North Point station

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North Point (Chinese: 北角; Cantonese Yale: Bākgok) is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Island Line and the western terminus of the Tseung Kwan O Line, located in North Point on Hong Kong Island. The livery of the station is tomato orange.

North Point

MTR rapid transit station
North Point Station 2013 part5.JPG
Platform 3
Chinese name
Hanyu PinyinBěijiǎo
Cantonese YaleBākgok
Literal meaningNorth Corner
General information
LocationNear Roca Centre, King's Road, North Point
Eastern District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°17′27″N 114°12′03″E / 22.2909°N 114.2007°E / 22.2909; 114.2007Coordinates: 22°17′27″N 114°12′03″E / 22.2909°N 114.2007°E / 22.2909; 114.2007
Operated byMTR Corporation
Platforms4 (island platforms)
ConnectionsBus, public light bus, tram, ferry
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeNOP
  • 31 May 1985 (1985-05-31) (Island Line)
  • 27 September 2001 (2001-09-27) (Kwun Tong Line)
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Fortress Hill
towards Kennedy Town
Island line Quarry Bay
towards Chai Wan
Terminus Tseung Kwan O line Quarry Bay
towards Po Lam
Tseung Kwan O line
Rush hours only
Quarry Bay
towards LOHAS Park
Quarry Bay
towards Yau Ma Tei
Kwun Tong line
Planned (North Island Line extension)
Causeway Bay North
towards Tamar
Tseung Kwan O line
Quarry Bay
towards Po Lam or LOHAS Park
Track layout
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
North Point
Location within the MTR system


This station was opened in 1985 upon the completion of the Island Line. Until 2001, the station was only used by that line, and the layout of the station at that time featured a stacked side platform arrangement with trains running towards Sheung Wan Station operating on the level above trains running towards Chai Wan Station. Between 2001 and 2002, this station was expanded to facilitate a cross-platform interchange with the Kwun Tong Line. A new platform was constructed on each level opposite the existing platform and the station served as the temporary terminus of Kwun Tong Line. On 4 August 2002, the section of Tseung Kwan O Line from this station to Yau Tong was opened to allow passengers to develop familiarity with the new cross-harbour interchange arrangement. Since 18 August 2002, this station serves as an interchange station between the two lines as well as the terminus of Tseung Kwan O Line.

In 2001, an artwork by architect Tao Ho and local schoolchildren called North Point, My Neighbourhood was installed in the station. It is an illustrated mural depicting familiar sights from around North Point.

Station layoutEdit

G - Exits
Walkway Walkway Exits, walkway to all exits
Walkway Walkway MTRshops
Walkway to all exits
C Concourse Customer Service, MTRshops
Vending machines, Automatic teller machines
Octopus Promotion Machine
Upper Level
Platform 2      Island line towards Kennedy Town (Fortress Hill)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for Island Line, right for Tseung Kwan O Line
Platform 4      Tseung Kwan O line termination platform
Lower Level
Platform 1      Island line towards Chai Wan (Quarry Bay)
Island platform, doors will open on the right for Island Line, left for Tseung Kwan O Line
Platform 3      Tseung Kwan O line towards Po Lam (Quarry Bay)
     Tseung Kwan O line towards LOHAS Park peak hours only (Quarry Bay)


Compared to cross-platform arrangements at other MTR stations, the transfer distance is longer here; however, it is nevertheless much more convenient for commuters to transfer than passing through the corridors in Quarry Bay Station, which provides no cross-platform arrangement.


All exits are located on King's Road and the side streets nearby.[2]

Transport connectionsEdit

North Point is the home of a large bus terminus, situated at the North Point Ferry Pier. (Exit A1) At the same time, other modes of transport like buses, trams and taxis are accessed at King's Road, which can be reached through Exits B1 and B3.


The North Point Ferry Pier (entrance/exit A1) provides services to Hung Hom, Kowloon City and Kwun Tong. Passengers who wish to take the ferry should leave North Point Station at entrance/exit A1, and follow Shu Kuk Street until they reach the seashore.

Special trainEdit

To relieve overcrowding of the Kennedy Town-bound platform in morning peak hour, a number of trains from Chai Wan Depot run empty and are placed into service at North Point.[3]

Future developmentEdit

North Point will become an intermediate station on the Tseung Kwan O Line once the North Island Line project is completed. Tseung Kwan O Line North Point-bound train will run towards Tamar via Causeway Bay North and Exhibition Centre stations, paralleling the Island Line. This will significantly relieve the overcrowding on Kennedy Town-bound trains of the Island Line during the morning rush hour.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "North Point Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  2. ^ "North Point Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Scheduled train service level". MTR Service Update.