Chai Wan station

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, 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 of Chai Wan station
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Hanyu PinyinCháiwān
Cantonese YaleChàaiwāan
Literal meaningFirewood Bay
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinCháiwān
Yue: Cantonese
Yale RomanizationChàaiwāan
IPACháiwān
JyutpingCaai4waan1
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)Island line
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeCHW
History
Opened31 May 1985; 37 years ago (1985-05-31)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Heng Fa Chuen
towards Kennedy Town
Island line Terminus
Track layout
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 opened, but the MTR Corporation has retrofitted automatic platform gates on both platforms in 2011.[1]

HistoryEdit

The station was built on part of Chai Wan Park and the site of a pre-existing minibus terminus. Construction commenced in July 1982 and was carried out by the British contractor George Wimpey. The foundation is formed by hand-dug caissons, while the structure comprises reinforced concrete poured in situ. Over 11,000 cubic metres of concrete was poured.[2]

It opened on 31 May 1985 as part of the first phase of the Island line.[3]

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

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.[4]

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  [5]
  • B: Cheung Lee Street[5]
  • C: Public transport interchange[5]
  • D: Ning Foo Street[5]
  • E: Hing Wah Estate[5]

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. ^ MTRC Island Line Opening Commemorative Book. Mass Transit Railway Corporation. 1985. pp. 5–7.
  3. ^ Hong Kong's third line opens International Railway Journal June 1985 page 50
  4. ^ "Chai Wan Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Chai Wan Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.