Hong Kong West Kowloon railway station 香港西九龍火車站

West Kowloon station (abbreviated WEK), also known as Hong Kong West Kowloon (Chinese: 香港西九龍) and West Kowloon, is the terminus of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link (HSR). It is the only station in the Hong Kong section and connects to the mainland China section through a dedicated tunnel. It was constructed by MTR Corporation.

The terminal railway station is located in Jordan, West Kowloon, north of the proposed West Kowloon Cultural District between the Airport Express and Tung Chung Line’s Kowloon Station and the West Rail Line’s Austin Station. The footprint of the new station extends into the basement of the West Kowloon Cultural District.

The original scheduled opening date of 2012 was delayed until 2015 following the shake-up of high-speed rail construction across China after the 2011 Wenzhou train collision. While construction of the station was still planned for completion in 2015, major flooding occurred in the railway tunnels under construction on 30 March 2014. This resulted in great damage to the tunnel boring machines. Internal MTR reports suggested causes were incomplete tender drawings, site surveys and planning before construction began. The station was formally opened on 4 September 2018 and high speed trains started to run to destinations in Mainland China from 23 September 2018.

RTHK reported that the final cost of the construction was 30% more than the initial estimate.





Chinese name
Traditional Chinese:香港西九龍站
Simplified Chinese:香港西九龙站
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General information
Location:Jordan, West Kowloon
Hong Kong
Owned by:Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation
Operated by:MTR Corporation
Line(s):Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong XRL
Kowloon and Austin MTR
Structure type:Underground
Other information
Station code
MTR code: WEK
Immigration Department: XRL
TMIS code: 65896
Telegraph code: XJA
Pinyin code: XGA
Opened:23 September 2018

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專線:廣州 – 深圳 – 香港XRL

Construction of the West Kowloon Station project was divided into two parts, XRL810A (northern part) and XRL810B (southern part) (XRL meaning eXpress Rail Link). The northern construction area was awarded to Leighton Contractors & Gammon Construction responsible for joint operations. The southern part of the project was awarded to a consortium of Laing O’Rourke, HCCG (Xinchang) & Paul Y jointly responsible for the construction.

West Kowloon Station features 9 long distance platforms and 6 short haul regional platforms for a total of 15 platforms.

The long platforms are located on the east of the station and adequate for docking 16-car train. There will be total 9 track, 4 island platform and 1 side platform in the final stage of operation. 6 track, 3 island platform and 1 side platform will be opened in the initial stage. Every platform is equipped with 2 elevator, 2 escalators connecting the Arrival Level on B2 and 2 escalators connecting the departure level on B3.

The short platforms are located on the west of the station in Spanish solution arrangement and adequate for docking 8-car train. There will be total 6 track, 5 island platform and 2 side platform in the final stage of operation. 4 track, 4 island platform and 1 side platform will be opened in the initial stage. 3 out of 5 platforms will be the boarding platform and each equipped with 1 elevator and 2 escalators connecting the departure level on B3. The two other platforms will be the alighting platform and each equipped with 1 elevator and 2 escalators connecting the arrival level on B2.

In addition, as a cross-border railway station, West Kowloon Station will also be set up with customs and immigration facilities for the passengers to go through the formalities prior to boarding the train and not requiring any stops at the Hong Kong border.

西九龍站項目的建設分為兩部分:XRL810A(北部)和XRL810B(南部)(XRL表示eXpress Rail Link)。北部建築區域被授予負責聯合作業的Leighton Contractors&Gammon Construction。該項目的南部被授予Laing O’Rourke,HCCG(新昌)和Paul Y聯合負責建設的財團。



短平台位於車站西側的西班牙解決方案安排,足以對接8車廂列車。在最後的運營階段將有6個軌道,5個島台和2個側平台。 4軌道,4島平台和1側平台將在初始階段開放。 5個平台中的3個將成為登機平台,每個平台配備1個電梯和2個自動扶梯,連接B3的出發層。另外兩個平台將是下車平台,每個平台配備1個電梯和2個自動扶梯,連接到B2的到達水平。


The brand new Hong Kong West Kowloon Station opened to the public on 23 September 2018. When fully operational, it will be one of the largest and busiest underground train stations in the world.

Serving as a new gateway to Mainland China, the new section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed rail service, which is 142 km in length, connects with the National High-speed Rail network all the way to Beijing, the length of which is more than 25,000 km.

Handling passengers through border controls, this station is more akin to an airport than a mere underground train station. The approximate 400,000 square meters of usable floor area, however, ensures that the flow of the passengers is as smooth as possible.

As per the brief, the Hong Kong West Kowloon Station has a strong civic element, acting as a new landmark with an immediate sense of arrival, fit for the site’s prominence on Victoria Harbour immediately adjacent to the future West Kowloon Cultural District.

The station is the first major construction project to complete in that district.

Andrew Bromberg’s design of the station introduces over 3 hectares of ‘green plaza’ to the site. The outside ground plane bows down towards the entrance, whilst the roof structure above gestures towards the sky. The resulting space is a 45-meter high volume, whose energy and focus is directed towards the south façade, Hong Kong Central skyline and Victoria Peak beyond.

People are furthermore encouraged to walk up on the station’s rooftop aligned with mature trees and shrubs and enjoy the new views and gain new connections with the city.

The interior of the hall is almost like a forest, with leaning steel columns supporting a giant floating roof and lifting up 4,000 glass panels to bring in natural daylight into the building and a glimpse of the city even from the lower levels of the station.

Unusual for the vertical city of Hong Kong, Bromberg’s design of the station is ground-hugging. The architect was keen to bring on the sense of fluidity reflecting on the idea of various forces converging on a global city. The Hong Kong West Kowloon Station’s openness and its people-centric, inclusive design will set the stage for the city’s bright and exciting future ahead.

Andrew Bromberg at Aedas says “I have been working on this station for nearly 10 years and I cannot wait to see it teeming with people. The new station is an opportunity for all people to discover new connections to the city of Hong Kong and feel part of it.”






安德魯·布朗伯格(Andrew Bromberg)的車站設計為該場地引入了超過3公頃的“綠色廣場”。外部地平面朝向入口向下彎曲,而上面的屋頂結構向天空示意。由此產生的空間是一個45米高的體積,其能量和焦點指向南立面,香港中央天際線和太平山頂。




Aedas的Andrew Bromberg說:“我已經在這個工作站工作了將近10年,我迫不及待地想看到它和人們聚集在一起。新車站為所有人提供機會,讓他們發現與香港城市的新聯繫,並感受其中的一部分。“



FROM:Step Inside Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Station | The B1M

FROM:香港西九龍站 (Hong Kong West Kowloon Station)

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