Tsuen Wan station

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Tsuen Wan

荃灣
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Tsuen Wan Station 2013 10 part2.JPG
Platform 2
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Jyutpingcyun4waan1
Hanyu PinyinQuánwān
General information
LocationSai Lau Kok Road × Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan
Tsuen Wan District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°22′25″N 114°07′04″E / 22.3736°N 114.1178°E / 22.3736; 114.1178Coordinates: 22°22′25″N 114°07′04″E / 22.3736°N 114.1178°E / 22.3736; 114.1178
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms2 (side platforms)
ConnectionsBus, public light bus
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeTSW
History
Opened
  • 10 May 1982; 38 years ago (1982-05-10)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Tai Wo Hau
towards Central
Tsuen Wan line Terminus
Track layout
sidings
to Tsuen Wan Depot
to Tsuen Wan Depot
1
2
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Tsuen Wan
Location within the MTR system

Tsuen Wan (Chinese: 荃灣; Cantonese Yale: chyùnwāan) is the northern terminus of the MTR Tsuen Wan line in Hong Kong. It is the only station on the Tsuen Wan line at ground level. It is located in the northern central part of Tsuen Wan New Town, New Territories West. The preceding station is Tai Wo Hau.

It was the westernmost station in the MTR system until the opening of the Airport station in 1998. It was also the northernmost station in the MTR system until the MTR–KCR merger.

History[edit]

The station opened as part of the line opening on 10 May 1982. A commemorative plaque in the station concourse, near exit A, was unveiled by Acting Governor Sir Philip Haddon-Cave. The station was designed as an intermediate station with two side platforms, with trains terminating at Tsuen Wan West, further northwest near Tsuen King Garden, different from the present West Rail line Tsuen Wan West station. The area around the proposed terminus had a poor development record and it was decided to not build a station there, even though tracks had already been laid. This explains why the station uses different platforms for loading and unloading. After leaving the unloading platform, trains enter the section of track beyond the station to proceed to the Tsuen Wan Depot or reverse back to the loading platform to go towards Central.

During the construction of the station, Route Twisk was diverted. The famous Sam Tung Uk walled village was also relocated, though it was later preserved as a museum.

New roads and shopping centres were set up around the station, and a private housing estate was also built directly above the station. A bus interchange was set up under one of the shopping centres.

Usage[edit]

The usage of the station was not very high when it opened in 1982 as the station was located in the northern edge of Tsuen Wan town and the connecting infrastructure was incomplete, making it difficult to attract residents in the town centre to take the MTR.

With over 20 years of development, the area around the station gradually took over as the town centre. Several shopping malls were constructed near the station, and an extensive footbridge network was built to connect to nearby shopping malls, the original town centre, and some villages to the north. The station also acts as an important transportation interchange, with numerous bus and minibus routes serving near the station. Commuters from northwest New Territories used to change buses at this station to continue their journey into Kowloon by MTR, before the West Rail line opened in 2003.

Refurbishment[edit]

The station was refurbished twice. In the early 1990s, a Chinese-style design was introduced inside the station. This design was completely removed after the second refurbishment in 2004, where more shops were set up in the station (a common practice of MTR station refurbishments in the 2000s[citation needed]). Gates were relocated to handle more passengers.

Station layout[edit]

Platforms 1 and 2 are both located at ground level, and the tracks are located right next to each other. One platform is used for boarding and the other is used for alighting. Two new exits have been built next to Platform 1, allowing passengers to leave the station without going up the escalators and coming back down again. Passengers entering the station via these exits will have to take an escalator up to the concourse, cross to the other side for the down escalator for Platform 2.

- Shopping Mall
Residential Area/
Flyover
Tsuen Wan Centre, Luk Yeung Sun Chuen, Luk Yeung Galleria (last two on opposite side)
Tai Ho Road North
U1 Concourse Exits A-C, customer service, MTRshops
Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, automatic teller machines
Octopus promotion machine
G
Platforms
Exits Exit D, E, Public light bus stops
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Tsuen Wan line towards Central (Tai Wo Hau)
Platform 1      Tsuen Wan line termination platform
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Depot MTR Tsuen Wan Depot

[1]

Concourse

Entrances and exits[edit]

Concourse (U1)
  • A1: New Town Mall Wheelchair user access
  • A2: Bus Terminus Wheelchair user access
  • A3: Government Offices, Discovery Park Wheelchair user access
  • A4: Bus Stop
  • B1: Fou Wah Centre Wheelchair user access
  • B2: Kolour Tsuen Wan, Panda Hotel Wheelchair user access
  • B3: Sai Lau Kok Road
  • C: Luk Yeung Sun Chuen[2] Wheelchair user access
Platform 1 (G)

