Tung Chung station

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Tung Chung

東涌
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Tung Chung Station Outside view 2010.jpg
Station exterior
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese東涌
Simplified Chinese东涌
Cantonese YaleDūngchūng
Literal meaningEast (of a) branch of a river
General information
LocationCheung Tung Road × Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island
Islands District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°17′21″N 113°56′30″E / 22.2893°N 113.9416°E / 22.2893; 113.9416Coordinates: 22°17′21″N 113°56′30″E / 22.2893°N 113.9416°E / 22.2893; 113.9416
Owned byMTR Corporation
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Ngong Ping Cable Car
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeTUC
History
Opened
  • 22 June 1998 (1998-06-22)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Sunny Bay
towards Hong Kong
Tung Chung line Terminus
Proposed
Tung Chung East
towards Tamar
Tung Chung line Tung Chung West
Terminus
Route map
2
1
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Tung Chung
Location within the MTR system

Tung Chung (Chinese: 東涌) is a station on the Tung Chung Line of the MTR rapid transport system in Hong Kong. As the western end of the Tung Chung Line, it is also a transfer point of those wishing to use the Ngong Ping Cable Car. As with all other MTR stations, Tung Chung has a unique colour scheme used throughout the station, in this case lavender.

Tung Chung is only one of two stations on the Tung Chung Line not shared with another line, the other being Olympic.

History[edit]

The contract to construct the station, valued at HK$1.1 billion, was awarded to Japanese construction company Aoki Corporation and commenced on 28 November 1994.[1][2]

The station opened with the rest of the new Tung Chung Line on 22 June 1998.[3]

Location[edit]

Tung Chung station is located in the neighbourhood of the same name on the northern shore of Lantau Island, one of the inhabited locations on the island. The surrounding area is predominantly residential in nature, with the majority of buildings in the station's catchment area being residential towers and schools. Exit C of the Tung Chung Station opens up to a piazza which in turn connects the MTR Station to the Bus Terminus and the nearby footbridge: Citygate Outlets.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Both platforms share the same island platform underground. A "First Train" indicator is provided along the platform indicating to passengers which train to board.

1F Footbridge footbridge connecting Citygate with Fu Tong Estate, MTRshops
G Concourse Exits, transport interchange, Ngong Ping 360 cable car station, Customer service,
MTRshops, Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, automatic teller machines,
Octopus promotion machine
L2
Platforms
Platform 2      Tung Chung line towards Hong Kong (Sunny Bay)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Platform 1      Tung Chung line towards Hong Kong (Sunny Bay)

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Entrances/exits[edit]

The Tung Chung station concourse is on ground level. There are 4 exits in total, and 2 are on each end of the concourse.

Transport connections[edit]

Taxis[edit]

An Urban (red) taxi stand is found outside Exit A. A Lantau (blue) taxi stand at Exit D provides taxi services to Lantau Island.[4]

Ngong Ping Cable Car[edit]

Opened on 18 September 2006, the MTR-owned Ngong Ping Cable Car connects Tung Chung with Ngong Ping, where the Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha are located. The Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal is about 200 metres away from Exit B of Tung Chung station.[4]

Buses[edit]

There is a large number amount of bus routes, located near the Ngong Ping Cable Car terminus and near the station, the route most criticized by local residents is the route *B6, as of late 2018 due to the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge A lot of one day tours from Mainland China has rushed to Tung Chung and caused a huge nuisance to local residents.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Current Contracts as at 31/12/96". Hong Kong Airport Core Programme. Hong Kong Government. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  2. ^ "MTRC awards 'fast' contracts". South China Morning Post. 7 December 1994. p. 26.
  3. ^ Ng, Kang-chung (23 June 1998). "New line hiccups its way into service". South China Morning Post. p. 6.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Tung Chung Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Tung Chung Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 5 March 2015.