Yau Tong station
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|MTR rapid transit station|
|Literal meaning||Oil Pond|
|Location||Cha Kwo Ling Road, Yau Tong|
Kwun Tong District, Hong Kong
|Operated by||MTR Corporation|
|Platforms||4 (2 island platforms)|
|Connections||Bus, public light bus|
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.
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 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.
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 Yue Mun Plaza|
|Customer Service, MTR Shops|
|Vending machines, ATMs|
|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) →
|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|
Entrances and exits
- A1: Yau Tong Estate, Domain, Lei Yue Mun Plaza, Lei Yue Mun Estate, Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery, public transport interchange
- A2: Lei Yue Mun Municipal Services Building, Jockey Club Lei Yue Mun Plus
- B1: Yau Lai Estate, St. Antonius Primary School
- B2: Cha Kwo Ling Road 
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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Yau Tong Station.|
- "New Toilet and Babycare Room Commissioned at Yau Tong Station" (PDF). MTR Corporation. 28 May 2019.
- "Yau Tong Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
- "Yau Tong Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 14 February 2015.