Minquan West Road Station

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Minquan West Road Station
民權西路站
Taipei MRT Minquan West Road Station 01.jpg
Concourse of Minquan West Road Station
Location
Municipality Taipei
District(s) Zhongshan, Datong
Address No. 72, Minquan West Road
Info
Type Underground
History
Opened March 28, 1997
Rail services
Line(s)      Tamsui Line (R16)
     Xinzhuang Line (O9)
Daily Ridership 53,673 (2011)[1]
(Ranked 14th of 89)
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
Minquan West Road Station
Simplified Chinese 民权西路站
Traditional Chinese 民權西路站

The Taipei Metro Minquan W. Rd. Station is located in between the Zhongshan and Datong districts of Taipei, Taiwan. It is a transfer station for the Tamsui Line and the Xinzhuang Line.

Station overview[edit]

Minquan West Road Station Tamsui Line platform
Minquan West Road Station Xinzhuang Line platform

The station is a three-level, underground structure with two island platforms and ten exits.[2] The washrooms are inside the entrance areas.

The station is situated on Minquan West Road, near Chengde Road. The Red Line station is underneath the metro park, while the Orange Line station is located underneath Minquan West Road.

History[edit]

  • March 28, 1997: Opened for service with the opening of the Tamsui to Zhongshan segment.
  • June 1, 2003: Xinzhuang Line construction began on the still-operational station.[3][4]
  • November 3, 2010: Xinzhuang Line service commenced with the opening of the Luzhou to Zhongxiao Xinsheng segment.

Construction[edit]

With the opening of the Xinzhuang Line, the station became a three-level underground station with two cross island platforms.[3][5] Excavation depth is at around 22 meters. The Xinzhuang Line station is 235 meters long and 26 meters wide, with six additional entrances, two vent shafts, and an accessibility elevator.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level Tamsui Line
Concourse Level
Exits 1-4, information counter, automatic ticketing machines, one-way faregates
7-Eleven (Outside fare zone), Restrooms (North side, inside fare zone)
B1
Underpass
(Outside fare zone, near Exit 1. Access to Fushun St. and Minquan W. Road)
Platform 1      Tamsui Line toward Tamsui or Beitou (Yuanshan)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Tamsui Line toward Xindian or Xiangshan (Shuanglian)
B2 Luzhou Branch Line
Concourse Level
Escalator to Tamsui Line Concourse Level, Exits 5-10
Information counter, automatic ticket machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms (West side, outside fare zone; East side, inside fare zone)
B3 Platform 3      Xinzhuang Line toward Huilong (Daqiaotou)
     Luzhou Line toward Luzhou (Daqiaotou)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left
Platform 4      Xinzhuang Line toward Nanshijiao (Zhongshan Elementary School)

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Minquan W. Rd. (South side of Minquan W. Rd.) Accessibility Elevator
  • Exit 2: Jinxi St. (Beside the Chengyuan High School) Accessibility Elevator
  • Exit 3: South Plaza (On the linear park) Accessibility Elevator
  • Exit 4: Tianxiang Rd. (Lane 70, Minquan W. Rd.) Accessibility Elevator
  • Exit 5: Chengde Rd. Sec. 3 (Fushun Rd., near Chengde Rd.)
  • Exit 6: Chengyuan High School (Southeast side of the intersection of Minquan W. Rd. and Chengde Rd.)
  • Exit 7: Zhongshan N. Rd. Sec. 2 (Southwest side of the intersection of Minquan W. Rd. and Tianxiang Rd.)
  • Exit 8: Zhongshan N. Rd. Sec. 2 (Southwest side of the intersection of Minquan W. Rd. and Tianxiang Rd.)
  • Exit 9: Zhongshan N. Rd. Sec. 3 (Northwest side of the intersection of Minquan W. Rd. and Tianxiang Rd.)
  • Exit 10: Zhongshan N. Rd. Sec. 3 (Northwest side of the intersection of Minquan W. Rd. and Tianxiang Rd.) Accessibility Elevator

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Tamsui/ Beitou
Red Line
toward Xindian
toward Huilong/ Luzhou
Orange Line
toward Nanshijiao

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: Minquan West Road". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  3. ^ a b "工程線上 Status Report: 新莊線民權西路站". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2006-04-01. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Introduction to Minquan W. Rd. Station on the Xinzhuang Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2006-04-01. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  5. ^ "Introduction to Xinzhuang MRT Line". Department of Rapid Transis Systems. 2008-03-01. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  6. ^ "文昌宮". Retrieved 2010-08-22. 

Coordinates: 25°03′44″N 121°31′11″E / 25.062179°N 121.519687°E / 25.062179; 121.519687