|MTR rapid transit station|
|Literal meaning||East (of a) branch of a river|
|Location||Cheung Tung Road × Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island|
Islands District, Hong Kong
|Owned by||MTR Corporation|
|Operated by||MTR Corporation|
|Platforms||2 (1 island platform)|
|Connections||Bus, Ngong Ping Cable Car|
Tung Chung (Chinese: 東涌) is a station on the Tung Chung Line of the MTR rapid transport system in Hong Kong. As the western end of the Tung Chung Line, it is also a transfer point of those wishing to use the Ngong Ping Cable Car. As with all other MTR stations, Tung Chung has a unique colour scheme used throughout the station, in this case lavender.
Tung Chung is only one of two stations on the Tung Chung Line not shared with another line, the other being Olympic.
The contract to construct the station, valued at HK$1.1 billion, was awarded to Japanese construction company Aoki Corporation and commenced on 28 November 1994. The station was designed by Hong Kong architecture firm Rocco Design Architects and engineering company Ove Arup & Partners.
The station opened with the rest of the new Tung Chung Line on 22 June 1998. In December 2003, eight suspended sculptures were installed over the station concourse. Called Link, the artwork was designed by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau, and alludes to the MTR's function in connecting urban dwellers to nature.
Tung Chung station was damaged on 1 September 2019 by anti-extradition bill protesters, one night after the Special Tactical Squad stormed Prince Edward station and was filmed beating protesters there. The railway operator was accused of kowtowing to Beijing by co-operating with police, after Chinese state media targeted MTR for "assisting" protesters. After protesters retreated from a protest at nearby Hong Kong International Airport, some sprayed graffiti inside the Tung Chung station accusing the MTR of associating with the Communist Party of China, while others vandalised station facilities. Riot police entered the station and stormed a train cabin in a manner similar to August 31. The station was closed by MTR (along with the entire Tung Chung and Disneyland Resort lines) but re-opened the following morning.
Tung Chung station is located in the neighbourhood of the same name on the northern shore of Lantau Island, one of the inhabited locations on the island. The surrounding area is predominantly residential in nature, with the majority of buildings in the station's catchment area being residential towers and schools. Exit C of the Tung Chung Station opens up to a piazza which in turn connects the MTR Station to the Bus Terminus and the nearby footbridge: Citygate Outlets.
Both platforms share the same island platform underground. A "First Train" indicator is provided along the platform indicating to passengers which train to board.
|1F||Footbridge||footbridge connecting Citygate with Fu Tung Estate, MTRshops|
|G||Concourse||Exits, transport interchange, Ngong Ping 360 cable car station, Customer service, |
MTRshops, Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, automatic teller machines,
Octopus promotion machine
|Platform 2||Tung Chung line towards Hong Kong (Sunny Bay) →|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left or right|
|Platform 1||Tung Chung line towards Hong Kong (Sunny Bay) →|
The Tung Chung station concourse is located at ground level. It has four exits (two at each end of the concourse).
- A: Fu Tung Estate 
- B: Ngong Ping 360 
- C: Citygate Outlets
- D: Fu Tung Street
Ngong Ping Cable Car
Opened on 18 September 2006, the MTR-owned Ngong Ping Cable Car connects Tung Chung with Ngong Ping, where the Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha are located. The Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal is about 200 metres away from Exit B of Tung Chung station.
There is a large number amount of bus routes, located near the Ngong Ping Cable Car terminus and near the station, the route most criticized by local residents is the route *B6, as of late 2018 due to the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge A lot of one day tours from Mainland China has rushed to Tung Chung and caused a huge nuisance to local residents.
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- "Masked protesters wreak havoc on Hong Kong airport and trash railway station, forcing desperate travellers to head to city on foot". South China Morning Post. 1 September 2019.
- "Tung Chung Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
- "Tung Chung Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
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