Yau Tong Station

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Yau Tong
MTR rapid transit station
Yau Tong Station 2013 part1.JPG
Platform 3
Chinese name
Cantonese Yale Yàutòng
Hanyu Pinyin Yóutáng
Literal meaning Oil 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
Platforms 4 (2 island platforms)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Structure type At-grade
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code YAT
  • 4 August 2002 (2002-08-04)
Preceding station   MTR logo.svg MTR   Following station
towards Whampoa
Kwun Tong Line
towards North Point
Tseung Kwan O Line
towards Po Lam or LOHAS Park
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Yau Tong
Location within the MTR system

Yau Tong (Chinese: 油塘; Cantonese Yale: Yàutòng) 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.


Track layout
to Lam Tin
to Quarry Bay
U2 (upper)
Yau Tong
U1 (lower)
L1 (upper)
Tiu Keng Leng
L2 (lower)
to Tseung Kwan O

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 by 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.

Station layout[edit]

The multiple cross-platform-interchange system between Tiu Keng Leng and Yau Tong stations

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.

Concourse Exits, footbridge to Yau Tong Estate/Lei Yu Mun Plaza
Customer Service, MTR Shops
Vending machines, ATMs
Upper platforms
Platform 2      Kwun Tong Line towards Whampoa (Lam Tin)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 3      Tseung Kwan O Line towards Po Lam (Tiu Keng Leng)
     Tseung Kwan O Line towards LOHAS Park peak hours only (Tiu Keng Leng)
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)


Entrances and exits[edit]

Yau Tong Station A exit
  • A1: Yau Tong Estate, Domain (Shopping Centre), Lei Yue Mun Plaza, Lei Yue Mun Estate, Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery, public transport interchange Wheelchair user access
  • A2: Lei Yue Mun Municipal Services Building, Jockey Club Lei Yue Mun Plus
  • B1: Yau Lai Estate, St. Antonius Primary School Wheelchair user access
  • B2: Cha Kwo Ling Road Wheelchair user access[2]

Transport connections[edit]

Number Termini Exit Notes

Bus routes[edit]

14 Lei Yue Mun Estate ↔ 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 ↺ Tsim Sha Tsui
62X Lei Yue Mun Estate ↔ Tuen Mun Town Centre Peak hours only
214 Yau Tong ↔ Cheung Sha Wan
216M Lam Tin Station ↺ Yau Tong Station
259D Lei Yue Mun Estate ↔ 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 Ping Tin ↔ 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.


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