Transport connections[edit]

Tsuen Wan Station Public Transport Interchange – Exit A1 / A2
Company Route Termini
Kowloon Motor Bus 41M Tsuen Wan Station Tsing Yi Estate
Kowloon Motor Bus 41P Tsuen Wan Station Tsing Yi Ferry Pier
Kowloon Motor Bus 59M Tsuen Wan Station Tuen Mun Ferry Pier
Kowloon Motor Bus 60M Tsuen Wan Station Tuen Mun Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 66M Tsuen Wan Station Tai Hing
Kowloon Motor Bus 68M Tsuen Wan Station Yuen Long (West)
Kowloon Motor Bus 238M Tsuen Wan Station Riviera Gardens
China – HK Express Bus Tsuen Wan Station Huanggang
Sai Lau Kok Road – Exit A4 / D
Company Route Termini
Kowloon Motor Bus 30X Allway Gardens Tsing Yi Estate
Kowloon Motor Bus 34M Bayview Garden Tsuen Wan Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 39A Allway Gardens Tsuen Wan West Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 39M Allway Gardens Tsuen Wan Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 42M Discovery Park Cheung Wang
Kowloon Motor Bus 53 Yuen Long (East) Tsuen Wan West Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 234A Sea Crest Tsuen Wan West Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 234B Sea Crest Tsuen Wan West Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 243M Discovery Park Mayfair Garden
Long Win Bus A31 Tsuen Wan (Nina Tower) Airport Ground Transportation Centre
Long Win Bus E31 Discovery Park Yat Tung
Long Win Bus E32A Tung CHung Ferry Kwai Fong (South)
Long Win Bus N31 Discovery Park Airport Ground Transportation Centre
Luk Yeung San Chuen – Exit B3
Company Route Termini
China – HK Express Bus Discovery Bay Huanggang
Tai Ho Road North – Stairs from passageway between Exit A and B
Company Route Termini
Kowloon Motor Bus 48P Fo Tan (Chun Yeung Estate) Tsing Lung Tau
Kowloon Motor Bus 51 Sheung Tsuen Tsuen Wan (Nina Tower)
Kowloon Motor Bus 848 Sha Tin Racecourse → Kwai Fong Station
Long Win Bus R42 Tai Wai Station Disneyland Resort
Castle Peak Road – Exit A1 / A2
Company Route Termini
Kowloon Motor Bus 57M Shan King Lai King (North)
Kowloon Motor Bus 58M Leung King Estate Kwai Fong Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 59A Tuen Mun Ferry Pier Kwai Chung (Kwai Tsui Estate)
Kowloon Motor Bus 61M Yau Oi (South) Lai King (North)
Kowloon Motor Bus 67M Siu Hong Court Kwai Fong Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 68A Long Ping Estate Tsing Yi Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 69M Tin Shui Wai Town Centre Kwai Fong Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 69P Tin Yiu → Kwai Fong Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 251M Sheung Tsuen Tsuen Wan Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 260C Sam Shing Kwai Fong Station
Kowloon Motor Bus 265M Tin Heng Estate Lai Yiu
Kowloon Motor Bus 269A Tin Sau Road → Kwai Chung (Kwai Fong Estate)
Kowloon Motor Bus 269M Tin Yan Estate Cho Yiu
Kowloon Motor Bus 868 Tuen Mun Central Sha Tin Racecourse
Kowloon Motor Bus N260 Tuen Mun Ferry Pier Mei Foo
Kowloon Motor Bus N269 Tin Tsz Mei Foo
Sai Lau Kok Public Transport Interchange – Exit B1 / B2
Route Termini
95M Tsuen Wan Station Tsuen Wan Centre
96M Tsuen Wan Station Tsing Lung Tau
96S Hoi Mei Beach Tsuen Wan Station
Sai Lau Kok Road – Exit A4 / D
Route Termini
95A Summit Terrace Tsuen Wan Station
95M Tsuen Wan Station (Terminates at Sai Lau Kok PTI, see above) Tsuen Wan Centre
95K Tsuen Wan Station Tsuen Wan West Station
96A Yau Kom Tau Tsuen Wan Station
96B Belvedere Gardens Tsuen Wan Station
96C Tsuen Wan Station Bellagio
96M Tsuen Wan Station (Terminates at Sai Lau Kok PTI, see above) Tsing Lung Tau
301 Clague Garden Estate Tsuen Wan Station
301M Tsuen Wan West Station Tsuen Wan Station
  • → : One-way operation
  • ↺ : Circular operation
  • bold: Tsuen Wan Station as terminus of route

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tsuen Wan Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Tsuen Wan Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.