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Kwai Fong (Chinese: 葵芳) is an elevated railway station on Tsuen Wan Line of Hong Kong's MTR system. Opened in 1982, it is located between Lai King and Kwai Hing stations.

Kwai Fong

葵芳
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Kwai Fong Station Platform 2016.jpg
Platform
Chinese name
Chinese
Hanyu PinyinKuífāng
Cantonese YaleKwàifōng
Literal meaningFragrant Sunflower
General information
LocationKwai Yan Road, Kwai Chung
Kwai Tsing District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°21′25″N 114°07′40″E / 22.3569°N 114.1279°E / 22.3569; 114.1279Coordinates: 22°21′25″N 114°07′40″E / 22.3569°N 114.1279°E / 22.3569; 114.1279
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms2 (side platforms)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, public light bus
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeKWF
History
Opened
  • 10 May 1982 (1982-05-10)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Lai King
towards Central
Tsuen Wan line Kwai Hing
towards Tsuen Wan
Track layout
1
2
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Kwai Fong
Location within the MTR system

Named after Kwai Fong Estate, a large public housing estate to its northeast, Kwai Fong, the neighbourhood around the station, has successfully become a transit interchange, business centre, as well as the landmark area of Kwai Chung. Since opening, all sorts of road transportation from various places in the Kwai Tsing District have converged here. A shopping centre (Metroplaza) was also built west of the station in the early 1990s. The station also serves those who work in the factories to its east.

The tracks north of the station are surrounded by concrete noise barriers to minimise noise pollution for residents living near the railway.

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HistoryEdit

Kwai Fong station was built as part of the Tsuen Wan Extension project, the first extension of the MTR system following its 1979 opening. The new line served to link the Tsuen Wan New Town to Kowloon. It opened on 10 May 1982.

Automatic platform gates were installed at this station in August 2011.

Station layoutEdit

P
Platforms
Exit E Exit, footbridge to Metroplaza
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Tsuen Wan line towards Central (Lai King)
Platform 1      Tsuen Wan line towards Tsuen Wan (Kwai Hing)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
C Concourse Exits, transport interchange
Customer services, MTRshops
Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, automatic teller machines
Octopus promotion machine
 
Kwai Fong Station Concourse

[1] The tracks of platform 1 and 2 are located next to each other in the middle of the station. Passengers have to ride different escalators up as according to the platform they want to go to.

Kwai Fong Station is one of the three elevated stations of the Tsuen Wan Line. (The others are Lai King and Kwai Hing stations.)

The structure of Kwai Fong Station is very similar to Kwai Hing Station.

Passengers can go to Exit E from Platform 1 without going down any escalators, but for Platform 2, passengers should take an escalator down to the concourse, and take an escalator back to Platform 1, and go to Exit E. From Exit E to the platform, it is the same as the above.

Entrances/ExitsEdit

Exits A through D are located at the ground floor of the station, while Exit E is located on Platform 1 (towards Tsuen Wan).

Transport ConnectionsEdit

Minibus RoutesEdit

To Container Port Road South:

  • 87M, 87A (Exit D)

To Greenfield Garden:

  • 88B (Exit B)

To Gin Drinker's Bay:

  • 404M (Exit C)

To Kwai Shing:

  • 89M (Exit D)

To Mayfair Garden (Hong Kong IVE & Thei, Tsing Yi Campus):

  • 88C (Exit C)

To Princess Margaret Hospital:

  • 407A (Exit D)

To Riviera Garden:

  • 404M (Exit D)

To Tsing Yi Estate:

  • 88 (Exit B)

To United Dockyard:

  • 88M (Exit B)

To Tivoli Garden:

  • 88D (Exit D)

To Tsing Lung Tau:

  • 302 (Exit D)

The MTR provides a 50-cent interchange discount for passengers changing from minibus route 407A to the MTR at Lai King or Kwai Fong stations, vice versa.

Kwai Fong MTR Station Transport Interchange (Exit A)Edit

These routes terminate at the transport interchange:

Stops are also there for these routes as well:

  • 30 Cheung Sha Wan <> Allway Gardens
  • 46P Mei Tin Estate ↺ Kwai Fong Station (Peak hours only)
  • 46X Mei Foo <> Hin Keng
  • 47X Kwai Shing Central <> Chun Shek
  • 57M Lai King North <> Shan King
  • 61M Lai King North <> Yau Oi South

IncidentsEdit

On 11 August 2019, during the 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests, the Hong Kong Police Force deployed tear gas canisters inside the station. This led to global condemnation, as many of the precautions regarding the use of tear gas indoors were ignored. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kwai Fong Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Kwai Fong Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  3. ^ https://hk.news.appledaily.com/international/realtime/article/20190812/59922482