Tsing Yi Station

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Tsing Yi
青衣
MTR rapid transit station
Tsing Yi Station 2013 08 part2.JPG
Platform 4
Chinese name
Chinese 青衣
Literal meaning Cyan clothes
General information
Location Tierra Verde, Tsing King Road, Tsing Yi
Kwai Tsing District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°21′30″N 114°06′25″E / 22.3584°N 114.1070°E / 22.3584; 114.1070Coordinates: 22°21′30″N 114°06′25″E / 22.3584°N 114.1070°E / 22.3584; 114.1070
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 4 (4 side platforms)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code TSY
History
Opened
  • 22 June 1998 (1998-06-22) (Tung Chung Line)
  • 6 July 1998 (1998-07-06) (Airport Express)
Services
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Hong Kong
Airport Express
towards Hong Kong
Tung Chung Line
towards Tung Chung
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Tsing Yi
Location within the MTR system

Tsing Yi is an interchange station on the Tung Chung Line of MTR and Airport Express on Tsing Yi Island in Hong Kong. On the Tung Chung Line, it is located between Sunny Bay Station and Lai King Station. On the Airport Express, it is between Airport Station and Kowloon Station. The livery of the station is dull teal. Tsing Yi station is connected to a major interchange for buses and maxicabs, situated adjacent to the station, which serves as a hub for the New Territories.

Location[edit]

Tsing Yi station is located in the northeastern quarter of the island of the same name, slightly to the west of Kowloon and mainland Hong Kong. To the west is Tsing Yi Town Park, while the Tsing Yi Sports Ground lies to the south. Otherwise, much of the area is residential with a number of educational establishments nearby.[1]

Transit-oriented development[edit]

As with other MTR stations, Tsing Yi is a prime site for transit-oriented development by the MTR Corporation, whose properties division develops land above and in the vicinity of its stations. Owing to its ideal location between Kowloon and Lantau Island, MTR Properties has heavily invested in commercial and residential development around Tsing Yi, the most prominent of this investment being Maritime Square, a large shopping centre extending from the station, and the residential estate Tierra Verde, which lies on top of the station. Maritime Square contains 46,170 m2 (497,000 sq ft) of retail space, while the Tierra Verde complex comprises twelve residential towers and a total of 3,500 flats.[2]

Morning Express Service[edit]

The MTR offers the Morning Express Service allowing passengers to take the Airport Express from Tsing Yi to Hong Kong. Commuters wishing to reach Hong Kong faster can purchase a special ticket for $20 at the customer service centre. This offer is available every day except Sundays and public holidays from 7 am to 10 am.

Timetable[edit]

Line Destination First train Last train
Tung Chung Line Tung Chung 06:15 01:03
Hong Kong 05:59 00:56
Airport Express AsiaWorld–​Expo 06:00 00:59
Hong Kong Boarding for Morning Express passengers only
Source: MTR[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station has four storeys above ground level. The ground floor has a taxi stand outside and has access to the concourse on the first floor. The concourse is integrated with the Maritime Square shopping centre. The second floor houses the Tung Chung line platform for trains heading for Hong Kong Station, and the third floor houses the Tung Chung line platform for services towards Tung Chung Station. At the Airport Express departure and arrival platforms, there is a free WiFi hotspot available. Unlike at Kowloon and Hong Kong stations, there are no in-town check-in facilities in this station.

As with other Airport Express stations, the Airport Express and Tung Chung Line are separated with a different paid area for the Airport Express. In Tsing Yi station, the 4 platforms are constructed in a stacked arrangement, with platforms 1 and 3 above platforms 2 and 4. Platform 2 is only used to allow travellers coming from the Hong Kong International Airport to alight, except between 7 am and 10 am on Mondays to Saturdays, when Morning Express services are available.

U6
Car park
Car park Tsing Yi Station car park
U4
Upper Platforms
Upper exits Exit F, Maritime Square, customer service
Automatic teller machines
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 3      Tung Chung Line towards Tung Chung (Sunny Bay)
Platform 1      Airport Express towards AsiaWorld–Expo (Airport)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Airport Express
concourse
Customer service, toilets
Drop-off area, MTR shops, automatic teller machines
U3
Shops
Shops MTR shops
U2
Lower Platforms
Lower exits Exit G, Maritime Square, self-service point, MTR shops
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 4      Tung Chung Line towards Hong Kong (Lai King)
Platform 2      Airport Express towards Hong Kong (Kowloon)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Airport Express
concourse
Customer service, toilets
Taxi stand, MTR shops, automatic teller machines
U1
Concourse
Tung Chung Line
concourse
Exits, transport interchange, customer service
Maritime Square, MTR shops, Hang Seng Bank
G
Ground
Ground Exit Exit C, drop-off area, MTR shops

[4]

Entrances and exits[edit]

  • A1: Transport Interchange
  • A2: Tierra Verde
  • B: Tsing Yi Swimming Pool
  • C: Public Transport Interchange Wheelchair user access
  • F: Maritime Square Wheelchair user access
  • G: Maritime Square Wheelchair user access[1]

Transport connections[edit]

Tsing Yi Station Transport Interchange (Exit A1)[edit]

Bus routes[edit]

Route Destination Notes
68A Long Ping Estate via Tsuen Wan, Tuen Mun & Hung Shui Kiu
68E Yuen Long South via Yuen Long
248M Cheung Wang Estate
249M Mayfair Gardens
249X Sha Tin Central Peak Hours only
279X Luen Wo Hui, Fanling via Ting Kau Bridge, Tai Lam Tunnel, San Tin Highway, Sheung Shui & Wah Ming Estate

Minibus routes[edit]

Route Destination Notes
88E Tsing Yi Estate
88F Rambler Crest
140M Sam Shing Estate via Ting Kau Bridge
308M Sea Crest Villa via Ting Kau Bridge, Sham Tseng. Specific departures go to Lantau Link Visitor Centre and Viewing Platform.
310M Riviera Gardens

Taxi stand and Park Island Bus Service (Exit C)[edit]

There are two types of taxis available for hire. They are the urban (red) taxis and the New Territories (green) taxis. Park Island Transport Company Limited operates a residential bus route, NR330, serving Park Island.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tsing Yi Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Tsing Yi station development MTR Properties Retrieved 2011-03-01
  3. ^ "Tsing Yi Station timetable" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Tsing Yi Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

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