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Hung Hom
紅磡

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Appearance of Hung Hom Station

Appearance of Hung Hom Station

Line      East Rail Line
     West Rail Line
Code HUH
Service hours 0530/0110
District Yau Tsim Mong/
Kowloon City
Area Hung Hom
Map MTR Website
Coordinates 22°18′10″N 114°10′54″E / 22.302859°N 114.181596°E / 22.302859; 114.181596Coordinates: 22°18′10″N 114°10′54″E / 22.302859°N 114.181596°E / 22.302859; 114.181596
Opened November 30, 1975
Type of station Ground Level
Type of platforms Island (1-6)/
Side (7)
No. of platforms 6
No. of exits 4

Station location

Hong Kong MTR system map

Hung Hom Station (紅磡站), formerly known as Kowloon Station (九龍車站) is a station on the East Rail Line and West Rail Line in Hong Kong. It is located in Hung Hom, Kowloon. Hung Hom Station is one of the three Hong Kong ports-of-entry on the MTR network, along with Lo Wu Station and Lok Ma Chau Station.

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History

This station was opened in 1974 because the old Kowloon station at Tsim Sha Tsui was too small, had no room for expansion and was therefore demolished in the same year (although the clock tower still stands). This new Kowloon station, later renamed Hung Hom station, served as the terminus for East Rail Line until 24 October 2004, when East Rail Line was extended to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station at Tsim Sha Tsui. After the Kowloon Southern Link opened, however, it again served as the terminus for East Rail Line. In addition, it also became the terminus for West Rail Line. The expanded part of the concourse in Hung Hom station was opened in 2001.

Before the relocation of Kowloon terminus from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hung Hom in 1974, a station named Hung Hom was located at Chatham Road South, next to the then coastline of Hung Hom Bay and near Gun Club Hill Barracks.

Hung Hom and its surrounding roads and areas continued to display signage referring to the Hung Hom transport interchange as a "Railway Terminus", even though East Rail Line was temporarily extended to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station (it was, of course, still the terminus for cross-border services). Now, after the opening of the Kowloon Southern Link on August 16, 2009, Hung Hom is once again the terminus for domestic services as well.

Since Hung Hom Station is located near the Cross Harbour Tunnel, it serves as an important transport interchange for passengers heading to and from Hong Kong Island.

Future development

The Sha Tin to Central Link, in its various manifestations throughout the last thirty years, all considered Hung Hom as a strategic key. In the latest recommendations by the Legco, the East Rail Line will be extended to Hong Kong Island, forming a North-South corridor, whereas the West Rail Line, the Ma On Shan Line, and the yet-to-be-built East Kowloon Link, will be connected into an East-west Line. Hung Hom will serve as a interchange station. The proposal negated the need to perform three-line interchanges, which would have required new underground platforms and escalator transfers.

Service

Hung Hom serves as the southern terminus of both East Rail Line and West Rail Line, as well as the terminus of cross-border services with destinations to major cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, as well as Zhaoqing, Foshan, Dongguan in Guangdong. Transfers between the East Rail Line and West Rail Line are provided through cross-platform interchanges.

Station layout

Loft - MTRShops
G
Concourse
Intercity Through
Train Concourse/
Exit C Concourse
Exit C, a transport interchange
ticketing office, Customer Service Centre, toilets, Hong Kong Immigration Department
and Customs and Excise Department checkpoints (for intercity train passengers)
MTRShops, vending machines
ATMs, lockers
M
Concourse
Exit A & B
Concourse
Exit A, B, footbridge, public transport interchange
Customer Service
Exit D Concourse Exit D, footbridge, Customer Service
Footbridges to Cross Harbour Tunnel, Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
Tsim Sha Tsui East,Hong Kong Museum of History,
Hong Kong Science Museum, Hung Hom
P
Platforms
Platform 1      East Rail Line towards Lo Wu/Lok Ma Chau
Island platform, doors will open on the left.
Platform 2      West Rail Line towards Tuen Mun
Platform 3      West Rail Line towards Tuen Mun
Island platform, doors will open on the right.
Platform 4      East Rail Line towards Lo Wu/Lok Ma Chau
Platform 5 Intercity Through Train to Zhaoqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Beijing
Island platform, This platform is a closed area.
Platform 6 Intercity Through Train to Zhaoqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Beijing
Platform 7 Freight Platform
Side platform. Not for public use.

Transport Interchange

To Chuk Yuen Estate:

  • 11K

To Upper Sau Mau Ping:

  • 11X

To Choi Wan Estate:

  • 21

To Yiu On Estate:

  • 81C

To Kam Ying Court:

  • 87D
  • N281

From Siu Hong Court:

  • 260A

To Po Tin:

  • 260X

To Airport:

  • A21

From Tung Chung:

  • E21X

To Yau Tong:

  • N216

To Cheung Hang:

  • N241

To Fu Heng:

  • N271

Gallery

Neighbouring stations

Preceding station   MTR   Following station
Terminus East Rail Line
towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau
Terminus West Rail Line
towards Tuen Mun
Terminus Guangdong Through Train
towards Zhaoqing
Terminus Beijing-Kowloon Through Train
Terminus
Terminus Shanghai-Kowloon Through Train
Terminus

Future neighbouring stations after 2019

Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Admiralty
North-south Line
towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau
towards Wu Kai Sha
East-west Line
towards Tuen Mun
Terminus Guangdong Through Train
towards Zhaoqing
Terminus Beijing-Kowloon Through Train
Terminus
Terminus Shanghai-Kowloon Through Train
Terminus

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