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The Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line is one of the eleven lines of the MTR
MTR
system in Hong Kong, indicated by the colour purple. It is currently 12.3 kilometres (7.6 mi) long, taking 15 minutes to travel throughout the entire line. The line runs from North Point on the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Island to the new town of Tseung Kwan O. It bifurcates east of Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
station into two branches, one northward to Po Lam and one southward to LOHAS Park. The Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
Depot at LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
is responsible for the maintenance of the line's rolling stock. During the morning peak period, the Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line uses 15 trains to maintain a frequency of 2.5 minutes.

Contents

1 Route map 2 Route descriptions

2.1 Train operations

3 History

3.1 Trains

4 Stations

4.1 Notes

5 Future development 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Route map[edit]

Geographically accurate map of the MTR
MTR
Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line

Route descriptions[edit] Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line is the first MTR
MTR
line with no tracks on viaducts. It was the only line with tracks completely in tunnels until the completion of LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
station, near which there are two short sections that are not in tunnels. The stations of Yau Tong, Po Lam and LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
are at ground level, but are completely shielded to minimise noise to the surrounding development. The rest of the line has its tracks located underground. The western terminus of the line is North Point, providing cross-platform interchange together with the neighbouring station of Quarry Bay. East of Quarry Bay, the line passes under Victoria Harbour to Yau Tong
Yau Tong
station, a station serving the East Kowloon neighbourhood of the same name, using the rail tunnel of the Eastern Harbour Crossing. From Yau Tong, the line passes through the Black Hill Tunnels to enter Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
New Town at Tiu Keng Leng. Within Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
new town, the line splits into two branches east of Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
station. One branch reaches Hang Hau and Po Lam stations in the northern part of the new town, whereas the southward branch connects LOHAS Park station
LOHAS Park station
in Area 86. LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
is a large-scale residential development built above the Tseung Kwan O Depot, where the trains of the line are maintained. Train operations[edit] As the line splits into two branches at Tseung Kwan O, the operation of the line is relatively complex when compared to other lines of the MTR. The majority of trains on the line run through from Po Lam to North Point and vice versa. Through service between LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
and North Point is only provided during rush hour; during non-peak period, LOHAS Park is only served by "shuttle trains" terminating at Tiu Keng Leng, operating at 12-minute intervals. Passengers travelling to and from LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
during non-peak hours are required to change trains at Tiu Keng Leng or Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
in order to continue their journey. Train headways are as follows:

Rush hour: One through train to/from LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
after two trains to/from Po Lam

North Point - Po Lam trains: every 2.5 or 4 minutes North Point - LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
trains: every 7-8 minutes combined headway between North Point and Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
is 2.5 minutes.

Non-peak period:

Mon-Fri, Sat (10:00-20:00) and Sun (09:00-20:00)

North Point - Po Lam trains: every 4 minutes Tiu Keng Leng - LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
shuttle trains: every 12 minutes No through service from LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
to North Point, vice versa

Every day between 20:00 and 00:00

North Point - Po Lam trains: every 5 minutes Tiu Keng Leng - LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
shuttle trains: every 12 minutes No through service from LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
to North Point, vice versa

Every day after 00:00

North Point to Po Lam trains: every 6 minutes Po Lam to North Point trains: every 8-9 minutes Tiu Keng Leng - LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
shuttle trains: every 12 minutes

History[edit] The Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line was planned to serve the new town of Tseung Kwan O and was first proposed in 1981 as part of the Junk Bay New Town Transport Study.[2] The report proposed four corridors, all of which called for the Kwun Tong line
Kwun Tong line
to be extended to Lam Tin station
Lam Tin station
and placed the terminus of the Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line at the vicinity of Tsui Ping Estate.[3] The construction cost was estimated at three billion Hong Kong
Hong Kong
dollars.[4] The construction of the Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line was approved by the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Government in 1985 and under the 1985 plan, a 7 km (4.3 mi) branch line from Lam Tin station
Lam Tin station
to Tseung Kwan O station, consisting of 5 or 6 stations, was to be built beginning in 1992 and to open by the end of 1996.[5] This plan was cancelled by the MTR
MTR
Corporation in August 1990.[6] MTR
MTR
re-proposed the line in 1993, and the plan was approved by the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Executive Council on 20 October 1998. Construction commenced on 24 April 1999 and the line opened on 18 August 2002, at a cost of 18 billion Hong Kong
Hong Kong
dollars.[7] The new line took over the cross-harbour segment, via the Eastern Harbour Tunnel
Eastern Harbour Tunnel
to North Point station, from the Kwun Tong line. The Kwun Tong line
Kwun Tong line
was extended to Yau Tong
Yau Tong
and Tiu Keng Leng stations to interchange with the new line.

