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Mei Foo (MTR)

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For the KCRC station, see Mei Foo (KCRC).

Mei Foo (Chinese: 美孚, Jyutping: mei5 fu1, pinyin: Měifú) is a Hong Kong MTR station located in Tsuen Wan, Kowloon. It is an interchange station between the Tsuen Wan Line and the KCRC West Rail It is between Lai Chi Kok and Lai King stations on the Tsuen Wan Line and Nam Cheong and Tsuen Wan West stations on the West Rail'. Mei Foo's livery is blue.

The station's original name was Lai Chi Kok, but upon its opening in 1982 the station was called "Lai Wan" (荔灣, meaning Lai Chi Kok Bay), and was renamed to its current name in 1985. The MTR station is a simple through station with a central island platform, under a demolished road named Lai Wan Road between the rows of residential buildings in Mei Foo Sun Chuen housing estate.

The station is designed to facilitate the transportation of the residents of Mei Foo Sun Chuen housing etate, which has nearly 100 buildings and several schools, and eventually became the station between the Kowloon urban area and the new town of Tsuen Wan. If there is heavy traffic on the main road into urban Kowloon, the Kwai Chung Road, many commuters get off their busses and use this station as their link with Central.

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