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Sheung Wan Station

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Traditional Chinese  上環
Literal meaning  Upper ring
Yale Romanization  seung6 waan4
Address  Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Owner  MTR Corporation
Platforms in use  2 (side platforms)
Simplified Chinese  上环
Hanyu Pinyin  Shànghuán
Jyutping  soeng6 waan4
Opened  23 May 1986
Level  1
Sheung Wan Station
Similar  Admiralty Station, Central Station, Sai Ying Pun Station, Kennedy Town Station, Shau Kei Wan Station

Underground system sheung wan station mtr hong kong mpg


Sheung Wan (Chinese: 上環) is a station of the Hong Kong MTR Island Line.

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It was originally built in 1970 as Western Market but its construction was discontinued after further planning for the new lines. Upon the construction of the Island Line, the station was finally constructed and opened in May 1986. The station served as westbound terminus of the Island line until the extension of the line to Kennedy Town, which commenced in 2014. The livery colour of this station is khaki.

Station layout

The platforms are built under Des Voeux Road from Cleverly Street to Rumsey Street. Although platforms 1 and 2 are parallel to and directly opposite each other, there is a wall separating the two tracks giving a false impression that both platforms are separated by a long distance from each other. Both platforms are slightly longer than those on other MTR underground stations. It has been suggested that this was the result of problems in calculations during the station's construction. The former, never-completed Rumsey Station platforms of the East Kowloon Line are still located at the station (see § Rumsey Street platforms).

Rumsey Street platforms


The platforms of the original Rumsey station, originally planned as the southern terminus of East Kowloon Line, still remain in Sheung Wan station. They are located near Exit E, and they are perpendicular to the Island Line platforms below.

Presently, the Rumsey Station platforms are incomplete platforms. They have a length of about three MTR EMUs (while normal trains have eight each), which is about 60 metres long, do not have tracks and overhead power lines, and have all tunnel entrances sealed with bricks.

In recent years, one of the proposal for the usage of the Rumsey Street platforms has been for it to be the terminus of the West Island Line (then a separate line). However, with the decision to make the West Island Line to be an extension of the Island Line, instead of a separate line, there are no more proposals to utilize the Rumsey Street platforms. Since then, the MTR Corporation has boarded up the abandoned platforms, and they are no longer visible.

Entrances and exits

  • A1: Des Voeux Road Central
  • A2: Wing Lok Street
  • B: Des Voeux Road Central
  • C: Connaught Road Central
  • D: Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal
  • E1/E2: Rumsey Street
  • E3/E4/E5 : Infinitus Plaza
  • Hong Kong Tramways

    Commuters may get out of Sheung Wan station at Exits A1, B, E1 or E3 to get to the tramways on Des Voeux Road Central. Most of the passengers change to tramways for their journey further westwards to Sai Ying Pun, Shek Tong Tsui and Kennedy Town. However, after the opening of Island Line extension, passengers may also use MTR service to these destinations.

    Hong Kong-Macau Ferry

    The Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, located within Shun Tak Centre, provides frequent jetfoil, hydrofoil and hovercraft services to Macau and many other destinations in the Pearl River Delta. Exit D leads to the Ferry Terminal.

    References

    Sheung Wan Station Wikipedia


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