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Tai Wo Hau station

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Tai Wo Hau

大窩口
MTR MTR rapid transit station
Platform level of Tai Wo Hau station in July 2017
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Hanyu PinyinDàwōkǒu
Cantonese YaleDaaihwōháu
Literal meaningGreat Nest Mouth
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinDàwōkǒu
Yue: Cantonese
Yale RomanizationDaaihwōháu
IPA[tàːi̯.wɔ́ː.hɐ̌u̯]
JyutpingDaai6wo1hau2
General information
LocationKwok Shui Road Park, Castle Peak Road — Kwai Chung, Tai Wo Hau
Tsuen Wan District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°22′15″N 114°07′30″E / 22.3708°N 114.1250°E / 22.3708; 114.1250
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)Tsuen Wan line
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
AccessibleYes
Other information
Station codeTWH
History
Opened17 May 1982; 42 years ago (1982-05-17)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Kwai Hing
towards Central
Tsuen Wan line Tsuen Wan
Terminus
Track layout
1
2
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Tai Wo Hau
Location within the MTR system

Tai Wo Hau (Chinese: 大窩口; Cantonese Yale: Daaih wō háu) is an MTR station between Tsuen Wan and Kwai Hing stations on the Tsuen Wan line. It serves the areas of Kwai Yin Court and Tai Wo Hau Estate in the Kwai Tsing District, and some resited villages (such as Kwan Mun Hau Tsuen) in the Tsuen Wan District of Hong Kong. These villages were originally in Tsuen Wan town centre, being moved for new town development.

Tai Wo Hau station was one of the first railway stations in the New Territories; and the first underground one. All other New Territories stations on the Tsuen Wan line are either at surface level or on viaducts. Lai King station cuts through a hillside slope, and all other New Territories underground stations were opened some years later.

The station is relatively less busy in the system because of its distance to nearby bus stops and settlements.

History

The station was built on the site of a park.[1] The 280-metre-long, 22-metre-wide, 15-metre-deep station box was built bottom-up within a sheetpile cofferdam.[2] The tunnel between Tai Wo Hau and Kwai Hing stations was completed in July 1980 using the drill-and-blast method.[3] Tai Wo Hau station opened on 10 May 1982, in sync with Tsuen Wan line. In 1984, the New Territories Development Department awarded a contract for the construction of a park above the station to replace the one which originally existed there.[4] This park is now called Kwok Shui Road Park.

Station layout

Platforms 1 and 2 share the same island platform.

G Ground level Exits
L1 Concourse Customer Service, MTRShops
Vending machine, ATMs
L2
Platforms
Platform 2      Tsuen Wan line towards Central (Kwai Hing)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1      Tsuen Wan line towards Tsuen Wan (Terminus)

[5]

Entrances/exits

References

  1. ^ Ngai, Yau-ki (19 June 1982). "Waiting for word on MTR's new park". South China Morning Post.
  2. ^ "How Tsun Wan Line stations were constructed". South China Morning Post. 10 May 1982.
  3. ^ "A boring achievement". South China Morning Post. 24 July 1980.
  4. ^ "New parks for Tsun Wan". South China Morning Post. 5 July 1984.
  5. ^ "Tai Wo Hau Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Tai Wo Hau Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
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