Mong Kok East station

Mong Kok East

MTRrapid transit station
Station exterior (from Yim Po Fong Street)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 旺角
Simplified Chinese 旺角
Jyutping Wong6 gok3 dung1
Hanyu Pinyin Wàngjiǎodōng
Literal meaning Flourishing Corner East
General information
Location Luen Wan Street/Argyle Street, Mong Kok

Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°19′20″N 114°10′22″E  /  22.3222°N 114.1728°E  / 22.3222; 114.1728 Coordinates: 22°19′20″N114°10′22″E / 22.3222°N 114.1728°E / 22.3222; 114.1728
Owned by Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation
Operated by MTR Corporation
Platforms 3 (1 side platform and 1 island platform)
Tracks 3 (1 on each platform)
Connections Bus, public light bus
Structure type On embankment
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code MKK
  • 1 October 1910; 110 years ago (1910-10-01)
Rebuilt 4 May 1982; 38 years ago (1982-05-04)
Electrified 1983
Previous names Mong Kok, Yaumatei
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Hung Hom
East Rail line Kowloon Tong
towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau
Former services
Preceding station KCR Following station
KCR British section Sha Tin
towards Lo Wu
Track layout
Mong Kok freight yard
Luen Wan St
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Mong Kok East
Location within the MTR system

Mong Kok East (Chinese: 旺角東; Cantonese Yale: Wohng gok dūng) – formerly Yaumati (油麻地)[citation needed] and Mong Kok railway station (旺角) – is a station on Hong Kong's East Rail Line. Only out-of-system interchange is available with Kwun Tong Line and Tsuen Wan Line at Mong Kok station via a footbridge. The station is connected to Grand Century Place, a large shopping mall.

Although the station is in the same region and quite close[according to whom?] to Mong Kok station, the fares are quite different from each other.[according to whom?]

History [ edit ]

The station, initially named Yaumati, was constructed on 1 October 1910 to cope with the opening of the British Section of Kowloon–Canton Railway.[1][unreliable source?] The station was later renamed Mong Kok on 31 December 1968 on the grounds that the station was actually in Mong Kok District.[2][3]

In 1983, the station was rebuilt. A temporary station was in use just to the south (towards Hung Hom) during reconstruction. After the takeover of KCR operations by the MTR Corporation on 2 December 2007, the station was renamed to Mong Kok East. Before the MTR–KCR merger, this station shared a name with the separate Mong Kok station on the Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong lines.

Station layout [ edit ]

Platform 1 is the terminus platform for some southbound trains during peak hours and the train will return northbound towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau. The platforms are curved and the platform gap is relatively large compared to other MTR stations.

- Overlaying properties Grand Century Place
M Mezzanine Staff only area, MTRShop (MX Fastfood)
C Concourse Exits, a transport interchange

Customer Service Centres, toilets

shops, vending machines, ATMs

Platform 1     East Rail line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Kowloon Tong)

     East Rail line termination platform (some rush-hour trips)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Platform 2     East Rail line towards Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Kowloon Tong)
Platform 3      East Rail line towards Hung Hom (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the left


Entrances/exits [ edit ]

Nearby landmarks [ edit ]

Transport connections [ edit ]

Minibus Routes [ edit ]

To Cosmopolitan Estate:

  • 12A (Exit B)

To Metro Harbour View:

  • 12B (Exit B)

To Park Avenue:

  • 79K (Exit B)

Bus Routes [ edit ]

To Po Lam, Tseung Kwan O:

  • 93K (Exit C)
  • N293, 293S (Two Lines Midnight Only, Exit C)

To Tsing Yi Estate:

  • 44 (Exit C)

To Siu Hong Court:

  • 67X (Exit C)

To Tuen Mun (Leung King Estate):

  • 58X (Exit C)

To Tuen Mun Pier:

  • 59X (Exit C)

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Hong Kong transport timeline
  2. ^ Annual Department Report by the General Manager, Railway. Hong Kong: Government Printer. 1969. p. 2.
  3. ^ "New name for station". South China Morning Post. 4 December 1968. p. 5.
  4. ^ "Mong Kok East Station layout"(PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Mong Kok East Station street map"(PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 February 2015.

External links [ edit ]

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