Prince Edward station (MTR)

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Hong Kong MTR system map

Prince Edward (Chinese: 太子; Cantonese Yale: Taaijí) is a station of the MTR rapid transit system in Hong Kong. It is located in Mong Kok, Kowloon, under the intersection of Nathan Road and Prince Edward Road West. The station is named after this road.

As Prince Edward was primarily designed as a cross-platform interchange between the Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan lines, although the Kwun Tong Line tracks had already been laid in 1979, the station was not used until the opening of the Tsuen Wan Line on 10 May 1982. During the first week of operation, the station served only as an interchange with no exits to the concourse or street level.

Prince Edward Station and Mong Kok Station are the two closest stations in Hong Kong. They are only about 400 metres apart and the train takes less than one minute to travel from one station to the other.

Prince Edward is an opposite-directional cross-platform interchange station for southbound Kwun Tong Line passengers going towards Tsuen Wan and southbound Tsuen Wan Line passengers going towards Tiu Keng Leng. Mong Kok serves as the cross-platform interchange station for passengers travelling in the same direction.[1]

The station's livery is purple because of its association as a regal colour.[2]

All exits are within one block of Nathan Road, stretching from Prince Edward Road in the south to Playing Field Road in the north.[3] Prince Edward Station is primarily an interchange rather than a destination since there are only seven exits; neighbouring Mong Kok has fourteen.[4]

This page was last edited on 19 July 2018, at 18:11 (UTC).
Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Edward_(MTR) under CC BY-SA license.

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