|MTR rapid transit station|
Exit B2 of Ho Man Tin Station
|Location||Intersection between Chung Hau Street, Chatham Road North and Wuhu Street, Lo Lung Hang|
Kowloon City District, Hong Kong
|Owned by||MTR Corporation (Kwun Tong Line); KCR Corporation (Tuen Ma Line)|
|Operated by||MTR Corporation|
|Platforms||2 (2 side platforms)|
|Opening||Mid-2021 (Tuen Ma Line)|
Ho Man Tin (Chinese: 何文田; Cantonese Yale: Hòmàntìn) is an underground MTR rapid transit station on the Kwun Tong Line. Located beneath Valley Road in Lo Lung Hang, it will become an interchange station for the East West Corridor as part of the Sha Tin to Central Link project, which is under construction. The station's lower platforms (serving Kwun Tong Line trains) opened on 23 October 2016 along with Whampoa Station as part of the Kwun Tong Line Extension, but the upper platforms will remain closed and boarded up until the completion of the East West Corridor.
Despite the name, the station is not located in Ho Man Tin proper but in the lesser known area Lo Lung Hang instead. The central part of Ho Man Tin between Argyle Street and Waterloo Road is in fact more than 1 km (0.62 mi) away on foot. This led to a debate on its naming circa the station's opening.
Ho Man Tin Station was constructed under the HK$2.97 billion Kwun Tong Line Extension Contract 1001, which was awarded in 2011 to Nishimatsu Construction. This contract covered not only the station, but also the railway tunnels between Yau Ma Tei and Whampoa Station, including a ventilation building halfway between Yau Ma Tei and Ho Man Tin.
The new 58,000-square-metre (620,000 sq ft), eight-level railway station, cruciform in plan, was built on the site of the Valley Road Estate, which had been demolished a decade earlier. Built into a hillside, the station is partly underground and partly above-ground. The underground levels were excavated through the drill-and-blast method.
|L3||Passageway between concourse and platforms|
Future Shatin to Central Link Platforms
|Platform 4||Tuen Ma line (planned) towards Wu Kai Sha (To Kwa Wan) →|
|Island platform, under construction|
|Platform 3||← Tuen Ma line (planned) towards Tuen Mun (Hung Hom)|
|L6||Transfer passageway between Tuen Ma line and Kwun Tong line|
Kwun Tong Line Platforms
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform 1||← Kwun Tong line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Yau Ma Tei)|
|Platform 2||Kwun Tong line towards Whampoa (Terminus) → |
Kwun Tong line termination platform (some peak-hour trains) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
The station is located between Chung Hau Street and Chatham Road North. While the Tuen Ma Line platforms are boarded up, they are used as a passageway between the concourse and the Kwun Tong Line platforms.
During peak hours, some westbound Kwun Tong Line trains terminate at platform 2 and proceed eastbound past the scissors crossover to a reversing siding. The remaining trains continue to Whampoa Station, the next station westbound as well as the line's western terminus. This arrangement exists due to the limited capacity of the single terminating track at Whampoa, which cannot turn all of the Kwun Tong Line's trains during rush hours.
- A1: Yam Fung Street
- A2: Fat Kwong Street
- A3: Ho Man Tin Estate, Oi Man Estate, Open University of Hong Kong
- B1: Chatham Road North (Hung Hom)
- B2: Transport Interchange, Oi Man Estate
Multiple art-work is installed in this station. One of the art "Between Nature and the City" has a cat on bottom right corner. According to its creator Alex Heung, it is a cat called "Ai Cow", which was pet owned by a Chinese medical store in Ho Man Tin. But it was lost in 2014 and netizens have launched a search campaign on Facebook. Through this cat, Alex highlights the connection and emotion of people,community and environment in his art work.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ho Man Tin Station.|
- "MTR Updates Construction Progress on SIL(E) and KTE Railway Projects" (PDF). MTR Corporation. 12 June 2014.
- The slideshows provided by two railway companies for Sha Tin to Central Link, July, 2007, MTR Corporation and KCR Corporation
- 搜查線：何文田站唔喺何文田？80後誓保地名. Oriental Daily News. 4 November 2016.
- "All systems go for MTR's South Island Line and Kwun Tong Line Extension". Hong Kong Engineer. Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. 39 (7). July 2011.
- Tam, Angela (November 2016). "Bringing the MTR to Ho Man Tin and Whampoa". Hong Kong Engineer. Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. 44 (11).
- "Ho Man Tin Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
- "Ho Man Tin Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
- "何文田．黃埔 港鐵藝術之旅" (in Chinese). 13 October 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
- "何文田．黃埔 港鐵藝術之���". on.cc. 13 October 2016.