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Chai Wan (Chinese: 柴灣) is the eastern terminus of the MTR Island Line on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It is the only station on the Island Line that is elevated. The station is located at the junction of Chai Wan Road and Island Eastern Corridor, and it serves Siu Sai Wan and Chai Wan, a primarily residential and industrial town, and the bus terminus nearby has bus and minibus routes to Siu Sai Wan and Stanley, as well as the nearby residential developments. It was also the southernmost railway station in Hong Kong, and the southernmost rapid transit station in China, prior to the opening of Lei Tung Station on the South Island Line on 28 December 2016.

Chai Wan
柴灣
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Chai Wan Station Platform 201303.jpg
Both platforms
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Cantonese YaleChàaiwāan
Literal meaningFirewood Bay
General information
LocationKut Shing Street, Chai Wan
Eastern District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°15′52″N 114°14′12″E / 22.2644°N 114.2368°E / 22.2644; 114.2368Coordinates: 22°15′52″N 114°14′12″E / 22.2644°N 114.2368°E / 22.2644; 114.2368
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms2 (island platform)
ConnectionsBus, public light bus
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeCHW
History
Opened
  • 31 May 1985 (1985-05-31)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Heng Fa Chuen
towards Kennedy Town
Island line Terminus
Route map
to Chai Wan Depot
2
1
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Chai Wan
Location within the MTR system

There were no platform screen doors when this station was commenced, but the MTR Corporation has retrofitted automatic platform gates on both platforms in 2011.[1]

Contents

Station layoutEdit

Platforms Platform 1      Island line towards Kennedy Town (Heng Fa Chuen)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 2      Island line towards Kennedy Town (Heng Fa Chuen)
C Concourse Customer Service, MTRShops
Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, automatic teller machines
G Street level Exits, transport interchange
 
Chai Wan Station concourse
 
Exterior of the station

Passengers from Chai Wan going to Kennedy Town can board trains on either platforms. The platform from which a train will leave first is indicated on a display board.[2]

An overrun track is present to allow trains to stop and reverse direction if they travel beyond Chai Wan Station. However, this set of tracks is rarely used, as trains arriving at Chai Wan Station leave for Kennedy Town by pulling out of the same platform.

Entrances and exitsEdit

  • A: New Jade Gardens, Chai Wan Industrial Area, Siu Sai Wan  [3]
  • B: Cheung Lee Street[3]
  • C: Public transport interchange[3]
  • D: Ning Foo Street[3]
  • E: Hing Wah Estate[3]

Transport ConnectionsEdit

There is a public transport interchange located beneath the station, accessible by exiting the station from Exit C. Bus services to Chai Wan Pier, Stanley Pier and Siu Sai Wan can be accessed.

Transport Interchange (Exit C)Edit

Bus Route To Island Resort:

  • 82M (Mon-Fri only), N8X(at nights only)

To Cape Collinson:

Minibus Routes To Cape Collinson:

  • 18M

To Chai Wan Pier and Hing Man Estate:

  • 20M

To Fung Wah Estate:

  • 43M

To Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital:

  • 48M

To Siu Sai Wan:

  • 47M, 44M(overnight service)

To Stanley:

  • 16X

To Chung Hom Kok:

  • 16M

OthersEdit

  • Taxi stand

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Updated background brief on installation of platform screen doors and automatic platform gates at railway stations" (PDF). Legislative Council Secretariat. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Chai Wan Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Chai Wan Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.