Mong Kok (formerly name Argyle Station after Argyle Road is a rapid transit station on the Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan Lines of the MTR system in Hong Kong. One of the first stations of the network to open, it is now used by more than 200,000 passengers daily. Mong Kok, like other MTR stations, has a unique livery, in this case dim red.
Mong Kok Station opened on 31 December 1979, originally serving as part of the Kwun Tong Line towards Tsim Sha Tsui
and Central. When the Tsuen Wan Line opened in 1982, it took over the original line south of Yau Ma Tei
The station was named Argyle after Argyle Street
, a major thoroughfare in its vicinity, during the planning stage of the MTR system. "Argyle" was adopted when the station commenced operation, and was later replaced by the name Mong Kok with effect from May 31, 1985 when Island Line was opened.
Mong Kok Station serves as a cross-platform interchange between two MTR lines, allowing passengers to change trains either from the Kwun Tong Line trains to southbound Tsuen Wan Line trains towards the Hong Kong Island, or vice versa.
Entrances and exits
Mong Kok MTR Station has five exits, the majority of which are set up at road intersections all clustered within one block of the intersection of Argyle Road and Nathan Road
. Langham Place
, a major shopping mall is accessed through a short underground passage at Exit C3.
MTR East Rail Line
Mong Kok East Station
and Mong Kok Station are considerably far apart. To reach Mong Kok East from Mong Kok, commuters would need to get out through Exit B3, walk up the Mong Kok Road Footbridge System, and then walk through Grand Century Plaza where they may enter Mong Kok East.