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|MTR rapid transit station|
|Literal meaning||Blue + Green + Black clothes|
|Location|| Tierra Verde, Tsing King Road, Tsing Yi |
Kwai Tsing District, Hong Kong
|Operated by||MTR Corporation|
|Platforms||4 (4 side platforms)|
|Connections||Bus, public light bus|
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.
The station, built as part of the Lantau Airport Railway project, was constructed between December 1994 and March 1998 by Japanese contractor Maeda Corporation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Car park||Tsing Yi station car park|
|Upper exits||Exit 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)|
|Side platform, doors will open on the left|
|Customer service, toilets|
|Drop-off area, MTR shops, automatic teller machines|
|Lower exits||Exit G, Maritime Square, self-service point, MTR shops|
|Platform 4||Tung Chung line towards Hong Kong (Lai King) →|
|Platform 2||Airport Express from Airport and AsiaWorld–Expo (Kowloon) →|
|Customer service, toilets|
|Taxi stand, MTR shops, automatic teller machines|
|U1||Tung Chung line|
|Exits, transport interchange, customer service|
|Maritime Square, MTR shops, Hang Seng Bank|
|G||Ground Exit||Exit C, drop-off area, MTR shops|
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