North Point station
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.
|MTR rapid transit station|
|Literal meaning||North Corner|
|Location||Near Roca Centre, King's Road, North Point|
Eastern District, Hong Kong
|Operated by||MTR Corporation|
|Platforms||4 (island platforms)|
|Connections||Bus, public light bus, tram, ferry|
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.
|Walkway||Walkway||Exits, walkway to all exits|
Walkway to all exits
|C||Concourse||Customer Service, MTRshops|
Vending machines, Automatic teller machines
Octopus Promotion Machine
|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|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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