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Tseung Kwan O Line
將軍澳綫

Po Lam Station
Tseung Kwan O Line.svg
No. of stations 8
Type Heavy rail
Line length 12.3 km
Districts Eastern, Kwun Tong, Sai Kung
Opened 4 August 2002
Voltage DC 1500 V
Gauge 1432 mm
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North Point (Island Line)
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Quarry Bay (Island Line)
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Eastern Harbour Crossing
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Yau Tong (Kwun Tong Line)
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Tiu Keng Leng (Kwun Tong Line)
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Tseung Kwan O
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Hang Hau
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Po Lam
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Tseung Kwan O Depot
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LOHAS Park
Tseung Kwan O Line
Traditional Chinese 將軍澳綫
Simplified Chinese 将军澳线
The realignment of Kwun Tong Line upon the inauguration of the Tseung Kwan O Line.

The Tseung Kwan O Line is one of the eleven lines of the MTR system in Hong Kong. It runs from Hong Kong Island to the new town of Tseung Kwan O. The line is indicated with the colour purple. During the morning peak period, the Tseung Kwan O Line needs 15 trains in service to keep 2.7 minute intervals. It currently travels through seven stations in 15 minutes along its route.

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Route map

Geographically accurate map of the MTR Tseung Kwan O Line

History

This line was planned to serve the new town of Tseung Kwan O (literally, General's Bay), and after being approved by the Hong Kong Executive Council on 20 October 1998, construction commenced on 24 April 1999. The line opened on 18 August 2002, and took over the train tracks running through the Eastern Harbour Tunnel from the Kwun Tong Line. Subsequently, the Kwun Tong Line was diverted to Tiu Keng Leng station on the new line.

This line is the first MTR line with no track on viaducts. The portion of the line between Yau Tong and Po Lam has its concourses set on ground level or above, unlike other stations on the MTR network which have concourses underground. Trains at Yau Tong, Po Lam and LOHAS Park are also at ground level, but are completely covered to minimise noise to the surrounding development. The rest of the line has its tracks below ground level.

Not all of the line was newly constructed. Quarry Bay station and the tunnels crossing Victoria Harbour had been in use for over 10 years by the Kwun Tong Line.

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Trains

Originally, the MTR bought a batch of new trains to serve the new line, known as "K-Stock", jointly manufactured by ROTEM consortium (South Korea) and Mitsubishi (Japan). The purpose was for quieter travel and the energy of deceleration can be retransmitted to the train. However at the launch of the line, the original "M-trains" (G-Stock, H-Stock and Q-Stock) ran on the new line, while the new trains were transferred to the Kwun Tong Line for service.

Stations

This is a list of all the stations on the Tseung Kwan O Line. The colored boxes holding the station names represent the unique colour motif for the station.

Livery and Name District Connection(s) Date opened
Tseung Kwan O Line
Sheung Wan* Central and Western
Central*      Tsuen Wan Line
Hong Kong Station for
     Tung Chung Line and
     Airport Express
Admiralty*      Tsuen Wan Line
Wan Chai* Wan Chai
Causeway Bay*
Tin Hau* Eastern
North Point      Island Line September 27, 2001
(as part of Kwun Tong Line)
Quarry Bay August 6, 1989
(as part of Kwun Tong Line)
Yau Tong Kwun Tong      Kwun Tong Line August 4, 2002
Tiu Keng Leng Sai Kung August 18, 2002
Tseung Kwan O
Hang Hau
Po Lam
Spur line after Tsueng Kwan O Station
LOHAS Park Sai Kung July 26, 2009

Notes

* Proposed as part of the North Island Line project. According to this project, the Tseung Kwan O Line will take the Sheung Wan - Tin Hau section of the Island Line.

Future development

According to Rail Projects Under Planning 2000 released by Highways Department; in the North Island Line proposal, the Tseung Kwan O line will extend from North Point Station westwards to Tin Hau Station, and take up the western portion of the Island Line.

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