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Yuen Long (Chinese: 元朗) is an MTR station in the north-eastern part of Yuen Long Town, New Territories, Hong Kong, on the West Rail Line between Kam Sheung Road and Long Ping. It is an interchange between the West Rail Line and Yuen Long Stop of the Light Rail system.

Yuen Long

元朗
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Yuen Long Station Structure 201107.jpg
Appearance of Yuen Long Station
Chinese name
Chinese元朗
Cantonese YaleYùnlóhng
Literal meaningLeading light(ly)
General information
LocationLong Yat Road × Long Ming Street, Yuen Long
Yuen Long District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°26′46″N 114°02′07″E / 22.4461°N 114.0352°E / 22.4461; 114.0352Coordinates: 22°26′46″N 114°02′07″E / 22.4461°N 114.0352°E / 22.4461; 114.0352
Owned byKCR Corporation
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeYUL
History
Opened
  • 20 December 2003 (2003-12-20)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Kam Sheung Road
towards Hung Hom
West Rail line Long Ping
towards Tuen Mun
Preceding stop MTR Light Rail MTR Light Rail Following stop
Tai Tong Road 610
transfer at Yuen Long
Terminus
614
transfer at Yuen Long
615
transfer at Yuen Long
Tai Tong Road
towards Tin Yat
761P
transfer at Yuen Long
Track layout
2
1
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Yuen Long
Location within the MTR system

HistoryEdit

Yuen Long and Long Ping station were built under a combined contract, numbered CC-202, which was awarded to the AMEC-Hong Kong Construction Joint Venture. The contract, worth HK$1.76 billion, commenced in September 1999.[1] Piling was completed at Yuen Long station in November 2001, while the superstructure and civil works were completed by March 2002.[2] A topping-out ceremony for both Yuen Long and Long Ping stations was held on 24 May 2002.[1]

The station opened on 20 December 2003 with the inauguration of the West Rail.

A new station exit (Exit K), linking the station concourse to Yoho Mall, was opened on 31 May 2017.[3]

On the night of 21 July 2019, the station was attacked by armed men, leaving 45 people injured.[4] The incident prompted a series of protests around Yuen Long, expanding the extent of Hong Kong's anti-extradition bill protests.[5]

Station layoutEdit

P
Platforms
Platform 2      West Rail line towards Hung Hom (Kam Sheung Road)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1      West Rail line towards Tuen Mun (Long Ping)
C Concourse Customer services, toilets
MTRShops, ticket machines, ATMs
G Light Rail stop Exits,      Light Rail Yuen Long Stop, public transport interchange

It is an elevated through station with one island platform.[6]

