Shilin Station

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Shilin Station
士林站
Shilin Station.JPG
Shilin Station
Location
Municipality Taipei
District(s) Shilin
Address No. 1, Fude Road
Info
Type Elevated
History
Opened March 28, 1997
Rail services
Line(s)      Tamsui Line (R20)
     Circular Line (Y26)
Daily Ridership 52,443 (2011)[1]
(Ranked 17th of 89)
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
Shilin Station
Chinese 士林站

The Taipei Metro Shilin Station is located in the Shilin District of Taipei, Taiwan. It is a station on the Red Line. The station was formerly a stop on the now-defunct TRA Tamsui Line.

Station overview[edit]

Shilin Station platform.
Shilin Station concourse and escalators.

The station is situated between the metro-shaped park and Zhongzheng Road, near Zhongshan North Road and Wenlin Road. The station is an elevated structure with one island platform and two sided exits. The restrooms are inside the entrance area of both exits.[2]

In the future, the station will allow transfers to the planned Circular Line via an underground station.[3]

History[edit]

TRA Station[edit]

  • October 25, 1901: Opened for service along with the Tamsui Railway Line as "Shilin Parking Station."
  • July 15, 1988: Closed along with the TRA Tamsui Line.

Taipei Metro Station[edit]

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

Station layout[edit]

2F Platform 1      Tamsui Line toward Tamsui/ Beitou (Zhishan)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Tamsui Line toward Xiangshan/ Daan (Jiantan)
Street Level Lobby Entrance/Exit, information counter, automated ticket dispensing machines, one-way fare gates
Restrooms

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Zhongzheng Rd., adjacent to Zhongshan N. Rd. Sec. 5 Accessibility Elevator
  • Exit 2: Fude Rd. 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: Shilin". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Network: Third Stage". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Tamsui
Red Line
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Coordinates: 25°05′36″N 121°31′34″E / 25.093453876595593°N 121.52621197035722°E / 25.093453876595593; 121.52621197035722