Yau Ma Tei Station

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For the other MTR Station in Mong Kok previously named "Yaumati", see Mong Kok East Station.
Yau Ma Tei
MTR rapid transit station
Yau Ma Tei Station 2014 02 part2.JPG
Platform 1
Location Nathan Road/Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei
Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°18′46″N 114°10′15″E / 22.3129°N 114.1707°E / 22.3129; 114.1707Coordinates: 22°18′46″N 114°10′15″E / 22.3129°N 114.1707°E / 22.3129; 114.1707
Operated by MTR Corporation
Platforms 4 (island platforms)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code YMT
  • 31 December 1979 (1979-12-31) (Kwun Tong Line)
  • 10 May 1982 (1982-05-10) (Tsuen Wan Line)
Previous names Waterloo
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
Terminus Kwun Tong Line
towards Tiu Keng Leng
towards Central
Tsuen Wan Line
towards Tsuen Wan
towards Whampoa
Kwun Tong Line
towards Tiu Keng Leng
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Yau Ma Tei
Location within the MTR system
Yau Ma Tei Station
Chinese 油麻地
Literal meaning Oil Sesame Ground

Yau Ma Tei, formerly called Waterloo after Waterloo Road, is an MTR station located in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. It is the western terminus of the Kwun Tong Line, and is also served by the Tsuen Wan Line.

The station opened in 1979 and renamed as Yau Ma Tei on 31 May 1985 along with Argyle (Mong Kok) and Chater (Central).

Yau Ma Tei is an interchange station, yet it is used less frequently for this purpose than the nearby Mong Kok station since the platforms are not designed for cross-platform interchange. The lower platforms are therefore used mainly by Kwun Tong Line passengers whose MTR journeys begin or end at Yau Ma Tei. This station is used by many students during commuting hours, since it is in the vicinity of many large schools.

The station's livery colour is a light grey. Red, white, and blue stripes, representing the colours of the French national flag[citation needed], is located prominently adorned the station walls until they were removed as part of renovation works in 2005 which also saw the original Helvetica typeface, used in station name signs, replaced by Myriad.


Line Destination First train Last train
Kwun Tong Line Tiu Keng Leng 06:14 00:44
Kwun Tong 01:04
Tsuen Wan Line Tsuen Wan 06:14 01:03
Central 06:01 00:50
Source: MTR[1]

Station layout[edit]

As part of the Sha Tin to Central Link, it is planned that the Kwun Tong Line will be extended towards Whampoa via Ho Man Tin. As such, the layout of the station may be changed to allow opposite-directional cross-platform interchange.

G Street level Exits
Concourse Customer Service, MTRShops
Vending machines, Automatic teller machines
Platform 1      Tsuen Wan Line towards Tsuen Wan (Mong Kok)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2      Tsuen Wan Line towards Central (Jordan)
Platform 3      Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Mong Kok)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for platform 3 and right for platform 4
Platform 4      Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Mong Kok)
     Kwun Tong Line (planned) towards Whampoa (Ho Man Tin)



Transport interchange[edit]

  • 1- Chuk Yuen Estate ↔ Star Ferry
  • 1A- Sau Mau Ping (Central) ↔ Star Ferry
  • 2- So Uk ↔ Star Ferry
  • 3C- Tsz Wan Shan (North) ↔ China Hong Kong City
  • 6- Mei Foo ↔ Star Ferry
  • 6A- Lai Chi Kok ↔ Star Ferry
  • 6C- Kowloon City Ferry ↔ Mei Foo
  • 6F- Lai Kok Estate↔ Kowloon City Ferry
  • 7- Lok Fu ↔ Star Ferry
  • 8- Kowloon Station ↔ Star Ferry
  • 9- Ping Shek ↔ Star Ferry
  • 10- Choi Wan ↺ Tai Kok Tsui
  • 30X- Allway Gardens ↔ Whampoa Garden
  • 35A- On Yam ↔ Tsim Sha Tsui East
  • 36B- Lei Muk Shue ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 41A- Cheung On ↔ Tsim Sha Tsui East
  • 42A- Cheung Heng ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 46- Lai Yiu ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 60X- Tuen Mun Central ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 63X- Hung Shui Kiu (Tin Sam Road) ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 68X- Hung Shui Kiu (Hung Yuen Road) ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 69X- Tin Shui ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 81- Wo Che ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 81C- Yiu On ↔ Hung Hom Station
  • 87D- Kam Ying Court ↔ Hung Hom Station
  • 93K- Po Lam ↔ Mong Kok East Station
  • 95- Tsui Lam ↔ Jordan (To Wah Road)
  • 203- Yau Yat Tsuen ↺ Tsim Sha Tsui East
  • 203E- Choi Hung ↔ Tuen Mun Station
  • 208- Broadcast Drive ↔ Tsim Sha Tsui East
  • 212- Sham Shui Po (Tonkin Street) ↔ Kowloon Station
  • 234X- Bayview Garden ↔ Tsim Sha Tsui East (Mody Road)
  • 238X- Riviera Garden ↔ China Hong Kong City
  • 270A- Sheung Shui ↔ Kowloon Station
  • 271- Fu Heng ↔ Tsim Sha Tsui (Canton Road)
  • 281A- Kwong Yuen ↔ Kowloon Station
  • A21- Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) ↔ Hung Hom Station
Cross Harbour Tunnel Bus
  • 102- Mei Foo ↔ Shau Kei Wan
  • 104- Pak Tin ↔ Kennedy Town
  • 112- So Uk ↔ North Point (Pak Fuk Road)
  • 117- Sham Shui Po (Yen Chow Street) ↔ Happy Valley (Lower)
  • 970- So Uk ↔ Cyberport
  • 970X- So Uk ↔ Aberdeen
  • 971- Hoi Lai Estate ↔ Shek Pai Wan
  • 3- Tsim Sha Tsui (Ashley Road) ↔ Tai Kok Tsui
  • 21K- Central Park ↺ Mong Kok East Station
  • 43M- Central Park ↺ Yau Ma Tei (Portland Street)
  • 74- Kowloon Station ↺ Mong Kok
  • 74S- Kowloon Station ↺ Ho Man Tin Hill


  1. ^ "Yau Ma Tei Station timetable" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Yau Ma Tei Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Yau Ma Tei Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 July 2014.