Daqiaotou Station

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Daqiaotou Station
(Daqiao Elementary School)
大橋頭站
(大橋國小)
台北捷運橘線大橋頭站1號出口.JPG
Daqiaotou Station Entrance 1
Location
Municipality Taipei
District(s) Datong
Address B1, No. 223, Minquan W. Rd.
Info
Type Underground
History
Opened November 3, 2010
Rail services
Line(s)      Xinzhuang Line (O8)
Daily Ridership 10,254 (2011)[1]
(Ranked 77th of 89)
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
Daqiaotou Station
Simplified Chinese 大桥头站
Traditional Chinese 大橋頭站

The Taipei Metro Daqiaotou Station (Chinese: 大橋頭站; pinyin: Dàqiáotóu Zhàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Toā-kiô-thâu Chām) is a station on the Xinzhuang Line located in Datong District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is the last station before the Luzhou Line diverges from the Xinzhuang Line. It is a planned terminus for the Shezi Light Rail Line.[2]

Station overview[edit]

This four-level, underground station has an island platform. It is located beneath the intersection of Minquan West Rd., Chongqing South Rd., and the south side of Daqiao Elementary School Stadium.[3] It opened for service on November 3, 2010 with the opening of the Luzhou Branch Line and the Taipei City section of the Xinzhuang Line.[4][5]

History[edit]

Originally, plans for the Xinzhuang Line did not include a station in the Daqiaotou (大橋頭) area. However, as part of the city government's urban renewal policy, the area around the station was zoned for redevelopment and revitalization.[6] Thus, in October 2007, it was announced that a new station would be added - Daqiao Elementary School Station.[7] Shortly before the opening of the line, the station name was changed to Daqiaotou Station to reflect the station's historical significance.[8][9]

Design[edit]

The station has a light roof, glass curtain walls, and an arc ceiling.[6] Interior station design is themed "Tales of an Important Bridge" (referring to Taipei Bridge) and features the Tamsui River, Dihua Street marketplace, and historic Daqiao Elementary School.[6]

Construction[edit]

Excavation depth for this station is 32 meters deep. It is 158 meters in length and 19.85 meters wide.[6] It has three entrances, one accessibility elevator, and two vent shafts.[4] The entrances connect with existing pedestrian underpasses and two joint development buildings.

During construction, an 85-year old red arched gate was temporarily removed. A swimming pool and students' play facilities were also demolished for station construction.[10] The historic gate has since been moved back to its original position, and new swimming and play facilities have been constructed.[10]

Station layout[edit]

Daqiaotou Station Platform 2
Street Level Entrance/Exit Entrance/Exit
B1 Connecting Level Connecting Level
B2 Concourse Lobby, information desk, automatic ticket dispensing machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms (Inside fare zone, outside fare zone near Exit 1)
B4 Platform 1      Luzhou Line toward Luzhou (Sanchong Elementary School)
     Xinzhuang Line toward Huilong (Taipei Bridge)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Xinzhuang Line toward Nanshijiao (Minquan West Road)

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Minquan W. Rd., Lane 225 With accessibility elevator.
  • Exit 2: Northwest side of the intersection of Minquan W. Rd. and Chongqing N. Rd.
  • Exit 3: Chongqing N. Rd. Sec. 3, beside the Daqiao Elementary School

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Luzhou
Orange Line
toward Nanshijiao
toward Huilong
Orange Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations". Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Third Stage of Taipei MRT (Planned MRT Routes)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  3. ^ "捷運車站建築設計 後續路網 新莊線-縣轄段各車站透視圖說明". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  4. ^ a b "Introduction to Xinzhuang MRT Line". Department of Rapid Transis Systems. 2008-03-01. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Second Stage of Taipei MRT (Approved MRT Lines)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems, TCG. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  6. ^ a b c d "( O8 ) Daqiao Elementary School". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  7. ^ "Joint Development Project to Promote Urban Renewal at Daqiao Elementary School Station". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2008-11-01. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  8. ^ "捷運新莊線「大橋國小站」更名為「大橋頭站」". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  9. ^ "Daqiao Elementary School Station Renamed Daqiaotou Station". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-08-18. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  10. ^ a b "New Swimming Pool Provides Prelude to Commercial Service of MRT Daqiao Elementary School Station". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-05-01. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 

Coordinates: 25°03′48″N 121°30′47″E / 25.063277°N 121.512984°E / 25.063277; 121.512984