Island line (MTR)

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The Island line is one of eleven lines of the MTR, the mass transit system in Hong Kong.wikipedia
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The Island line is one of eleven lines of the MTR, the mass transit system in Hong Kong. In a response to the resulting congestion, the government recommended the Quarry Bay Congestion Relief Works project, and decided to expand North Point station to include a second interchange with the Kwun Tong Line, with construction starting in July 1998.
These four lines were the Kwun Tong line (from Western Market to Ma Yau Tong), Tsuen Wan line (from Admiralty to Tsuen Wan), Island line (from Kennedy to Chai Wan Central), and Shatin line (from Tsim Sha Tsui to Wo Liu Hang).

Chai Wan station

Chai WanChai Wan TerminusChai Wan (MTR)
On 31 May 1985 the Island line opened with services operating between Admiralty and Chai Wan stations in six-car trains. Only the segment of the line east of Shau Kei Wan has space for track expansion and thus the line emerges to the surface at Heng Fa Chuen, and then on a viaduct, which runs alongside Shing Tai Road, and which passes over Chai Wan Park and Island Eastern Corridor above ground, all the way to Chai Wan.
Chai Wan is the eastern terminus of the MTR Island Line on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.

Admiralty station (MTR)

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On 31 May 1985 the Island line opened with services operating between Admiralty and Chai Wan stations in six-car trains. Of the underground stations not bearing this feature, Tai Koo station is itself a large tube containing both the concourse and the platform, Sai Ying Pun station and HKU station consists of station boxes that are themselves, also tube-like though flatter, while Shau Kei Wan, Admiralty, Central and Kennedy Town stations are built using the cut-and-cover method.
The station connects the Tsuen Wan line with the Island line

Sheung Wan station

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On 23 May 1986, the Island line was extended to Central station and Sheung Wan station.
Sheung Wan is a station of the Hong Kong MTR Island Line, and was formerly the westbound terminus of the Island Line.

Quarry Bay station

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After the Kwun Tong line was extended to Quarry Bay station through the Eastern Harbour Crossing on 1 October 1989, that station became an interchange station with the Island line, but unlike that at Admiralty, there is no cross-platform arrangement requiring passengers to use two escalators and a long passage in between to change between the lines.
Quarry Bay is an underground station on the Island Line and Tseung Kwan O Line of the MTR in Quarry Bay on Hong Kong Island.

North Point station

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In a response to the resulting congestion, the government recommended the Quarry Bay Congestion Relief Works project, and decided to expand North Point station to include a second interchange with the Kwun Tong Line, with construction starting in July 1998.
North Point is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Island Line and the western terminus of the Tseung Kwan O Line, located in North Point on Hong Kong Island.

Cross-platform interchange

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After the Kwun Tong line was extended to Quarry Bay station through the Eastern Harbour Crossing on 1 October 1989, that station became an interchange station with the Island line, but unlike that at Admiralty, there is no cross-platform arrangement requiring passengers to use two escalators and a long passage in between to change between the lines.
Popular with passengers, this design was repeated on Admiralty Station when the Island Line was opened to deal with the heavy opposite-direction interchange anticipated.

Chai Wan

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It runs from Kennedy Town in Western to Chai Wan in the Eastern District.
In the early 1980s, when the Island Line of the MTR was being planned, the working name of the station was "Chai Wan Quay", according to the Freeman, Fox, Wilbur Smith & Associates Mass Transportation Study.

Tsuen Wan line

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Both Admiralty and Central stations became interchange stations with the Tsuen Wan line.
Upon the opening of the Island line, Chater, Waterloo, and Argyle, originally named based on the streets crossing or above the stations, Chater Road, Argyle Street, and Waterloo Road respectively, were renamed to Central, Yau Ma Tei, and Mong Kok, resembling the names of the station in Chinese.

Hong Kong Tramways

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The Hong Kong Government authorised the construction of the 13.1 km long Island line in December 1980, after rejecting plans to extend the tram to Chai Wan.
The Island Line of the MTR is roughly parallel to the tram line between the Kennedy Town and Shau Kei Wan termini.

Kennedy Town station

Kennedy Town
Construction commenced on the Island line's western extension to Kennedy Town in 2009 and on 28 December 2014, the extension opened to passenger services, providing direct heavy rail connection to the western district of Hong Kong Island for the first time. Of the underground stations not bearing this feature, Tai Koo station is itself a large tube containing both the concourse and the platform, Sai Ying Pun station and HKU station consists of station boxes that are themselves, also tube-like though flatter, while Shau Kei Wan, Admiralty, Central and Kennedy Town stations are built using the cut-and-cover method.
Kennedy Town is the western terminus of the Island Line.

