Yau Tong Station

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Yau Tong
油塘
MTR rapid transit station
Yau Tong Station 2013 part1.JPG
Platform 3
Chinese name
Chinese 油塘
Literal meaning Oily Pond
General information
Location Cha Kwo Ling Road, Yau Tong
Kwun Tong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°17′52″N 114°14′14″E / 22.2979°N 114.2371°E / 22.2979; 114.2371Coordinates: 22°17′52″N 114°14′14″E / 22.2979°N 114.2371°E / 22.2979; 114.2371
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 4 (2 island platforms)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code YAT
History
Opened
  • 4 August 2002 (2002-08-04)
Services
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Yau Ma Tei
Kwun Tong Line
Terminus
towards North Point
Tseung Kwan O Line
towards Po Lam or LOHAS Park
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Yau Tong
Location within the MTR system
the multiple cross-platform-interchange system between Tiu Keng Leng and Yau Tong stations
Yau Tong Station A exit

Yau Tong is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Kwun Tong Line and the Tseung Kwan O Line. It is the only station of the Tseung Kwan O Line located in Kowloon. The livery of the station is yellow. Although the train platforms are constructed above ground level, they are sealed from the outside with concrete walls to prevent the noise of trains from disturbing the nearby residents of Yau Tong Estate.

The station opened on 4 August 2002 so that passengers could interchange between the two lines. The new station made travel times between Lam Tin and Quarry Bay four minutes longer.

History[edit]

Yau Tong Station was originally built as a part of the MTR Tseung Kwan O extension, to make a cross-platform interchange between Kwun Tong Line and the newly built Tseung Kwan O Line, and to provide nearby residents in Lei Yue Mun and Sze Shan (Chinese: 四山; literally: "Mount Four") convenient access to the MTR system.

There was debate over whether the interchange should be built in a new station, redirecting the original route or by utilising existing stations such as Lam Tin or Kwun Tong. Ultimately the interchanges were built in 2 brand new stations, Yau Tong and Tiu Keng Leng. This resulted in complaints from passengers because the new arrangement forced them to change trains twice when crossing the Victoria Harbour.

Timetable[edit]

Line Destination First train Last train
Kwun Tong Line Tiu Keng Leng 06:07 01:08
Yau Ma Tei 06:09 00:26
Choi Hung 01:09
Kwun Tong 01:18
Tseung Kwan O Line Po Lam 06:19 01:18
LOHAS Park Peak hours only
North Point 06:09 00:59
Source: MTR[1]

Station layout[edit]

Yau Tong Station has three main levels: the concourse, the upper platforms, and the lower platforms.

The upper platform level consists of Platforms 2 and 3. Passengers crossing the harbour on the Tseung Kwan O Line towards the Kowloon side can cross over to Platform 2 to change to the Kwun Tong Line to get to most destinations in East Kowloon.

The lower platform level contains Platforms 1 and 4. Passengers travelling on the Kwun Tong Line travelling towards Tiu Keng Leng can cross over to Platform 4 to change to the Tseung Kwan O line to cross the harbour to North Point.

U3
Concourse
Concourse Exits, footbridge to Yau Tong Estate/Lei Yu Mun Plaza
Customer Service, MTR Shops
Vending machines, ATMs
U2
Upper platforms
Platform 2      Kwun Tong Line towards Yau Ma Tei (Lam Tin)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 3       Tseung Kwan O Line towards Po Lam or LOHAS Park (Tiu Keng Leng)
U1
Ground
Lower platforms
Platform 1       Kwun Tong Line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 4      Tseung Kwan O Line towards North Point (Quarry Bay)

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Entrances and exits[edit]

Transport connections[edit]

Number Termini Exit Notes

Bus routes[edit]

14 Yau Tong ↔ China Ferry Terminal A1
14B Lam Tin (Kwong Tin Estate) ↔ Ngau Tau Kok
14D Yau Tong ↔ Choi Hung Peak hours only
14S Yau Tong ↺ Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery Ching Ming Festival and Chung Yeung Festival only
14X Lei Yue Mun ↔ China Ferry Terminal
62X Yau Tong ↔ Tuen Mun Town Centre
216M Lam Tin Railway Station ↺ Yau Tong Railway Station
259D Yau Tong ↔ Tuen Mun (Lung Mun Oasis)
603 Ping Tin ↔ Central Ferry Piers

Minibus routes[edit]

23C Lam Tin Station (Laguna City) ↔ Yau Tong Station B2
24 Kai Tin Estate ↔ Lei Yue Mun A1
24M Yau Tong Station (Domain) ↔ Lam Tin (Pik Wan Road)
63M Yau Tong Station (Domain) ↔ Kwong Tin Estate
76B Yau Tong Station (Domain) ↔ United Christian Hospital

Nearby facilities[edit]

A new shopping mall, Domain, opened on 1 December 2012. It was the second shopping mall in Yau Tong. The first one was Lei Yue Mun Plaza, which opened in 2001. On 2 July 2012, Yau Tong Public Transport Interchange was opened; bus and public light bus routes serving the previous Yau Tong Station Temporary Bus Terminus were moved to the new location. The transport interchange can be accessed via exit A2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yau Tong Station timetable" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Yau Tong Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Yau Tong Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 14 February 2015.