Yau Tong station

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Yau Tong

油塘
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Yau Tong Station 2021 04 part3.jpg
Platform 3 of Yau Tong station in April 2021
Chinese name
Chinese
JyutpingJau4tong4
Hanyu PinyinYóutáng
Literal meaningOil Pond
General information
LocationCha Kwo Ling Road, Yau Tong
Kwun Tong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°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 byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms4 (2 island platforms)
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus, public light bus
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeYAT
History
Opened
  • 4 August 2002; 19 years ago (2002-08-04)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Lam Tin
towards Whampoa
Kwun Tong line Tiu Keng Leng
Terminus
Quarry Bay
towards North Point
Tseung Kwan O line Tiu Keng Leng
towards Po Lam
Tseung Kwan O line
Rush hours only
Tiu Keng Leng
towards LOHAS Park
Track layout
3
4
U2 (upper)
Yau Tong
2
1
U1 (lower)
4
1
L1 (upper)
Tiu Keng Leng
2
3
L2 (lower)
Location
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.

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; lit. '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.

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.

The station was built without public toilets, like most other MTR stations at the time. New toilets and a babycare room were commissioned at the station on 29 May 2019.[1]

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.

U4
Concourse
Concourse Exits, footbridge to Yau Tong Estate/Lei Yue Mun Plaza
Customer Service, MTR Shops
Vending machines, ATMs
U2
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)
U1
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)
G Exits Exit A2, B2

[2]

Entrances and exits[edit]

Yau Tong station exit A in April 2014

Nearby facilities[edit]

A new shopping centre, Domain, opened on 29 September 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. ^ "New Toilet and Babycare Room Commissioned at Yau Tong Station" (PDF). MTR Corporation. 28 May 2019.
  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.