Mong Kok East station
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|MTRrapid transit station|
Station exterior (from Yim Po Fong Street)
|Traditional Chinese||旺角 東|
|Simplified Chinese||旺角 东|
|Jyutping||Wong6 gok3 dung1|
|Literal meaning||Flourishing Corner East|
|Location||Luen Wan Street/Argyle Street, Mong Kok
Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong
|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|
|Rebuilt||4 May 1982|
|Previous names||Mong Kok, Yaumatei|
Mong Kok East (Chinese: 旺角東; Cantonese Yale: Wohng gok dūng) – formerly Yaumati (油麻地) 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.
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.[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.
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 ]
- A: Government Offices Carpark
- B: Mongkok Government Offices
- C: Sai Yee Street
- D: Grand Century Place
Nearby landmarks [ edit ]
Transport connections [ edit ]
Minibus Routes [ edit ]
To Cosmopolitan Estate:
To Metro Harbour View:
To Park Avenue:
Bus Routes [ edit ]
To Po Lam, Tseung Kwan O:
To Tsing Yi Estate:
To Siu Hong Court:
To Tuen Mun (Leung King Estate):
To Tuen Mun Pier:
References [ edit ]
- Hong Kong transport timeline
- Annual Department Report by the General Manager, Railway. Hong Kong: Government Printer. 1969. p. 2.
- "New name for station". South China Morning Post. 4 December 1968. p. 5.
- "Mong Kok East Station layout"(PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
- "Mong Kok East Station street map"(PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
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- Media related to Mong Kok East Station at Wikimedia Commons