Entrances/exitsEdit

Feeder servicesEdit

Railway[7]
MTR Bus[7]
  • K65: Yuen Long Station ↔ Lau Fau Shan
  • K74: Tin Shui ↺ Au Tau (Peak Hour Service)
Kowloon Motor Bus[7]
  • 53: Yuen Long Station ↔ Tsuen Wan West Station
  • 54: Yuen Long (West) ↺ Sheung Tsuen
  • 64K: Yuen Long (West) ↔ Tai Po Market Station
  • 68: Park YOHO ↺ Yuen Long Station
  • 68E: Yuen Long Park ↔ Tsing Yi Station
  • 68F: Park YOHO ↺ Yuen Long Park
  • 68M: Yuen Long (West) ↔ Tsuen Wan Station
  • 68X: Hung Shui Kiu (Hung Fuk Estate) ↔ Mong Kok (Park Avenue)
  • 76K: Long Ping Estate ↔ Ching Ho Estate
  • 77K: Yuen Long (Fung Cheung Road) ↔ Sheung Shui
  • 261X: Tuen Mun Central ↔ Cheung Wah Estate (Peak Hour Service)
  • 264R: Tin Yiu ↔ Tai Po Market Station (Weekend and Public Holidays only)
  • 268A: Long Ping Estate → Kwun Tong Ferry (Weekdays Morning Peak hour only)
  • 268B: Long Ping Station ↔ Hung Hom Ferry (Hung Luen Road) (Weekdays Peak Hour Service and Weekend and Public Holidays full day Service)
  • 268C: Long Ping Station ↔ Kwun Tong Ferry
  • 268P: Long Ping ↔ Kwun Tong Ferry via Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong Business Area (Weekdays Peak hour only)
  • 268X: Hung Shui Kiu (Hung Fuk Estate) ↔ West Kowloon Station
  • 269D: Tin Fu ↔ Lek Yuen
  • 276: Tin Tsz ↔ Sheung Shui
  • 276P: Tin Shui Wai Station ↔ Sheung Shui
  • B1: Tin Tsz ↔ Lok Ma Chau Station
  • N269: Tin Tsz ↔ Mei Foo (Midnight Service)
Cross Harbour Tunnel Bus[7]
  • 968: Yuen Long (West) ↔ Causeway Bay (Tin Hau)
  • 968A: Yuen Long (West) → Causeway Bay (Tin Hau) via Long Ping Estate (Weekdays Morning Peak hour only)
  • 968X: Yuen Long (West) ↔ Quarry Bay (Rush Time Service)
  • N368: Yuen Long (West) ↔ Central (Macau Ferry) via Mei Foo (Midnight Service)
New Lantao Bus[7]
Long Win Bus[7]
  • A36: Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) ↔ Long Ping Station via Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port
  • E34B: Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) ↔ Yuen Long (Ma Wang Road)
  • E34P: Tin Shui Wai Town Centre ↔ Tung Chung (Yat Tung Estate) (Rush Time Service)
  • N30: Yuen Long Station → Tung Chung via Airport and Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) → Yuen Long Station (Midnight Service)
  • N30S: Yuen Long Station ↔ Tung Chung via Airport (Midnight Service)
  • NA34: Tin Shui Wai Town Centre ↔ Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port via Airport (Midnight Service)
Public light bus[7]
  • New Territories Green minibus:
    • 31: Yuen Long (Hong King Street) ↔ Tong Yan San Tsuen
    • 32: Yuen Long (Hong King Street) ↔ Tan Kwai Tsuen
    • 36: Yuen Long (Fuk Hong Street) ↔ Tai Sang Wai
    • 37: Yuen Long (Fuk Hong Street) ↔ Yau Tam Mei Village Office
    • 38: Yuen Long (Fuk Hong Street) ↔ Yau Tam Mei via Sheung Chuk Yuen
    • 71: Yuen Long (Tai Heng Street) ↔ Ho Pui Village
    • 72: Yuen Long (Tai Heng Street) ↔ Lui Kung Tin
    • 75: Yuen Long (Fuk Hong Street) ↔ Ha Wan Tsuen / Lok Ma Chau Station
    • 76: Yuen Long (Fuk Hong Street) ↔ Siu Hum Tsuen
    • 77: Tin Shui Wai Town Centre ↔ Lok Ma Chau (San Tin) Public Transport Interchange
    • 77A: Tin Shui Wai (Grandeur Terrace) ↔ Pok Oi Hospital
    • 77B: Tin Shui Wai Town Centre ↔ Pok Oi Hospital / Yuen Long Station (After 21:00 everyday)
    • 601: Yuen Long (Fung Cheung Road) ↔ Pak Wai Tsuen
    • 602: Yuen Long (Fau Choi Street) ↔ Tai Kong Po
    • 603: Yuen Long (Fung Cheung Road) ↔ Fung Kat Heung
    • 604: Yuen Long Station ↔ Shan Ha Tsuen
    • 608: Yuen Long (Fau Choi Street) ↔ Wan Toi Shan
    • 609: Yuen Long StadiumPok Oi Hospital
    • 609B: Long Sin Estate ↺ Yuen Long Station
    • 611: Shan Pui Road ↔ Yuen Long (Fau Choi Street)
    • 611A: Shan Pui Road ↺ Yuen Long Station (Morning Peak hour only)
    • 611B: One Regent Place (Kwan Lok Lane) ↺ Yuen Long Station (Morning Peak hour only)

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "All KCR West Rail stations in the New Territories topped out". Kowloon–Canton Railway Corporation. 24 May 2002.
  2. ^ Hussain, Naeem; Kwok, Michael (2006). "The Yuen Long section: viaducts and stations". The Arup Journal. 2006 (3): 7–17.
  3. ^ "New Entrance Opened at MTR Yuen Long Station" (PDF). MTR Corporation. 31 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Hong Kong protests: Armed mob violence leaves city in shock". BBC. 22 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Police and protesters clash on eighth weekend of Hong Kong marches". CNN. 22 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Yuen Long Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Yuen Long Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 October 2016.

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