Tai Koo Station

MTR infobox
livery=#CC3300
namecolour=black
engname=Tai Koo
chiname=太古
line=Island



caption=Tai Koo Station
district=Eastern
area=Quarry Bay
open=May 31, 1985
type=Underground
platformtype=Island
platformno=2
exitno=9
escalatorno=28
liftno=3
shopno=13
codec

hours=0602 / 0112
connections= Minibus, bus
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coordinates=coor d|22.284589|N|114.216120|E|
codesmall=tak
code=TAK
Chinese
i=IPA|tʰaɪ33 ku35
c=太古
j=taai3 ku2
y=taai gú
p=Tàigǔ
l=Archean

Tai Koo (Chinese: 太古, literally Archean) is a station on the Island Line of the Hong Kong MTR system. The station is located in the Quarry Bay section of Hong Kong on the eponymous island and serves the areas of Kornhill, Kornhill Gardens, Taikoo Shing and Nam Fung Sun Chuen. As with all MTR stations, Fortress Hill has a unique colour scheme; its livery is crimson. Tai Koo station is one of the busiest stations in the system.

tation layout

Tai Koo adheres to the general layout of most MTR stations. At ground level, there are numerous alphanumerically-named entrances and exits. Platforms 1 and 2 are arranged in the simple island platform layout. Unlike most of the other underground stations on the Island Line, Tai Koo does not have separate tubes for each track and platform as the station was built in the cut and cover method. This means that although there are escalators and stairs in the middle of the platform, it has an open design and the platforms are not separated. Each platform is equipped with platform screen doors for safety and ventilation reasons.

Concourse shops

There are numerous shops on the councourse level of Tai Koo station including: 7-Eleven, Bank of China (Hong Kong)'s ATMs, Circle K Mini-store, Hang Seng Bank (with ATMs), Maxim's Cakes, Mrs. Fields Cookies, Okashi Land, Saint Honore Cake Shop, an automatic photo machine (Max Sight Photo-Me), and two vending machines (Swire Coca-Cola)

Entrances/exits

There are five groups of entrances and exits at Tai Koo station labelled A to E. In certain circumstances, there are subsets of these exit groups; these are marked with numbers.

*Tai Koo station exit group A (太古站A出口) at the northeast corner of King's Road and Kornhill Road
**Tai Koo station exit A1 (太古站A1出口)
***for Kornhill Gardens blocks 1-4 [http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/images/maps/tak.gifTai Koo station location map] "MTR" Retrieved 2008-08-20]
**Tai Koo station exit A2 (太古站A2出口)
***for Kornhill Plaza North
*Tai Koo station exit B (太古站B出口) opposite the intersection of King's Road and Kornhill Road
***for Kornhill Gardens blocks N-R
*Tai Koo station exit C (太古站C出口) between Kornhill Road and Hong On Street
***for Kornhill Gardens blocks A-M and Kornhill Plaza South
*Tai Koo station exit group D (太古站D出口) between King's Road and Taikoo Shing Road
**Tai Koo station exit D1 (太古站D1出口) access icon|10px
***for Cityplaza
**Tai Koo station exit D2 (太古站D2出口)
***for Citiplaza
*Tai Koo station exit group E (太古站E出口) at northeastern corner of Kornhill Gardens at King's Road
**Tai Koo exit E1 (太古站E1出口)
***for Cityplaza
**Tai Koo station exit E2 (太古站E2出口)
***for Kornhill Gardens blocks 5-6
**Tai Koo station exit E3 (太古站E3出口)
***for Kornhill Gardens blocks 7-10

Transport connections

Minibus

;To Kornhill
*33M (at exit C)

;To Mount Parker Lodge
*32A (at exit B, E2 or E3)

Bus

;To Tsz Wan Shan (Central)
*116 (at exit B)

References


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