Hung Hom Station
, formerly known as Kowloon Station
(九龍車站) is a station
on the East Rail Line
and West Rail Line
in Hong Kong
. It is located in Yau Tsim Mong District
, next to the Cross Harbour Tunnel
. Hung Hom Station is one of the three Hong Kong ports-of-entry on the MTR
network, along with Lo Wu Station
and Lok Ma Chau Station
Although the station is named as Hung Hom, it is quite far from Hung Hom District which is at least 15 minutes away on foot.
It should be noticed that its fare is quite different from nearby stations. At least $1 more is charged for passengers coming from Hong Kong Island
, and around $3 for passengers coming from Tung Chung
or Disneyland Resort
This station was opened in 1974 because the old Kowloon station at Tsim Sha Tsui
was too small, had no room for expansion and was therefore demolished in the same year (although the clock tower
still stands). This new Kowloon station, later renamed Hung Hom station, served as the terminus for East Rail Line until 24 October 2004, when East Rail Line was extended to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station
at Tsim Sha Tsui
. After the Kowloon Southern Link
opened, however, it again served as the terminus for East Rail Line and also became the terminus for West Rail Line. The expanded part of the concourse in Hung Hom station was opened in 2001.
Before the relocation of Kowloon terminus from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hung Hom in 1974, a station named Hung Hom was located at Chatham Road......