National Taiwan University Hospital Station

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National Taiwan University Hospital Station
(NTU Hospital Station)
台大醫院站
Platform in NTU Hospital Station.JPG
NTU Hospital Station Platform
Location
Municipality Taipei
District(s) Zhongzheng
Address B1F., No. 52, Gongyuan Rd.
Info
Type Underground
History
Opened December 24, 1998
Rail services
Line(s)      Tamsui Line (R12)
Daily Ridership 46,978 (2011)[1]
(Ranked 21st of 89)
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
National Taiwan University Hospital Station
Traditional Chinese 台大醫院站
Simplified Chinese 台大医院站

The Taipei Metro National Taiwan University Hospital Station (signed NTU Hospital) is a station on the Tamsui Line (Red Line) located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Station overview[edit]

NTU Hospital Station Exit 1
NTU Hospital Station platform level

The station is a two-level, underground station with an island platform. It has four exits, two of which are equipped with elevators.[2] It is named for the nearby National Taiwan University Hospital.

Public art[edit]

Several pieces of public art are located on the platform, titled "The Suite of Hands" consisting of "Lotus Holding Hand", "Lotus in Heartful Hands", and "Small Park".[3] These bronze and/or granite sculptures depict how hands, through gestures, can express human affection.

History[edit]

  • December 24, 1998: Opened for service when the segment between Taipei Main Station began running.
  • October 10, 2004: A man placed a bomb in the station. No injuries were reported.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Street Level Entrance/Exit Entrance/Exit
B1 Concourse Lobby, information counter, automatic ticket-dispensing machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms (South side outside paid area, near Exit 1)
B2 Platform 1      Tamsui Line toward Tamsui or Beitou (Taipei Main Station)
Island platform, Doors open on the left
Platform 2      Tamsui Line toward Xindian or Xiangshan (CKS Memorial Hall)

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Gongyuan Rd. (228 Peace Memorial Park)
  • Exit 2: Changde St. (National Taiwan University Hospital) Accessibility Elevator.
  • Exit 3: Gongyuan Rd. Accessibility Elevator.
  • Exit 4: Intersection of Gongyuan Rd. and Xiangyang Rd.

Around the station[edit]

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

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: NTU Hospital". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. 2010-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Public Art on the Tamsui Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Taipei District Prosecutor’s Office bombing suspect nabbed". The China Post. 2006-09-08. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 

Coordinates: 25°02′32″N 121°30′59″E / 25.042142°N 121.516366°E / 25.042142; 121.516366