

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