Mong Kok station
|MTR rapid transit station|
|Cantonese Yale||Wohng gok|
|Literal meaning||Flourishing corner|
|Location||Nathan Road × Argyle Street, Mong Kok|
Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong
|Operated by||MTR Corporation|
|Platforms||4 (2 island platforms)|
|Connections||Bus, Red Minibus (紅van), Green Minibus (綠van)|
Mong Kok station is a MTR station in Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The station is one of the first MTR stations established in the city, serving Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan line. It is now used by more than 200,000 passengers daily. The colour scheme for Mong Kok station is dim red. The station was initially named after Argyle Street as Argyle.
Mong Kok station is located in the centre of Mong Kok in Kowloon, along Nathan Road at the intersection with Argyle Street. Major nearby places include MOKO, Langham Place, T.O.P. and the Pioneer Centre. Mong Kok East station is about 500 metres to the northeast.
Mong Kok station opened on 31 December 1979, originally as part of the Kwun Tong line. When the Tsuen Wan line opened in 1982, the station became an interchange station between the two lines.
The station was originally named Argyle after Argyle Street, a major thoroughfare crossing over the station, during the planning stage and the first few years of operation. The name was changed to Mong Kok on 31 May 1985, when the Island line was opened.
Mong Kok station serves as a cross-platform interchange for passengers changing between the Tsuen Wan line and Kwun Tong line for stations in the same direction. Opposite-direction interchange of the same two lines takes place at Prince Edward and Yau Ma Tei.
|L1||Concourse||Customer Service, MTRshops|
|Vending machines, Automatic teller machines|
|Octopus Promotion Machine|
|Platform 1||Tsuen Wan line towards Tsuen Wan (Prince Edward) →|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left for Kwun Tong line, right for Tsuen Wan line|
|Platform 3||Kwun Tong line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Prince Edward) →|
|Platform 2||← Tsuen Wan line towards Central (Yau Ma Tei)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left for Tsuen Wan line, right for Kwun Tong line|
|Platform 4||← Kwun Tong line towards Whampoa (Yau Ma Tei)|
Entrances and exits
Mong Kok station has 15 entrances, tied with East Tsim Sha Tsui station as stations with most exits in MTR. The exits are located within one block north and south of the intersection of Nathan Road and Argyle Street, connecting buildings, shopping malls, main roads and ground transport facilities nearby.
- A1: Mong Kok Road
- A2: Portland Street
- B1: Trade and Industry Department Tower
- B2: Fa Yuen Street Municipal Services Building
- B3: MOKO
- B4: T.O.P (This Is Our Place) Mall
- C1: Hang Seng Mongkok Building
- C2: Shanghai Street
- C3: Langham Place
- C4: HSBC Building Mong Kok
- D1: Shanghai Commercial Bank Building
- D2: Argyle Centre
- D3: Tung Choi Street
- E1: Grand Plaza
- E2: Wing Lung Bank Centre
MTR East Rail line
Mong Kok East station and Mong Kok station are considerably far apart. To reach Mong Kok East from Mong Kok, use exit B3, walk up the Mong Kok Road Footbridge System, and go via MOKO to reach Mong Kok East.
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