Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station

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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station
中正紀念堂站
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Platform.JPG
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station platform
Location
Municipality Taipei
District(s) Zhongzheng
Address B1F., No. 8-1, Sec. 1, Roosevelt Rd.
Info
Type Underground
History
Opened December 24, 1998
Rail services
Line(s)      Tamsui Line (R11)
     Xindian Line (G11)
Daily Ridership 48,010 (2011)[1]
(Ranked 20th of 89)
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station
Simplified Chinese 中正纪念堂站
Traditional Chinese 中正紀念堂站

The Taipei Metro Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station is located in the Zhongzheng District of Taipei, Taiwan.[2] It is a transfer station on the Tamsui Line and the Xindian/Xiaonanmen Branch Lines. While the memorial for which the station is named was embroiled in a naming dispute,[3] the name of the station has remained unchanged.

Station overview[edit]

CKS Memorial Hall Station concourse

The station is a three-level, underground structure with two island platforms and seven exits.[4] The two platforms are stacked on top of one another, allowing for cross-platform interchange. The washrooms are outside the entrance area. The station is situated under Roosevelt Road, between Nanhai Road, Linsen South Road, and Aiguo East Road.

When completed in 2013, the station will be a transfer station with the Songshan Line. It is also a planned terminus for the Wanda-Shulin Line.[5][6]

Public art[edit]

The station is home to several public art pieces. By the escalators connecting the two platform levels, a piece titled "Metamorphosis" displays a holographic flight trajectory of a paper plane.[7] Along some of the entrance hallways, "Musical Skies" shows light boxes with images clouds in a blue sky.[7] On the upper platform in "Platform, Stage", elements from Taiwanese folk arts and Chinese opera have been transformed into abstract elements and minimized into two curtains of lines and flat surfaces.[7]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Exit/ Entrance
B1 Northern Concourse Lobby, faregates, information desk
Restrooms, to Exits 5, 6, 7
Southern Concourse Lobby, faregates, information desk
Restrooms, to Exits 1, 2, 3, 4
B2 Platform 1      Tamsui Line toward Tamsui or Beitou (NTU Hospital)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 2      Xiaonanmen Line toward Ximen (Xiaonanmen)
B3 Platform 3      Xindian Line toward Xindian (Guting)
     Xinyi Line toward Xiangshan (Dongmen)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 4      Xiaonanmen Line toward Taipower Building (Guting)

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Roosevelt Rd.
  • Exit 2: Roosevelt Rd.
  • Exit 3: Roosevelt Rd.
  • Exit 4: Roosevelt Rd.
  • Exit 5: Intersection of Aiguo E. Rd. and Zhongshan S. Rd. (Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall) Accessibility elevator
  • Exit 6: Zhongshan S. Rd. (National Central Library)
  • Exit 7: Aiguo W. Rd.
CKS Memorial Hall Station Exit 5

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Tamsui/ Beitou
Red Line
toward 
Green Line
toward Xindian
toward Ximen
Xiaonanmen Line

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: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  3. ^ Caroline Gluck (2007-05-19). "Taiwan to rename Chiang landmark". BBC News. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  4. ^ "第二章 土木,建築,水環、軌道". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  5. ^ "Second Stage of Taipei MRT (Approved MRT Routes)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  6. ^ "President promotes plans to build Wanda MRT line". Taipei Times. 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  7. ^ a b c "Public Art on the Xindian Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

Coordinates: 25°02′03″N 121°31′01″E / 25.0343027°N 121.5169966°E / 25.0343027; 121.5169966