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North Point
北角

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The North Point station platform. This is the platform for Tsueng Kwan O Line, which is wider than Island line platforms.

The North Point station platform. This is the platform for Tsueng Kwan O Line, which is wider than Island line platforms.

Line      Island Line
     Tseung Kwan O Line
Code NOP
Service hours 0606/0112
Connections bus, minibus, ferry
District Eastern
Area North Point
Map MTR Website
Coordinates 22°17′28″N 114°12′01″E / 22.291040°N 114.200390°E / 22.291040; 114.200390Coordinates: 22°17′28″N 114°12′01″E / 22.291040°N 114.200390°E / 22.291040; 114.200390
Opened May 31, 1985(Island Line)
September 27, 2001 (TKO Line)
Type of station Underground
Type of platforms Island
No. of platforms 4
No. of exits 8
No. of lifts 2
No. of shops 4

Station location

Hong Kong MTR system map
North Point Station
Chinese 北角

North Point is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Island Line and the western terminus of the Tseung Kwan O Line. The livery of the station is tomato orange.

Contents

History

This station was opened in 1985 upon the completion of the Island Line. Until 2001, the station was only used by that line, and the layout of the station at that time featured a stacked side platform arrangement with trains running towards Sheung Wan Station operating on the level above trains running towards Chai Wan Station. Between 2001 and 2002, this station was expanded to facilitate a cross-platform interchange with the Tseung Kwan O Line. A new platform was constructed on each level opposite the existing platform and the station served as the temporary terminus of Kwun Tong Line. On August 4, 2002, the section of Tseung Kwan O Line from this station to Yau Tong was opened to allow passengers to develop familiarity with the new cross-harbour interchange arrangement. Since August 18, 2002, this station serves as the interchange station between the two lines as well as the terminus of Tseung Kwan O Line.

As cross-platform arrangement goes, the transfer distance is considered to be longer than other MTR cross-platform interchanges such as Prince Edward Station; however, it is nevertheless much more convenient for commuters to transfer than passing through the corridors in Quarry Bay Station, which provides no cross-platform arrangement.

Station layout

G - Exits
Walkway Walkway Exits, walkway to all exits
Walkway Walkway MTRshops
Walkway to all exits
Concourse Concourse Customer Service, MTRshops
Vending machines, Automatic teller machines
Octopus Promotion Machine
Upper Level
Platforms
Platform 2      Island Line towards Sheung Wan
Island platform,      Island Line train doors will open on the left
     Tseung Kwan O Line train doors will open on the right
Platform 4      Tseung Kwan O Line termination platform
Lower Level
Platforms
Platform 1      Island Line towards Chai Wan
Island platform,      Island Line train doors will open on the right
     Tseung Kwan O Line train doors will open on the left
Platform 3      Tseung Kwan O Line towards Po Lam/LOHAS Park

Entrances/exits

All exits are located on King's Road and the side streets nearby.

Transport connections

North Point is the home of a large bus terminus, situated at the North Point Ferry Pier. (Exit A1) At the same time, other modes of transport like buses, trams and taxis are accessed at King's Road, which can be reached through Exits B1 and B3.

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Bus

North Point Ferry Pier Bus Terminus (Exit A1) To Braemar Hill:

  • 27, 529

to Chai Wan (East):

  • 82

To Happy Valley (Upper):

  • 19

To Kennedy Town:

  • 10, 18P

To Pokfield Road:

  • 23

To Siu Sai Wan:

  • 85

To Stanley:

  • 63, 65

To Disneyland:

  • R11

To Airport:

  • A11

Ferry

The North Point Ferry Pier (entrance/exit A1) provides services to Hung Hom, Kowloon City and Kwun Tong. Passengers who wish to take the ferry should leave North Point Station at entrance/exit A1, and follow Shu Kuk Street until they reach the bus terminus. The ferry pier is by the shore.

Gallery

Neighbouring stations

Preceding station   MTR   Following station
towards Sheung Wan
Island Line
towards Chai Wan
Terminus Tseung Kwan O Line
towards Po Lam or LOHAS Park

See also


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