Fortress Hill station

Fortress Hill (Chinese: 炮台山; Cantonese Yale: Paautòisāan, literally Barbette Hill) is a station on the Island Line of the Hong Kong MTR system. The station is located in the Fortress Hill section of Hong Kong on the eponymous island. Like all MTR stations, Fortress Hill has a unique colour scheme; its livery is dark green. The distance between this station and Tin Hau to the west is approximately 480 metres, the second-closest stations after Mong Kok and Prince Edward.

Fortress Hill

MTR rapid transit station
Fortress Hill Station 2014 04 part1.JPG
Platform 1
Chinese name
Cantonese YalePaautòisāan
Literal meaningBarbette Hill
General information
LocationFortress Metro Tower, King's Road, Fortress Hill
Eastern District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°17′17″N 114°11′37″E / 22.2881°N 114.1936°E / 22.2881; 114.1936Coordinates: 22°17′17″N 114°11′37″E / 22.2881°N 114.1936°E / 22.2881; 114.1936
Operated byMTR Corporation
Platforms2 (island platform)
ConnectionsBus, public light bus, tram
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes (with staff assistance from street to concourse)
Other information
Station codeFOH
  • 31 May 1985 (1985-05-31)
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Tin Hau
towards Kennedy Town
Island line North Point
towards Chai Wan
Track layout
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Fortress Hill
Location within the MTR system


On 31 May 1985, Fortress Hill station opened in sync with the Island Line.

Station layoutEdit

Fortress Hill is laid out in a manner similar to many other MTR stations. Passengers enter on the ground level and take escalators down to the concourse. From the concourse level they take another escalator ride down to the platform.

Platforms 1 and 2 are arranged in an island platform layout. In a similar manner to the deep-level London Underground stations, each track and platform is in a separate tube shaft with a common entrance and exit point between the two tubes. Each platform is equipped with platform screen doors for safety and ventilation reasons.

There are only four escalators that connect the concourse and the platforms; they are some of the longest in the MTR system.[citation needed]

The downward escalators pour would-be passengers into the crowd of alighting passengers, creating a dangerous situation every two minutes during rush hour.

G Ground level Exits
C Concourse customer service, MTRShops
vending machines, ATM
Platform 1      Island line towards Chai Wan (North Point)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Entrance/exit vestibule
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2      Island line towards Kennedy Town (Tin Hau)


Entrances and exitsEdit

There are two exits at Fortress Hill station. Both are located on the same side of King's Road (英皇道) but on opposite ends of the Fortress Metro Tower, a high-rise residential complex.[2]


  1. ^ "Fortress Hill Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Fortress Hill Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.