Kwun Tong line

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After the Kwun Tong line was extended to Quarry Bay station through the Eastern Harbour Crossing on 1 October 1989, that station became an interchange station with the Island line, but unlike that at Admiralty, there is no cross-platform arrangement requiring passengers to use two escalators and a long passage in between to change between the lines.
At this time the terminus was Quarry Bay, a transfer station with the Island line.

Extension of Island line to Western District

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As a result, the MTR Corporation was conducting extensive surveys as well as public forums to gather opinion and suggestions concerning the alignment of the extension and location of the Sai Ying Pun, Shek Tong Tsui and Kennedy Town stations for the West Island line.
The Extension of Island Line to Western District (previously known as West Island Line) is a three-station western extension of the Hong Kong MTR's Island Line.

Sai Ying Pun station

Sai Ying Pun
New intermediate stations at Sai Ying Pun and the University of Hong Kong also opened as part of the extension; however, construction delayed the opening of Sai Ying Pun station to 29 March 2015. Of the underground stations not bearing this feature, Tai Koo station is itself a large tube containing both the concourse and the platform, Sai Ying Pun station and HKU station consists of station boxes that are themselves, also tube-like though flatter, while Shau Kei Wan, Admiralty, Central and Kennedy Town stations are built using the cut-and-cover method.
Sai Ying Pun is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Island Line.

HKU station

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New intermediate stations at Sai Ying Pun and the University of Hong Kong also opened as part of the extension; however, construction delayed the opening of Sai Ying Pun station to 29 March 2015. Of the underground stations not bearing this feature, Tai Koo station is itself a large tube containing both the concourse and the platform, Sai Ying Pun station and HKU station consists of station boxes that are themselves, also tube-like though flatter, while Shau Kei Wan, Admiralty, Central and Kennedy Town stations are built using the cut-and-cover method.
HKU is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Island Line located in the Lung Fu Shan and Shek Tong Tsui neighbourhood of the Western District, Hong Kong.

Eastern District (Hong Kong)

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It runs from Kennedy Town in Western to Chai Wan in the Eastern District.
This was largely resolved by the construction of the Island Eastern Corridor and the Island Line within the MTR rapid transit system in the 1980s.

Heng Fa Chuen station

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Only the segment of the line east of Shau Kei Wan has space for track expansion and thus the line emerges to the surface at Heng Fa Chuen, and then on a viaduct, which runs alongside Shing Tai Road, and which passes over Chai Wan Park and Island Eastern Corridor above ground, all the way to Chai Wan.
Heng Fa Chuen is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Island Line.

Tai Koo station

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Of the underground stations not bearing this feature, Tai Koo station is itself a large tube containing both the concourse and the platform, Sai Ying Pun station and HKU station consists of station boxes that are themselves, also tube-like though flatter, while Shau Kei Wan, Admiralty, Central and Kennedy Town stations are built using the cut-and-cover method.
Tai Koo is a station on the Island Line of the Hong Kong MTR system.

Shau Kei Wan station

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Only the segment of the line east of Shau Kei Wan has space for track expansion and thus the line emerges to the surface at Heng Fa Chuen, and then on a viaduct, which runs alongside Shing Tai Road, and which passes over Chai Wan Park and Island Eastern Corridor above ground, all the way to Chai Wan.
Shau Kei Wan is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Island Line in the neighborhood of Shau Kei Wan.

Kennedy Town

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It runs from Kennedy Town in Western to Chai Wan in the Eastern District.
Kennedy Town is also served by Kennedy Town Station, opened in 2014 as part of an extension of the Island Line of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR).

Central station (MTR)

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Of the underground stations not bearing this feature, Tai Koo station is itself a large tube containing both the concourse and the platform, Sai Ying Pun station and HKU station consists of station boxes that are themselves, also tube-like though flatter, while Shau Kei Wan, Admiralty, Central and Kennedy Town stations are built using the cut-and-cover method.
The station is the southern terminus of the Tsuen Wan Line, a stop on the Island Line, and connects to Hong Kong Station, which serves the Tung Chung Line and the Airport Express.

Wan Chai station

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Also, due to geographical problems, the platforms of Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Tin Hau and Sai Wan Ho are located on two different levels.
Wan Chai is a station on the Island Line of the Hong Kong MTR.

Tin Hau station

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Also, due to geographical problems, the platforms of Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Tin Hau and Sai Wan Ho are located on two different levels.
Tin Hau is a station on the Island Line of the Hong Kong MTR rapid transit system.

Causeway Bay station

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Also, due to geographical problems, the platforms of Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Tin Hau and Sai Wan Ho are located on two different levels.
The station is between Wan Chai and Tin Hau stations on the Island Line.

Sai Wan Ho station

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Also, due to geographical problems, the platforms of Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Tin Hau and Sai Wan Ho are located on two different levels.
Sai Wan Ho is a station in Sai Wan Ho on the Hong Kong MTR Island Line.