Far Eastern Hospital Station

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Far Eastern Hospital Station
亞東醫院站
Far Eastern Hospital Station Inner.JPG
Far Eastern Hospital Station Faregates
Location
Municipality New Taipei
District(s) Banqiao
Address B1F, No. 17, Sec. 2, Nanya S. Rd.
Info
Type Underground
History
Opened May 31, 2006
Rail services
Line(s)      Tucheng Line (BL40)
Daily Ridership 25,704 (2011)[1]
(Ranked 46th of 89)
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
Far Eastern Hospital Station
Simplified Chinese 亚东医院站
Traditional Chinese 亞東醫院站

The Taipei Metro Far Eastern Hospital Station is a station on the Tucheng Line located in Banqiao District, New Taipei, Taiwan.[2]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Exit/ Entrance
B1 Concourse Lobby, toilets, one-way ticket machine, information desk
B2 Platform 1      Tucheng Line toward Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (Fuzhong)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Tucheng Line toward Yongning (Haishan)
     Tucheng Line termination platform →
Far Eastern Hospital Station Exit 1: An arch bridge style entrance.

The station features an underground island platform and three exits. The station is 243 meters long and 20.5 meters wide.[3]

Design and Public Art[edit]

The entrance to the station was designed as an arch bridge (from "qiao" in Banqiao, meaning "bridge"). It is also meant to represent a "cloud wall", a characteristic of traditional Chinese gardening; the station is located next to Yuanzhi Memorial Garden.[3]

Public art in the station consists of a piece titled "River Romance", which combined LED lamps with glass sticks to create a color-changing "river of time". Poems are engraved on the glass sticks, which look like moving waves from a distance.[4]

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Nanya South Road, Sec. 2 (north side)
  • Exit 2: Nanya South Road, Sec. 2 (north side), Far Eastern Hospital
  • Exit 3: Nanya South Road, Sec. 2 (south side) With accessibility elevator

Around the station[edit]

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". 
  3. ^ a b "工程線上 Status Report: 亞東醫院站出入口 外牆景觀工程特色". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2006-05-01. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Public Art on the Tucheng Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Yongning
Blue Line

Coordinates: 24°59′54″N 121°27′09″E / 24.998301°N 121.452478°E / 24.998301; 121.452478