Jiantan Station

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Jiantan Station
劍潭站
Taipei MRT Jiantan Station.jpg
Jiantan Station
Location No. 65, Sec. 5, Zhongshan N. Rd.
Shilin, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type Elevated
History
Opened March 28, 1997
Traffic
Passengers 70,556 daily (2011)[1]
(Ranked 8th of 89)
Jiantan Station
Traditional Chinese 劍潭站
Simplified Chinese 剑潭站

The Taipei Metro Jiantan Station (Chinese: 劍潭站) is a station on Tamsui Line (Red Line), located in the Jiantan (劍潭) area of Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan. There was a station of the same name on the now-defunct TRA Tamsui Line, however the position was different; the TRA station was further south.

Station overview[edit]

Jiantan Station platform.
Exiting Jiantan Station (Exit 2).

The station is an elevated structure with one island platform and two side exits. The washrooms are inside the entrance area.[2]

This station is well known for its architecture, which is based on a dragon boat. The station is also next to the Shilin Night Market[3] and experiences heavy traffic during the evening hours.

Due to its unique dragon boat architecture, it was awarded the 19th Annual Taiwan Architecture Award in 1997.[4]

History[edit]

TRA Station[edit]

  • August 17, 1915: Opened for service as "Miyanoshita Station" (宮ノ下乘降場). It was for passengers looking to visit Taiwan Grand Shrine on Jiantan Mountain. (The shrine no longer exits; its former location is where the Grand Hotel currently stands.)
  • After the war, the name was changed to "Jiantan Station". The station was closed in the 1950s. The station location was where the Jiantan Youth Activity Center currently stands.

Taipei Metro Station[edit]

The station was originally going to be constructed as two stations: one at the old TRA station location (R18) and another one called Mingchuan Station (R19). However, residents around the proposed Mingchuan Station opposed the station. Thus, a station was constructed at the midpoint of the two proposed stations (hence the current station number R18A).

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

Station layout[edit]

2F Platform 1 ‹See TfD›      Tamsui Line toward Tamsui/ Beitou (Shilin)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2 ‹See TfD›      Tamsui Line toward Xiangshan/ Daan (Yuanshan)
Street Level Lobby Entrance/Exit, information desk, automatic ticket dispensing machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Jihe Rd., Zhongshan N. Rd.
  • Exit 2: Zhongshan N. Rd., Chien Tan Overseas Chinese Center Accessibility Elevator

Around the station[edit]

ShihLin Market
Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Tamsui
Red Line
toward Xiangshan

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations" (PDF). Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Route Map: Jiantan". 
  3. ^ "Three days in Taipei". Stars and Stripes. 2009-02-15. 
  4. ^ "建築師雜誌獎(1979-1998)". Taiwan Architect Magazine. 

Coordinates: 25°05′04″N 121°31′30″E / 25.0844°N 121.5250°E / 25.0844; 121.5250