Mong Kok station

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Mong Kok

旺角站
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Mong Kok Station 2014 02 part1.JPG
Platform 4 of Mong Kok station in February 2014
Chinese name
Chinese旺角
JyutpingWong6 gok3
Cantonese YaleWohng gok
Hanyu PinyinWàngjiǎo
Literal meaningFlourishing corner
General information
Other namesArgyle
LocationNathan Road × Argyle Street, Mong Kok
Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Coordinates22°19′09″N 114°10′10″E / 22.3191°N 114.1694°E / 22.3191; 114.1694Coordinates: 22°19′09″N 114°10′10″E / 22.3191°N 114.1694°E / 22.3191; 114.1694
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms4 (2 island platforms)
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus, Red Minibus (紅van), Green Minibus (綠van)
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeMOK
History
Opened
  • 31 December 1979; 41 years ago (1979-12-31) (Kwun Tong line)
  • 10 May 1982; 39 years ago (1982-05-10) (Tsuen Wan line)
Previous namesArgyle
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Yau Ma Tei
towards Central
Tsuen Wan line Prince Edward
towards Tsuen Wan
Yau Ma Tei
towards Whampoa
Kwun Tong line Prince Edward
Track layout
1
4
P1 (upper)
Prince Edward
2
3
P2 (lower)
3
4
P1 (upper)
Mong Kok
1
2
P2 (lower)
2
3
P1 (upper)
Yau Ma Tei
1
4
P2 (lower)
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Mong Kok
Location within the MTR system

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.

Location[edit]

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.[1] Mong Kok East station is about 500 metres to the northeast.

History[edit]

Mong Kok station opened on 31 December 1979, originally as part of the Kwun Tong line.[2] 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.

Station layout[edit]

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.

G Ground level Exits
L1 Concourse Customer Service, MTRshops
Vending machines, Automatic teller machines
Octopus Promotion Machine
L2
Platform
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)
L3
Platform
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)

[3]

Panorama of P2 platforms in July 2013

Entrances and exits[edit]

Mong Kok station has 15 entrances, tied with East Tsim Sha Tsui station as stations with most exits in MTR.[4] 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.

MTR East Rail line[edit]

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.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Mong Kok Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ Mass Transit Railway Modern Tramway & Light Rail Transit April 1980 page 134
  3. ^ "Mong Kok Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  4. ^ 港鐵公司 (September 2008). 《旺角站車站指南》. 港鐵公司.