Tsing Yi station

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Tsing Yi

青衣
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Platform 4
Chinese name
Chinese 青衣
Cantonese Yale Chīngyī
Literal meaningBlue + Green + Black clothes
General information
Location Tierra Verde, Tsing King Road, Tsing Yi
Kwai Tsing District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°21′30″N114°06′25″E / 22.3584°N 114.1070°E / 22.3584; 114.1070 Coordinates: 22°21′30″N114°06′25″E / 22.3584°N 114.1070°E / 22.3584; 114.1070
Operated by MTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms4 (4 side platforms)
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus, public light bus
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeTSY
History
Opened
  • 22 June 1998;23 years ago (1998-06-22) (Tung Chung line)
  • 6 July 1998;23 years ago (1998-07-06) (Airport Express)
Services
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Kowloon
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Airport Express Airport
Lai King
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Tung Chung line Sunny Bay
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Location
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Tsing Yi
Location within the MTR system

Tsing Yi is an interchange station on the Tung Chung line of MTR and Airport Express on Tsing Yi Island in Hong Kong. On the Tung Chung line, it is located between Sunny Bay station and Lai King station. On the Airport Express, it is between Airport station and Kowloon station. The livery of the station is dull teal. Tsing Yi station is connected to a major interchange for buses and maxicabs, situated adjacent to the station, which serves as a hub for the New Territories. It is physically located in the same building as the Maritime Square shopping centre.

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History

The station, built as part of the Lantau Airport Railway project, was constructed between December 1994 and March 1998 by Japanese contractor Maeda Corporation. [1]

On 22 June 1998, Tsing Yi station opened in sync with Tung Chung line. On 6 July the same year, Airport Express platforms also opened to the public.

Location

Tsing Yi station is located in the northeastern quarter of the island of the same name, slightly to the west of Kowloon and mainland Hong Kong. To the west is Tsing Yi Town Park, while the Tsing Yi Sports Ground lies to the south. Otherwise, much of the area is residential with a number of educational establishments nearby. [2]

Transit-oriented development

As with other MTR stations, Tsing Yi is a prime site for transit-oriented development by the MTR Corporation, whose properties division develops land above and in the vicinity of its stations. Owing to its ideal location between Kowloon and Lantau Island, MTR Properties has heavily invested in commercial and residential development around Tsing Yi, the most prominent of this investment being Maritime Square, a large shopping centre extending from the station, and the residential estate Tierra Verde, which lies on top of the station. Maritime Square contains 46,170 m2 (497,000 sq ft) of retail space, while the Tierra Verde complex comprises twelve residential towers and a total of 3,500 flats. [3]

Morning Express Service

The MTR offers the Morning Express Service allowing passengers to take the Airport Express from Tsing Yi to Hong Kong station. Commuters wishing to reach Hong Kong faster can use their Octopus card at dedicated gates for HK$20. This offer is available every day except Sundays and public holidays from 7 am to 10 am.

Station layout

The station has four storeys above ground level. The ground floor has a taxi stand outside and has access to the concourse on the first floor. The concourse is integrated with the Maritime Square shopping centre. The second floor houses the Tung Chung line platform for trains heading for Hong Kong station, and the third floor houses the Tung Chung line platform for services towards Tung Chung station. At the Airport Express departure and arrival platforms, there is a free WiFi hotspot available. Unlike at Kowloon and Hong Kong stations, in-town check-in facilities and free Airport Express shuttle buses are not available at this station.

As with other Airport Express stations, the Airport Express and Tung Chung line are separated with a different paid area for the Airport Express, thus passengers changing between two lines must go downstairs and past through floor U1, and then go upstairs again. In Tsing Yi station, the 4 platforms are constructed in a stacked arrangement, with platforms 1 and 3 above platforms 2 and 4. Platform 2 is only used to allow passengers coming from Hong Kong International Airport or AsiaWorld–Expo to disembark, except between 7 am and 10 am on Mondays to Saturdays, when Morning Express services are available.

U6
Car park
Car parkTsing Yi station car park
U4
Upper Platforms
Upper exitsExit F, Maritime Square, customer service
Automatic teller machines
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 3     Tung Chung line towards Tung Chung (Sunny Bay)
Platform 1     Airport Express towards Airport and AsiaWorld–Expo (Airport)
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Airport Express
concourse
Customer service, toilets
Drop-off area, MTR shops, automatic teller machines
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Mezzanine floor
Mezzanine floor
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Lower Platforms
Lower exitsExit G, Maritime Square, self-service point, MTR shops
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 4     Tung Chung line towards Hong Kong (Lai King)
Platform 2     Airport Express from Airport and AsiaWorld–Expo (Kowloon)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Airport Express
concourse
Customer service, toilets
Taxi stand, MTR shops, automatic teller machines
U1Tung Chung line
concourse
Exits, transport interchange, customer service
Maritime Square, MTR shops, Hang Seng Bank
GGround ExitExit C, drop-off area, MTR shops

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Entrances and exits

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References

  1. "Hong Kong Office". Maeda Corporation. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  2. 1 2 "Tsing Yi Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation . Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  3. Tsing Yi station development MTR Properties Retrieved 2011-03-01
  4. "Tsing Yi Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation . Retrieved 27 March 2015.