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Heng Fa Chuen

杏花邨
MTR
MTR rapid transit station
Heng Fa Chuen Station 2013 part1.JPG
Platform 1
Chinese name
Chinese杏花邨
Cantonese YaleHahngfāchyūn
Literal meaningAlmond Flower Estate
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinXìnghuācūn
Yue: Cantonese
Yale RomanizationHahngfāchyūn
JyutpingHang6faa1cyun1
General information
LocationShing Tai Road, Heng Fa Chuen, Chai Wan
Eastern District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°16′37″N 114°14′23″E / 22.2769°N 114.2398°E / 22.2769; 114.2398Coordinates: 22°16′37″N 114°14′23″E / 22.2769°N 114.2398°E / 22.2769; 114.2398
Owned byMTR Corporation
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms2 (2 side platforms)
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeHFC
History
Opened
  • 31 May 1985; 37 years ago (1985-05-31)
Services
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Shau Kei Wan
towards Kennedy Town
Island line Chai Wan
Terminus
Track layout
1
2
to Chai Wan Depot
Location
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Heng Fa Chuen
Location within the MTR system

Heng Fa Chuen is a station on the Island line of the MTR in Hong Kong. The station is located in the heart of the Heng Fa Chuen housing development. The livery of the station is orange-red.

It is the only station on the line that is on the ground level, and among the only two stations which is not underground. It is one of three Island line stations that have opposing side platforms, as opposed to island platforms or side platforms on different levels of a station. (The others are Sheung Wan station and Kennedy Town station.)

The MTR depot for the Island line, the Chai Wan Depot, is located to the northeast[clarification needed] of the station. Automatic platform gates were installed in this station in April 2011.

Before the opening of the Tseung Kwan O line, Heng Fa Chuen station was the easternmost railway station in Hong Kong. It remains the easternmost station on Hong Kong Island. The next station on the eastbound of the line, Chai Wan station, which is also the eastern terminus of the line, is located to its westsouthwest.

History

Before opening on 31 May 1985, names proposed for this station included North Chai Wan (北柴灣站), Agonar or A Kung Ngam (阿公岩站), Chai Wan Quay (柴灣碼頭站), and Pak Sha Wan (白沙灣站). It was after the opening of phase one (of the Heng Fa Chuen development) that prompted the MTR to change the name to Heng Fa Chuen. This station was primarily used by construction workers in the early 1980s, during the construction of Heng Fa Chuen.

Construction of this station and the adjacent depot, built on newly reclaimed land, commenced in July 1982 under Island line contract 411, and was carried out by a joint venture formed by the Japanese contractors Aoki Corporation and Tobishima Corporation. The station building is made of cast-in-situ reinforced concrete and sits on a bored pile foundation.[1] The station opened in May 1985 as part of the first phase of the Island line.

Station layout

Both platforms 1 and 2 are located on ground level, with the rails running through the middle of the station. There is a wall with holes cut into it, separating the two tracks. Advertisements are displayed on this wall.

- Residential Area Heng Fa Chuen
U1 Concourse Exits, Customer Service, Heng Fa Chuen, Paradise Mall
MTRShops, vending machines, ATM
G
Platform
Shopping mall Paradise Mall
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1      Island line towards Chai Wan (Terminus)
Platform 2      Island line towards Kennedy Town (Shau Kei Wan)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Depot MTR Chai Wan Depot

[2]

Shops

Entrances/exits

See also

References

  1. ^ MTRC Island Line Opening Commemorative Book. Mass Transit Railway Corporation. 1985. pp. 8–13.
  2. ^ "Heng Fa Chuen Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Heng Fa Chuen Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 31 July 2014.