Wan Chai Station

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Wan Chai
灣仔
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Wan Chai Station 2014 05 part1.JPG
Platform 2
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 灣仔
Simplified Chinese 湾仔
Literal meaning Mini-bay
General information
Location Intersection between Hennessy Road and O'Brien Road, Wan Chai
Wan Chai District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°16′38″N 114°10′22″E / 22.2773°N 114.1728°E / 22.2773; 114.1728Coordinates: 22°16′38″N 114°10′22″E / 22.2773°N 114.1728°E / 22.2773; 114.1728
Owned by MTR Corporation
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 2 (split level side platforms)
Connections Bus, public light bus, tram, ferry
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code WAC
History
Opened
  • 31 May 1985 (1985-05-31)
Services
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards Kennedy Town
Island Line
towards Chai Wan
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Wan Chai
Location within the MTR system
Platform 1

Wan Chai is a station on the Island Line of the Hong Kong MTR. The livery colour is lime green. It serves the Wan Chai locality within the district of the same name. The station platforms are located underneath Hennessy Road, a major trunk road connecting the Central and Eastern districts.

Due to the large catchment of Wan Chai station and the locality as a business hub and centre for tourists, government offices, foreign embassies and institutions, the station houses more than 50 ticket gates as distributed across three ticket halls (two at the concourse and one at platform level). There are 8 station exits, two of which were constructed in 1999 to provide a more convenient reach for the southern areas of Wan Chai. The footbridge above O'Brien Road, which connects the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Immigration Tower (Immigration Department of Hong Kong) and the Star Ferry Pier (Wan Chai Pier), was extended to reach one of these new exits above Hennessy Road. The tunnel for eastbound trains towards Causeway Bay Station has once featured a mobile advertisement, which was presented in the form of a slideshow across the length of the tunnel. The large number of sequential panels allowed passengers to view the advertisement as a slideshow, as trains undertakes their journey to the next station.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The platforms of Wan Chai station are constructed in a stacked arrangement, with Platform 1 above Platform 2.

FB Footbridge Footbridge along O'Brien Road towards Wan Chai North
(Immigration Tower, Central Plaza, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai Pier)
G Ground level Exits
C Concourse Customer Service, MTRShops
Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, ATM
Octopus promotion machine
P1
Platform
Platform 1      Island Line towards Chai Wan (Causeway Bay)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Lower Concourse Customer Service
iCentre internet service
P2
Platform
Platform 2      Island Line towards Kennedy Town (Admiralty)
Side platform, doors will open on the left

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Entrances/exits[edit]

  • A1: Lockhart Road
  • A2: Hennessy Road (Northern Side)
  • A3: Johnston Road
  • A4: Hennessy Road (By Wanchai Computer Centre) Wheelchair user access
  • A5: Hennessy Road Footbridge Wheelchair user access
  • B1/B2: Southorn Playground
  • C: Lockhart Road[3]

Future Entrance/exit[edit]

  • D: Lee Tung Avenue

This new entrance is under construction until early 2017. Its passageway crosses underneath Southern Playground and Johnston Road, then join the underground mall in Lee Tung Street Redevelopment Project.[4] It is expected to ease the overcrowding problem at entrance A3 and Johnston Road crossing.[5]

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