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Tseung Kwan O Line (MTR)

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The Tseung Kwan O Line is one of the six lines of the MTR system in Hong Kong. It runs from Hong Kong Island to the new town of Tseung Kwan O.

The line is indicated with the colour purple.

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History

This line was planned to serve the new town of Tseung Kwan O ("Junk Bay"), and after being approved by the Hong Kong Executive Council on 20 October 1998, construction commenced on 24 April 1999. The line opened on 18 August 2002, and took over the train tracks running through the Eastern Harbour Tunnel from the Kwun Tong Line. Subsequently, the Kwun Tong Line was diverted to Tiu Keng Leng station on the new line.

This line is the first MTR line with no track on viaducts, and thus the depot is at surface level. Po Lam station is also at surface level, but is completely covered.

Not all of the line was constructed recently. Quarry Bay station and the tunnels crossing Victoria Harbour had been in use for over 10 years by the Kwun Tong Line.

Trains

Main Article: Trains of the MTR

Originally, the MTR bought a batch of new trains to serve the new line, known as "K-Stock." However, the depot facilities were not built for the new trains, so the original "M-Trains" trains (G-Stock, H-Stock and Q-Stcok) run on the new line while the new trains are transferred to the Kwun Tong Line for service.

Stations

This is a list of all the stations on the Tseung Kwan O Line. The coloured boxes holding the station names represent the unique colour motif for the station.

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See also

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