West Kowloon Station Hong Kong
Hong Kong West Kowloon Station (West Kowloon Terminus) is located in Yau Tsim Mong District in Kowloon of Hong Kong(香港九龙油尖旺区), next to the West Kowloon Cultural District. It is serving as the terminus of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and linked with Futian Railway Station in Shenzhen, jointing China mainland’s high speed rail network. When competed in third quarter of 2018, West Kowloon Station will become the world’s largest underground train station.
- Station name: West Kowloon Station Hong Kong
- Chinese name: 西九龙站
- Location: on OpenStreetMap
Opening of West Kowloon Station: 23 September of 2018
According to the latest news, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is scheduled to open in September 23 of 2018.
West Kowloon Station is located in West Kowloon District of Hong Kong, with Kowloon MTR Station to its east, Austin MTR Station to its west.
How to Take a Train from HK West Kowloon
Photos courtesy of Keith Wong, a Singaporean working in HK & ChinaTrain12306 visitor.
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|1F||Platform||Overpass linking MTR Kowloon Station & Austin Station, Stores|
|Ground F||Concourse||Entrance,Station hall, Public transport interchange|
|B1 F||Ticket Hall||Ticket office, Taxi drop-off station|
|B2 F||Arrival Level|
|B3 F||Depature Level||Waitting room, Departure hall|
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Ideally located between Kowloon MTR Station and Austin MTR Station, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is going to be develped into Hong Kong’s rail transport hub when completed and linked by ground pedestrian area, footbridges and metro. It is about 10-minute walk from Kowloon MTR Station and 3-minute walk to Austin MTR Station.
From West Kowloon Station, passengers can travel by MTR service to Central in 10 minutes, Wan Chai in 10 minutes, Tsim Sha Tsui in 5 mins, Shatin in 25 mins, etc.
Connections to 16 Major Mainland Cities
When West Konloon Station start operation in 3 quarter of 2018, it will be connected to Chinese high speed rail network. And it become possible to travel by high speed train from Hong kong to 16 major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Nanning, Changsha, Shantou, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Zhengzhou and Xian. More popular tourist destinations like Guilin or Huangshan or Zhangjiajie will be reachable by high speed rail from Hong Kong.
Train Connection to Shenzhen & Guangzhou
According to its original operation plan in 2008, West Kowloon Station will operate a great amount of high speed train service to or from China mainland, of which 54 trains daily run to Futian Railway Station, 54 to Shenzhen North, 7 to Humen and 25 trains daily to Guangzhou South Station.
|From West Kowloon Station to||Frequency||Interval||Travel Time|
|Shenzhen Futian Station||54||15 mins||14mins|
|Shenzhen North Station||54||23mins|
|Humen Railway Station||7|
|Guangzhou South Station||25||30 mins||48mins|
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