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East Tsim Sha Tsui
尖東

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East Tsim Sha Tsui Station platform

East Tsim Sha Tsui Station platform

Line      West Rail Line
Code ETS
Service hours 0554-0049
District Yau Tsim Mong
Area Tsim Sha Tsui
Map MTR Website
Coordinates 22°17′44″N 114°10′31″E / 22.295472°N 114.175367°E / 22.295472; 114.175367Coordinates: 22°17′44″N 114°10′31″E / 22.295472°N 114.175367°E / 22.295472; 114.175367
Opened October 24, 2004
Type of station Underground
Type of platforms Island
No. of platforms 2
No. of exits 15
No. of shops 30

Station location

Hong Kong MTR system map
Concourse of East Tsim Sha Tsui Station
East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J
East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit L3
East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit L5
East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit L6

East Tsim Sha Tsui Station (Chinese: 尖東站) is a station in the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system of Hong Kong. It is currently an intermediate station on the West Rail Line.

The station was built to alleviate surface traffic jams and passenger congestion at Kowloon Tong Station. The distance from Hung Hom to the station is about one kilometre with the journey time of less than two minutes.

This station is linked with Tsim Sha Tsui Station of the Tsuen Wan Line by subways (underground pedestrian tunnels).

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History

East Tsim Sha Tsui station was opened on 24 October 2004 as a southward extension of the East Rail Line from Hung Hom Station, and served as the southern terminus of the East Rail Line until 16 August 2009.

The predecessor of the East Rail Line is the Kowloon-Canton Railway (British Section), which was opened in 1910. At the time of opening, its southern terminus was the old Kowloon Station located in Tsim Sha Tsui, where the Clock Tower stands today. However, the old Kowloon Station in Tsim Sha Tsui was demolished in 1974, and the southern terminus of the railway was relocated to a newly-built station in Hung Hom. Therefore, the 2004 southward extension from Hung Hom Station to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station symbolised the return of the railway to the Tsim Sha Tsui area after 30 years.

The status of East Tsim Sha Tsui Station as the southern terminus of the East Rail Line was intended to be a temporary arrangement only. Upon the opening of the MTR Kowloon Southern Link on 16 August 2009, the East Rail Line terminates at Hung Hom Station to the south again, and the tracks between Hung Hom Station and East Tsim Sha Tsui Station became part of the West Rail Line. As a result, Hung Hom Station is now the common southern terminus of (and an interchange station for) the East Rail Line and the West Rail Line, whilst East Tsim Sha Tsui Station is now an intermediate station on the West Rail Line.

Station layout

Pk/PD
Park/
Podium Deck
Park/
Podium Deck
Middle Road Children's Playground,
Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront Podium Garden
G
Ground
Exits Exits, East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Transport interchange,
Tsim Sha Tsui East (Mody Road) Transport interchange
C/S
Concourse/
Subway
Concourse Customer Service Centres, Washrooms
shops, vending machines, ATMs
Subway Subway to Tsim Sha Tsui Station/      Tsuen Wan Line, Middle Road,
Peking Road, Kowloon Park Drive, Canton Road
Salisbury Road, Hanoi Road, K11 Art Mall,
Nathan Road, Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
P
Platforms
Platform 1      West Rail Line towards Tuen Mun
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2      West Rail Line towards Hung Hom

Passengers heading towards the Tsuen Wan Line should ride the escalator up to the concourse, and leave the West Rail Line system. Then they have to walk along the Middle Road or Mody Road subway system respectively to reach Tsim Sha Tsui station at exit L2 and M3 respectively.

Although the stations are connected by subway, the fare gates for East Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui Stations are separated. Single journey ticket passengers transferring from the      West Rail Line to the      Tsuen Wan Line must purchase a second ticket at Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Octopus card users who transfer between East Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui Stations within thirty minutes without making any other transport related purchases or more than nine non-transport related purchases in between stations are considered to have taken a single journey and are charged accordingly.

Entrances/exits

East Tsim Sha Tsui Station is linked with Tsim Sha Tsui Station through the Mody Road and Middle Road Subways. When both stations' exits are combined, the total number of exits outnumber even that of Central. East Tsim Sha Tsui Station has the exit with the highest letter of all rail stations in Hong Kong.

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In Tsim Sha Tsui Station

In East Tsim Sha Tsui Station

Neighbouring stations

Preceding station   MTR   Following station
Terminus
West Rail Line
towards Tuen Mun
towards Central
Tsuen Wan Line
Transfer at: Tsim Sha Tsui
towards Tsuen Wan

See also


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