Congratulations on the Opening of Hong Kong Largest Public Transport Interchange at Yue Man Square, Kwun Tong
Yuen Man Square Public Transport Interchange at Kwun Tong opened on 2nd April 2021, Friday.
The new Public Transport Interchange (PTI) commenced on 2nd April 2021 Friday, alongside the Yue Man Square mall, an Urban Renewal Authority (URA) redevelopment project. 8 bus and 21 minibus routes are moving to the new two-storey interchange, spanning over 15,000 sqm. MVA, as the lead transport consultant, provided the traffic consultancy services for the Kwun Tong Town Centre Re-development (KTTC) Development Areas 2 and 3 (DAs 2&3) project.
SYSTRA MVA as the Transport Expert
As the lead traffic engineering and transport planning consultant for the Kwun Tong Town Centre Urban Renewal project, MVA was responsible for the following key solutions since March 2007.
• Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA), including permanent closure of Yue Man Square and Tung Yan Street, junction improvements before and after the operation of permanent PTI
• Traffic Forecast
• Traffic Engineering input to the PTI Layout Design
• Traffic Engineering input to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
• Traffic Engineering input to General Building Plan (GBP) and Hoarding Plan submission
• Construction Traffic Impact and Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) measures
The Coolest Bus Terminus in Hong Kong
The bus terminus was designed as Hong Kong’s first indoor air-conditioned bus waiting area that separates passengers from vehicular traffic. The queuing area has been designed inside the mall and gates open on bus arrival. The indoor waiting area is integrated with the shopping centre and connected to four major streets of the area, with 10 pedestrian entrances and exits.
Innovative and Smart Features
An artificial intelligence (AI) sensor-controlled boarding gate system at the bus terminus has been adopted to help ensure safety. Locally-developed smart air induction units have been installed at the minibus terminus to enhance ventilation. Also, space has been reserved for the potential installation of three fast-charging facilities of electric public light. Yue Man Square is also fully covered with 5G mobile network. Public can connect to the network to receive real-time transport information and to browse the bus schedules.
The Magnificent Minibus Terminus Changes
Situated on the ground floor, the minibus terminus is 5 times larger than the temporary stops, with 97,000 square feet site area. The terminus has successfully consolidated 21 green minibus and red public light bus routes. The new facility will hopefully alleviate traffic in Kwun Tong.
The interchange is part of the DAs 2&3 of the multibillion-dollar Kwun Tong Town Centre project, one of the biggest schemes undertaken by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA).