- Hung Hom Station
caption=Platform of the station
open=November 30, 1975
district=Yau Tsim Mong/
Hung Hom Station (紅磡站), formerly known as Kowloon Station (九龍站) is a station on the HK-MTR lines|East Rail in
Hong Kong. It is located in Hung Hom, Kowloon.
This station was opened in
1974because the old Kowloon station at Tsim Sha Tsuiwas too small, had no room for expansion and was therefore demolished in the same year (although the clock tower still stands). This new Kowloon station, later renamed Hung Hom station, served as the terminus for East Rail until 24 October 2004, when KCR East Rail was extended to East Tsim Sha Tsui Stationat East Tsim Sha Tsui. The expanded part of the concourse in Hung Hom station was opened in 2001, making it the largest KCR station, before the opening of East Tsim Sha Tsui station.
It now serves as an intermediate station on HK-MTR lines|East Rail, as well as the terminus of intercity services with destinations to major cities including
Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, as well as Zhaoqing, Foshan, Dongguanin Guangdong.
Hung Hom Station is one of the three Hong Kong ports-of-entry on HK-MTR lines|East Rail, along with
Lo Wu Stationand Lok Ma Chau Station.
Before the relocation of Kowloon terminus from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hung Hom in
1974, a station named Hung Hom was located at Chatham Road South, next to the then coastline of Hung Hom Bayand near Gun Club Hill Barracks.
Hung Hom and its surrounding roads and areas still carry signage referring to the Hung Hom transport interchange as "Railway Terminus". Although East Tsim Sha Tsui is the current terminus, this will revert back to Hung Hom when the
Kowloon Southern Linkopens in 2009, where the HK-MTR lines|East Rail will meet the HK-MTR lines|West Rail at Hung Hom (and East Tsim Sha Tsui will become a West Rail Line intermediate station).
Since Hung Hom Station is located near the
Cross Harbour Tunnel, it serves as an important transport interchange for passengers heading to and from Hong Kong Island.
Sha Tin to Central Link, in its various manifestations throughout the last thirty years, all considered Hung Homas a strategic key. In the latest recommendations by the Legco, the East Rail Linewill be extended to Hong Kong Island, forming a North-South corridor, whereas the West Rail Line, the Ma On Shan Line, and the yet-to-be-built East Kowloon Link, will be connected into an East-West Line. Hung Hom will serve as a cross-platform interchange station. The proposal negated the need to perform three-line interchanges, which would have required new underground platforms and escalator transfers.
Platforms 1 and 2, and platforms 3 and 4 share the same island platform.
Platforms 5 and 6 share the same island platform.
To Chuk Yuen Estate:
To Upper Sau Mau Ping:
To Choi Wan Estate:
To Yiu On Estate:
To Kam Ying Court:
To Siu Hong Court:
To Po Tin:
To Tung Chung:
To Yau Tong:
To Cheung Hang:
To Fu Heng:
* [http://www.kcrc.com/html/eng/services/services/intercity_passenger_services/index.asp KCRC intercity passenger services]
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