Beitou Station

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Beitou Station
北投站
Beitou Station.jpg
Beitou Station
Location
Municipality Taipei
District(s) Beitou
Address No. 1, Guangming Rd.
Info
Type Elevated
History
Opened March 28, 1997
Rail services
Line(s)      Tamsui Line (R26)
Daily Ridership 31,978 (2011)[1]
(Ranked 38th of 89)
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
Beitou Station
Traditional Chinese 北投站

The Taipei Metro Beitou Station is a station on Red Line (Tamsui Line and Xinbeitou Branch Line), located in Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan. The location of station can be traced back the same name station of the now-defunct TRA Tamsui Line and Xinbeitou Line.

Station overview[edit]

Beitou Station platform level.
A Xinbeitou Branch Line train approaches on Platform 4.

The station is an elevated structure with one island platform, two side platforms, and one-sided exit.[2] The washrooms are inside the entrance area.

Just north of the station, there are crossovers between the Tamsui Line and the Xinbeitou Branch Line, and between the tracks of each individual line, in both directions. Also to the north, the two Tamsui Line tracks cross over each other not at grade.

South of the station, the four tracks merge into two and cross over each other at a flying junction, and there are crossovers to allow trains to Xindian terminate here.

History[edit]

TRA Station[edit]

  • October 25, 1901: The station opens with the opening of the Tamsui Railway Line as "Beitou Parking Station".
  • April 1, 1916: The Xinbeitou Railway Line opens for service.
  • July 15, 1988: Service ceases with the discontinuation of service of the TRA Tamsui Line.

Taipei Metro Station[edit]

  • March 28, 1997: Opened for service with the opening of the segment from Tamsui to Zhongshan.

Station layout[edit]

2F Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 4      Xinbeitou Branch Line toward Xinbeitou (Terminus)
Platform 3      Tamsui Line toward Daan (Qiyan)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 2      Tamsui Line toward Xiangshan (Qiyan)
Platform 1      Tamsui Line toward Tamsui (Fuxinggang)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Street Level Concourse Entrance/Exit, lobby, information counter, automatic ticket dispensing machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms

Exits[edit]

  • Single Exit: Intersection of Beitou Rd. Sec. 2 and Guangming Rd. Accessibility Elevator.

Around the station[edit]

  • Beitou District Administration Center
  • Beitou Market
  • Beitou Elementary School
  • Shixin High School
  • Chinatrust Hotel
Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Tamsui
Red Line
toward 
Terminus Xinbeitou Branch Line
Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations". Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Route Map: Beitou". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 

Coordinates: 25°07′55″N 121°29′55″E / 25.131901°N 121.498597°E / 25.131901; 121.498597