Tai Koo station

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Tai Koo is a station on the Island Line of the Hong Kong MTR system. The station is located in Kornhill, Quarry Bay on Hong Kong Island and serves the area including Kornhill Gardens and Taikoo Shing. Tai Koo has a unique crimson livery and is one of the busiest stations in the system.[not verified in body]

Tai Koo

MTR rapid transit station
Tai Koo Station 2014 02 part1.JPG
Platform 1
Chinese name
Literal meaningToo old
General information
LocationKornhill, King's Road, Quarry Bay
Eastern District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°17′05″N 114°12′58″E / 22.2846°N 114.2161°E / 22.2846; 114.2161Coordinates: 22°17′05″N 114°12′58″E / 22.2846°N 114.2161°E / 22.2846; 114.2161
Operated byMTR Corporation
Platforms2 (island platform)
ConnectionsBus, public light bus, tram
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeTAK
  • 31 May 1985 (1985-05-31)
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Quarry Bay
towards Kennedy Town
Island line Sai Wan Ho
towards Chai Wan
Track layout
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Tai Koo
Location within the MTR system

The station was named for Taikoo Shing, the large-scale residential development built on the former site of Taikoo Dockyard, a Swire company, "Taikoo" being the Romanisation of the latter's Chinese name.


The Island Line opening ceremony was held in this station in May 1985 and was officiated by then-MTR chairman Sir Wilfrid Newton and Governor of Hong Kong Sir Edward Youde, who unveiled the commemorative plaques at the concourse level. The station is built in what was, at the time of its construction, the largest man-made cavern in Asia.[1]

Station layoutEdit

Tai Koo adheres to the general layout of most MTR stations. At ground level, there are numerous alphanumerically-named entrances and exits.

Platforms 1 and 2 are arranged in the simple island platform layout. Unlike most of the other underground stations on the Island Line, Tai Koo does not have separate tubes for each track and platform, but is located in a single tube encompassing both the concourse and the platform. Although it was not built in the cut and cover method, it is similar to cut and cover stations in that although there are escalators and stairs in the middle of the platform, it has an open design and the platforms are not separated. Each platform is equipped with platform screen doors for safety and ventilation reasons.

G Ground level Exits
C Concourse customer service, MTRShops
vending machines, ATM
Octopus promotion machine
Platform 1      Island line towards Chai Wan (Sai Wan Ho)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2      Island line towards Kennedy Town (Quarry Bay)



There are five groups of entrances and exits at Tai Koo station labeled A to E. In certain circumstances, there are subsets of these exit groups; these are marked with numbers.[3]

  • A: at the northeast corner of King's Road and Kornhill Road
  • B: opposite the intersection of King's Road and Kornhill Road, for Kornhill blocks N-R
  • C: between Kornhill Road and Hong On Street, for Kornhill blocks A-M and Kornhill Plaza South
  • D: between King's Road and Taikoo Shing Road
    • D1: for Cityplaza, One Island East and East Hong Kong  
    • D2: for Cityplaza
  • E: at northeastern corner of Kornhill Gardens at King's Road
    • E1: for Cityplaza
    • E2: for Kornhill Gardens blocks 5-6
    • E3: for Kornhill Gardens blocks 7-10

Transport connectionsEdit


To Kornhill
  • 33M (at exit B or C)
To Mount Parker Lodge
  • 32A (at exit B, E2 or E3)
To Nam Fung Sun Chuen


To Tsz Wan Shan (Central)


  1. ^ Forsyth, Neil (1990). Underground Pride. Mass Transit Railway Corporation. Retrieved 21 November 2013 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ "Tai Koo Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Tai Koo Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.