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LOHAS Park (Chinese: 康城; Cantonese Yale: Hōngsìng)[1] is a rapid transit station on the Tseung Kwan O Line of the MTR system in Hong Kong. It opened on 26 July 2009.

LOHAS Park
康城
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
HK Lohas Park Station Platform 2009.jpg
LOHAS Park Station
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 康城
Simplified Chinese 康城
Cantonese Yale Hōngsìng
Literal meaning healthy city
General information
Location 1 LOHAS Park Road, LOHAS Park, Tseung Kwan O
Sai Kung District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°17′45″N 114°16′08″E / 22.2957°N 114.2689°E / 22.2957; 114.2689Coordinates: 22°17′45″N 114°16′08″E / 22.2957°N 114.2689°E / 22.2957; 114.2689
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 2 (Island platforms)
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code LHP
History
Opened
  • 26 July 2009 (2009-07-26)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Tseung Kwan O
towards North Point
Tseung Kwan O line
Rush hours only
Terminus
Tseung Kwan O Tseung Kwan O line
Off-peak shuttle service
Route map

to Tseung Kwan O
Depot
2
1
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
LOHAS Park
Location within the MTR system

Contents

LocationEdit

The station serves a residential project called LOHAS Park (formerly "Dream City") at Area 86. The first tenders for the construction of Phase 1 were completed in January 2005. Next to the Tseung Kwan O Line Depot, it is the easternmost railway station in Hong Kong.[2]

Transit-oriented developmentEdit

In accordance with both MTR's "Rail + Property" funding scheme and one of the goals of the Tseung Kwan O Line being to connect large housing estates on the eastern side of Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong Island, LOHAS Park is a site for transit-oriented development. LOHAS Park will be the largest MTR property development, a 32.08 ha (79.3 acres) site with 50 towers containing 21,500 apartments and approximately 45,000 m2 (480,000 sq ft) of retail.[3]

HistoryEdit

During the construction stages, the station was temporarily named Tseung Kwan O South, after its location in the southern part of the Tseung Kwan O New Town.[4]

Since the station opened, the Tseung Kwan O Line has been split into two branches at Tseung Kwan O, with the original northern branch towards Po Lam, and the new southern branch towards LOHAS Park. This is the second branch in the MTR system, after Lok Ma Chau Station on the East Rail Line.

Service controversyEdit

To operate the branch, MTR instituted a "3+1" service whereby every fourth train runs to LOHAS Park.[5] After 8 December 2014, MTR instituted a "2+1" service in peak hours. During off peak and Sundays, a shuttle train between LOHAS Park and Tiu Keng Leng would operate. This is one example when the "terminus" of some trains are within intermediate stations.

Although MTR compensated for the slight reduction of service by decreasing headways by ten seconds to 2.5 minutes, residents and passengers have complained that the branched nature of the line has increased delays. MTR claims that its on-time rate is still 99.9%.[6]

Station layoutEdit

U3
Podium
Podium Exit C, Passageway to LOHAS Park
U2 Concourse Customer service centre, MTRShops
U1
Platform
Platform 1      Tseung Kwan O line towards North Point peak hours, Tiu Keng Leng other times (Tseung Kwan O)
Island platform, doors will open on the left/right
Platform 2      Tseung Kwan O line towards North Point peak hours, Tiu Keng Leng other times (Tseung Kwan O)
G Exit Exit A, transport interchange

There are two platform faces on an island platform. Like in other underground MTR stations, platform screen doors have been installed.[7]

Entrances and exitsEdit

There are three entrances/exits. One of them leads to the public transport interchange located adjacent to the station, while the remaining two lead to LOHAS Park residential development. Exit B has not been built yet and it is reserved for future use.

Ground (G)Edit

  • A: Public Transport Interchange  , Shaw Film Studio

Podium (U3)Edit

  • C: LOHAS Park
    • C1: LOHAS Park, LOHAS Youth S.P.O.T.,The Capitol, Le Prestige, Le Prestige, La Splendeur
    • C2: LOHAS Park  

Transport connectionsEdit

Minibus and taxis can be accessed from Exit A.

Minibus RouteEdit

To Tseung Kwan O:

Bus RoutesEdit

To Tsim Sha Tsui East:

  • 98D Special Route*

To Mei Foo:

  • 98S*

To Tsuen Wan West Station:

  • 290x Express Route*

To Canton Road:

  • 796P*

To Tsim Sha Tsui East:

  • 796X Express Route*

To Sha Tin Station:

  • 798B*

Former Bus RoutesEdit

Circular via. The Capitol,Le Prestige,Le Primer

  • NR215 (Termination Effective October 28, 2012)

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Chinese name of this station, "康城" comes from the Chinese name of the served nearby housing estate, "日出康城". And the English name of this station, "LOHAS Park", is the same as this housing estate, "LOHAS Park".
  2. ^ a b "LOHAS Park Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  3. ^ LOHAS Park property developments: Summary of development details MTR Retrieved 2011-03-04
  4. ^ In the most recent business overview MTR used LOHAS Park instead of Tseung Kwan O South to identify the station. On 18 October 2008 MTR held a ceremony to name the station "LOHAS Park". "將軍澳港鐵新站命名「康城」". Sing Tao Daily. 2008-10-19. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  5. ^ LOHAS Park station and Tseung Kwan O Line "3+1" new train service arrangement MTR Retrieved 2011-03-04
  6. ^ LOHAS Park takes rap - for the delays on the rails Archived 28 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. The Standard Retrieved 2011-03-04
  7. ^ "LOHAS Park Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 October 2016.