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Tin Hau (Chinese: 天后) is a station on the Island Line of the Hong Kong MTR rapid transit system.

Tin Hau

天后
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Tin Hau Station 2013 07 part1.JPG
Platform 2
Chinese name
Chinese天后
Cantonese YaleTīnhauh
Literal meaningHeavenly queen
General information
LocationIntersection between King's Road and Causeway Road, Causeway Bay
Wan Chai District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°16′58″N 114°11′30″E / 22.2827°N 114.1917°E / 22.2827; 114.1917Coordinates: 22°16′58″N 114°11′30″E / 22.2827°N 114.1917°E / 22.2827; 114.1917
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms2 (split level side platforms)
ConnectionsBus, public light bus, tram
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes (with stairlift)
Other information
Station codeTIH
History
Opened
  • 31 May 1985 (1985-05-31)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Causeway Bay
towards Kennedy Town
Island line Fortress Hill
towards Chai Wan
Track layout
1
P1 (upper level)
P2 (lower level)
2
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Tin Hau
Location within the MTR system

Contents

LocationEdit

Like all other Island Line stations, Tin Hau is located along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island. Named after the nearby Tin Hau Temple, the station is actually within the Causeway Bay neighbourhood; the station's presence has caused the surrounding area to be called "Tin Hau."

The station lies to the east of Victoria Park, with the Citicorp Centre to the north. The Hong Kong Central Library and Lin Fa Kung Garden are to the south of the station, as is the Causeway Bay Sports Ground.[1]

HistoryEdit

Tin Hau station was part of the original plan for the MTR, dating back to the Hong Kong Mass Transport Study in 1967.[2] It was not, however, in the Modified Initial System, which laid out the first few phases of the MTR system. Construction on the Island Line began in 1981, with the first section of the line, which included Tin Hau, opening on 31 May 1985. The Causeway Bay Magistracy was demolished to make way for the station.[3] From 2000, MTR retrofitted platform screen doors at thirty underground stations, one of them being Tin Hau; the project was finished in 2006.[4]

Station layoutEdit

Due to the limited space beneath Causeway Road and Hennessy Road, under which the Island Line runs, Tin Hau utilises a stacked platform layout. Eastbound trains using platform 1 stop on the upper level, while westbound trains using platform 2 stop on the lower level. In addition, there are two underground levels above the platforms: the concourse containing faregates and shops and the walkway which connects Exits A1-A2 and B.

G Ground level Exits, Transportation Interchange
Walkway Walkway MTRShops
Walkways to exits
C Concourse Customer Service
Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, ATM
P1
Platform
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1      Island line towards Chai Wan (Fortress Hill)
P2
Platform
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2      Island line towards Kennedy Town (Causeway Bay)

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Entrances and exitsEdit

ServicesEdit

Tin Hau station acts as an interchange between MTR rapid transit and local buses.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tin Hau Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  2. ^ Hong Kong Mass Transport Study Freeman, Fox, Wilbur Smith & Associates (1967)
  3. ^ Su, Victor (2 March 1981). "MTR looks at dozens of proposals: $billions in bid for Island Line". South China Morning Post. p. 1.
  4. ^ Retrofitting of PSDs at MTR stations to be completed by 2006
  5. ^ "Tin Hau Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.