Hong Kong Photo Gallery - MTR Island Line

The Island Line opened in 1985 between Admiralty and Chai Wan and the terminus moved to Sheung Wan in 1986. Most stations are underground, with some deep beneath the street. An interesting feature for many of the line's stations is the Chinese calligraphy writings of the station name on the platforms.

Sheung Wan


The station has a double-deck layout with the westbound trains using the lower platform.

"Home with a view" is a mosaic completed by a local artist in 2003.


This is a very busy station being an interchange with the Tsuen Wan and South Island Lines. The future Shatin-Central Link will also terminate here. The Island Line also runs in a double-deck structure with cross-platform interchanges to the Tsuen Wan Line based on the most popular option.

Wan Chai

Causeway Bay

Also a double-deck station, there are vast corridors to handle the crowds. An extension exit was built to Times Square subsequent to the station's opening. This addition's access is a bit incoherent with the station's original design.

Tin Hau

Fortress Hill

North Point

Located deep underground with long escalators to the surface, this double-deck station was extended for the Tseung Kwan O Line interchange. Inbound passengers conveniently walk across a long corridor on the same floor to access Island Line trains heading to Central.

Quarry Bay

Also located deep underground, the interchange with the Tseung Kwan O Line requires a lot of walking that will make you think twice of trying it again.

Tai Koo

This is a much simpler design with an island platform.

Sai Wan Ho

Shau Kei Wan

Heng Fa Chuen

The outdoor section begins from here to the eastern terminus at Chai Wan.

Chai Wan

On December 28, 2014, the 3.2km western extension to Kennedy Town opened with 2 new stations. A third opened the following spring. The entire journey from Sheung Wan to the new terminus takes only 8 minutes.

Kennedy Town

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