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Central station is an MTR station located in the Central area of Hong Kong Island. The station’s livery is firebrick red, except for the station’s Tsuen Wan Line platform where its livery is dark brown. The station is the southern terminus for the Tsuen Wan Line and also connects with the Island Line, and also the Tung Chung Line and the Airport Express via Hong Kong station.
The Station was once known as Chater Station.
Chater station was initially conceived to cater for average daily traffic of 330,000 passengers, and was to have been 380 metres long – amongst the longest station in the world. More than 200,000 passengers use this station daily. The longest distance between two subway exits is approximately 700 m.
Central Station was in the Hong Kong Mass Transport Study, a system proposed in Sept 1967. Together with Western Market Station, it was to serve as the interchange station of the Kwun Tong Line and Island Line. In the recommended system, Tsuen Wan Line would end in…