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Kennedy Town (Chinese: 堅尼地城) is the western terminus of the Island Line. The station serves the Kennedy Town area on the northwestern end of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.

Kennedy Town

堅尼地城
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Kennedy Town Station 2015 part1.jpg
Platform 1
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese堅尼地城
Simplified Chinese坚尼地城
General information
LocationSmithfield/Forbes Street, Kennedy Town
Central and Western District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°16′52″N 114°07′43″E / 22.2812°N 114.1285°E / 22.2812; 114.1285Coordinates: 22°16′52″N 114°07′43″E / 22.2812°N 114.1285°E / 22.2812; 114.1285
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms2 (side platforms)
ConnectionsBus, public light bus
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeKET
History
Opened
  • 28 December 2014 (2014-12-28)[1]
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Terminus Island line HKU
towards Chai Wan
Route map
2
1
to HKU
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Kennedy Town
Location within the MTR system

Contents

PlanningEdit

When the station first appeared in Hong Kong Mass Transit: Further Studies in 1970, it was simply known as Kennedy (Chinese: 堅尼地). It was to be built as part of the Island Line in the 1980s, but construction of the line did not commence westwards beyond Sheung Wan, citing inadequate passengers and technical difficulties by contractors.

Under the latest proposal as of June 2005, Kennedy Town would be served by West Island Line as an extension of the Island Line, a heavy rail system, instead of being served by a medium capacity rail shared by commuters from Southern District, after pressure from local community groups.

ConstructionEdit

The station was designed by TFP Farrells.[2] The contract to construct the station and overrun tunnel was awarded to Gammon Construction (half owned by Balfour Beatty) for HK$1.34 billion.[3] The overrun tunnel is 650 metres in length.[3] Construction commenced in 2010 and was completed in 2014. Demolition of the swimming pool, which occupied the bulk of the station site, was underway by 2011. The re-provisioning contract for the new Kennedy Town Swimming Pool was awarded to Paul Y. Construction Company Ltd in July 2009 and was finished in 2011 near the Kennedy Town seafront.[4]

Station layoutEdit

The station is located under the site of the previous Kennedy Town Swimming Pool located on Smithfield.[5] There is a public transport interchange at the ground level of the station.

West of the station, the two tracks merge into one track and there is a siding for Island Line trains to change direction.

G Ground level Exits/Entrances, public transport interchange
C Concourse Customer Service, MTRShops
P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1      Island line towards Chai Wan (HKU)
Wall
Platform 2      Island line termination platform
Side platform, doors will open on the left

[6]

Entrances/exitsEdit

  • A  : Smithfield (Minibus terminus)
  • B  : Rock Hill Street, North Street
  • C: Forbes Street, Smithfield, Kennedy Town Playground[7][8]

Community FacilitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "West Island Line targets to open in December 2014, 90% of works complete" (PDF). MTR Corporation. 29 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Kennedy Town Station opens for business". Pacific Rim Construction. 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "MTR West Island Line Contracts Respectively Awarded to Gammon and Gammon-Nishimatsu WIL Joint Venture". Gammon Construction. 24 March 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Projects West Island Line Work Progress". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011.
  5. ^ Proposed location of Kennedy Town Station, MTR Corporation
  6. ^ "Kennedy Town Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  7. ^ Site Plan of Kennedy Town Station, West Island Line EIA Reports
  8. ^ "Kennedy Town Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 10 January 2014.