Passengers will be able to experience a brand new travelling environment at Hung Hom Station with the opening of the refurbished northern concourse tomorrow (19 February 2017). The refurbishment is part of the station modification works that commenced in September 2014 under the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) project, which will transform Hung Hom Station into a major railway interchange. Forming part of Rail Gen 2.0, the SCL will connect Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories, enhancing the connectivity of the rail network. The southern concourse at Hung Hom Station was modified and opened in March 2016 under the stage one modification works.
The newly opened northern concourse connects the Intercity Through Train Departure Hall, providing a more direct passageway and a comfortable waiting area for passengers before departing. An array of new shops on the ground floor inside the northern concourse will also be opened in phasesin the second half of 2017.
“We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our passengers for their understanding and support during the modification works in the last two years. We will continue to make our best endeavours to minimise any inconvenience and nuisance caused to passengers during the remaining works period,” said Mr TM Lee, General Manager – SCL and Head of E&M Construction of MTR Corporation.
Starting from March 2017, the stage three modification works of Hung Hom Station will commence. New lifts and escalators will be installed to connect the concourse with the new SCL platforms. Current station facilities including Ticket Issuing Machines, Add Value Machines, Customer Service Centre, Tourist Services, as well as Automatic Teller Machines in the centre of the concourse will be relocated. During the works period, the works areas will be fenced off full height to minimise disturbance to the public.
“The Corporation has been making continuous improvements to Hung Hom Station to provide a more convenient and comfortable environment for our passengers. To offer timely assistance to passengers during our works, we will be deploying additional station assistants at the concourse and information will be provided to passengers through station notices and public announcements,” said Mr Nelson Ng, Head of Operating – North and East Regions of MTR Corporation.
Under the SCL project, Hung Hom Station will become a new railway hub and the new interchange station for the East West and North South corridors, which are expected to be commissioned in 2019 and 2021 respectively. Passengers will be able to enjoy seamless interchange between the two new platform levels using new and enhanced facilities in the station.
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MTR Corporation is regarded as one of the world’s leading railway operators for safety, reliability, customer service and cost efficiency. In its home base of Hong Kong, the Corporation operates ten commuter railway lines, a Light Rail network and a high-speed Airport Express link on which more than 5.5 million passenger trips are made on a normal week day. Another 5 million passenger trips are made on the rail services it operates outside Hong Kong in the Mainland of China, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Australia. In addition, the Corporation is involved in a range of railway construction projects as well as railway consultancy and contracting services around the world. Leveraging on its railway expertise, the Corporation is involved in the development of transit-related residential and commercial property projects, property management, shopping malls leasing and management, advertising media and telecommunication services.