Wan Chai (Chinese: 灣仔) is a station on the Island Line of the Hong Kong MTR. The livery colour is lime green. It serves the Wan Chai locality within the district of the same name. The station platforms are located underneath Hennessy Road, a major trunk road connecting the Central and Eastern districts.


The station was built under Southorn Playground. It opened along with the Island Line on 31 May 1985. It was built by a Bachy Soletanche–Dragages joint venture. Entrance D was opened for public in late 2017. Its passageway crosses underneath Southorn Playground and Johnston Road, then join the underground mall in Lee Tung Street Redevelopment Project.[1] It is expected to ease the overcrowding problem at entrance A3 and Johnston Road crossing.[2]

Station layout

FB Footbridge Footbridge along O'Brien Road towards Wan Chai North
(Immigration Tower, Central Plaza, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai Pier)
G Ground level Exits
C Concourse Customer Service, MTRShops
Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, ATM
Octopus promotion machine
Platform 1      Island line towards Chai Wan (Causeway Bay)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Lower Concourse Customer Service
iCentre internet service
Platform 2      Island line towards Kennedy Town (Admiralty)
Side platform, doors will open on the left

The platforms of Wan Chai station are constructed in a stacked arrangement, with Platform 1 above Platform 2.[3]

Platform 1

Due to the large catchment of Wan Chai station and the locality as a business hub and centre for tourists, government offices, foreign embassies and institutions, the station houses more than 50 ticket gates as distributed across three ticket halls (two at the concourse and one at platform level). There are 8 station exits, two of which were constructed in 1999 to provide a more convenient reach for the southern areas of Wan Chai. The footbridge above O'Brien Road, which connects the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Immigration Tower (Immigration Department of Hong Kong) and the Star Ferry Pier (Wan Chai Pier), was extended to reach one of these new exits above Hennessy Road.

The tunnel for eastbound trains towards Causeway Bay Station has once featured a mobile advertisement, which was presented in the form of a slideshow across the length of the tunnel. The large number of sequential panels allowed passengers to view the advertisement as a slideshow, as trains undertakes their journey to the next station.[4]

Usage and overcrowding

As the only railway station of Wan Chai and its Central Business District, this station serves a large number of residents and commuters. In reference to consultation document Our Future Railway, average train loading from Wan Chai to Causeway Bay is approximately 71%. Government consultant analysed that there would not be significant drop by 2031, even if train frequency would increase.[5]


  • A1: Lockhart Road
  • A2: Hennessy Road (Northern Side)
  • A3: Johnston Road
  • A4: Hennessy Road (By Wanchai Computer Centre) Wheelchair user access
  • A5: Hennessy Road Footbridge Wheelchair user access
  • B1/B2: Southorn Playground
  • C: Lockhart Road
  • D: Lee Tung Avenue Wheelchair user access