Realignment of Kwun Tong line
Kwun Tong line
upon the inauguration of Tseung Kwan O line

Trains[edit] The line is served by K-Stock and M-Trains (G-Stock, H-Stock and Q-Stock). The K-Stock trains were manufactured by a consortium of Hyundai Rotem
Hyundai Rotem
and Mitsubishi Corporation, and were expected to be quieter and to use energy generated from deceleration. Although tailor-made for the line, the K-Stock trains actually ran on the Kwun Tong line
Kwun Tong line
from launch through April 2010, and the original M-Trains ran on this line instead. The K-Stock trains were finally transferred to this line in April 2010. Stations[edit] The following is a list of the stations on the Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line.

Livery
Livery
and name District Connections Opening date

Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line

North Point Eastern      Island line 27 September 2001[a]

Quarry Bay 6 August 1989[a]

Yau Tong Kwun Tong      Kwun Tong line 4 August 2002

Tiu Keng Leng Sai Kung 18 August 2002

Tseung Kwan O

Hang Hau

Po Lam

Spur line after Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
station

LOHAS Park Sai Kung

26 July 2009

Notes[edit]

^ a b Originally opened as part of the Kwun Tong line.

Future development[edit] Main article: North Island line The Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line will probably be extended to Tamar station
Tamar station
and interchange with an extended Tung Chung line
Tung Chung line
there. This is according to the "interchange scheme" devised for the North Island line, which would also see the line serve stations at Causeway Bay North and Exhibition, the latter of which would provide a connection with the Sha Tin to Central Link
Sha Tin to Central Link
extension of the future North South Corridor. Construction is not expected to begin before 2021. Under an earlier proposal, called the "swap scheme", the line would have taken over the section of the Island line from Tin Hau to Kennedy Town; with the remaining section east of Tin Hau being transferred to the Tung Chung line. This was rejected as the existing Island line would be interrupted and require an interchange. See also[edit]

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Tseung Kwan O
line.

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References[edit]

^ "Weekday patronage of MTR
MTR
heavy rail network from September 1 to 27 and September 28 to October 25, 2014" (PDF). Legislative Council. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2015.  ^ 《Junk Bay New Town Transport Study·RAIL TRANSPORT - ALTERNATIVE ALIGNMENTS》 ^ 《Junk Bay New Town Transport Study· POSSIBLE MASS TRANSPORT ACCESS ROUTES》 ^ "支線全長約七公里 將有五至六個車站 經藍田調景嶺填海區直達將軍澳 近三十三萬人口保證乘客量足夠". Page 5 of Ta Kung Pao. 1987-12-25. (in traditional Chinese) ^ "李敦接受記者訪問表示 地鐵建將軍澳支線 財政安排正待批准 如獲港府批准將於九二年動工". Page 5 of Ta Kung Pao. 1987-12-25. (in traditional Chinese) ^ "地鐵已明確表態不興建將軍澳支線". Page 1 of Wah Kiu Yat Po (華僑日報). 1990-08-27. (in traditional Chinese) ^ "地鐵支線通車 市民「趁熱鬧」 爭搭頭班車千人大混亂". Apple Daily. 2002-08-19. (in traditional Chinese)

External links[edit]

Success Story - Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
Extension Project, MTRCL, 2005

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     Disneyland Resort line      East Rail line      Island line      Kwun Tong line      Ma On Shan line      South Island line      Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line      Tsuen Wan line      Tung Chung line      West Rail line

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Cross-border

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Rolling stock

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EMU      Metro Cammell EMU (AC)                      Metro Cammell EMU (DC)                  SP1900/1950 EMU CSR Sifang EMU (XRL): CRH380A          Rotem EMU              CRRC Changchun EMU: EWL C-Train                  CRRC Sifang EMU (Urban Lines Vision Train) Lok 2000, KTT      Light Rail Rolling Stock

Non-rail service

Ngong Ping 360 MTR
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Bus (Northwest New Territories) MTR
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Feeder Bus Airport Express Shuttle Bus

 * Operated solely by trains from mainland China

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Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line

Stations

North Point      Quarry Bay      Yau Tong
Yau Tong
     Tiu Keng Leng      Tseung Kwan O Hang Hau Po Lam

LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
branch

(← Tseung Kwan O) LOHAS Park

Rolling stock

Current

Metro Cammell EMU (DC) Rotem EMU

Future

Vision Train

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North Island line

Future projects of the MTR

Tung Chung line
Tung Chung line
extension

(← Tung Chung line) Hong Kong
Hong Kong
               Tamar     

Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line extension

Tamar      Exhibition Centre      Causeway Bay North North Point      ( Tseung Kwan O
Tseung Kwan O
line →)

Stations that are proposed, under planning or under construction are shown in italics.

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Tseung Kwan O
line between Yau Tong
Yau Tong
and Quarry Bay