Taipei City Hall Station

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Taipei City Hall Station
市政府站
Taipei City Hall Metro Station Platform.jpg
Taipei City Hall Station Platform
Location
Municipality Taipei
District(s) Xinyi
Address No. 2, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao E. Rd.
Info
Type Underground
History
Opened December 24, 1999
Rail services
Line(s)      Nangang Line (BL13)
Daily Ridership 118,084 (2011)[1]
(Ranked 2nd of 89)
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to station
Taipei City Hall Station
Traditional Chinese

The Taipei Metro Taipei City Hall Station (Chinese: 市政府站; pinyin: Shìzhèngfǔ Zhàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chhī-chèng-hú Chām) is located in the Xinyi District of Taipei, Taiwan. It is a station on the Nangang Line (Blue Line).

Station overview[edit]

Taipei City Hall Station Exit 2
Taipei City Hall Station platform level

The station is an underground structure with an island platform and four exits. The size of the station is larger than most other stations on the Nangang Line.[2] The station is situated under Zhongxiao East Road, between Keelung Road and Songren Road. Washrooms are located outside of the fare area of the station. Due to crowding during New Year's festivities, automatic platform gates have been installed at this station.[3][4]

In recent years, the station has gone through renovations to connect it with a bus transfer station, mall, and hotel above.[5] The Taipei City Hall Bus Station opened for service on August 5, 2010.[6]

In February 2009, a 105.3 m (345 ft)-long vegetal wall was unveiled at the station for a two-month exhibition. It was expected to absorb 35.445 kg (78.14 lb) of carbon dioxide while releasing 26.094 kg (57.53 lb) of oxygen.[7]

Public art[edit]

Numerous pieces of public art are situated in and around the station. A series of five sculptures (titled "Growth") are placed around the station.[8] "Furrows" and "Push" (granite/marble) are located in entrance square, while "Sprout", "Twist", and "Sway" (bronze/aluminum statues) are located on the station platform.

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Exit/ Entrance
B1 Concourse Lobby, toilets, one-way ticket machine, information desk.
B2 Platform 1      Nangang Line toward Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (Yongchun)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Nangang Line toward Yongning/ Far Eastern Hospital (Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall)

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: United Daily News Office
  • Exit 2: Taipei City Hall Accessibility Elevator
  • Exit 3: Xinyi Shopping District
  • Exit 4: TCWC Children Home

Operations[edit]

Because the station is underneath Zhongxiao East Road and nearby the newly developed Xinyi District, the Taipei City Hall Station is one of the most widely used station in the Taipei Metro. In 2008, the station handled 86,967 passengers (entries/exits) per day.[9] Since the opening of the Taipei City Hall Bus Station, daily ridership increased during November 2010 to 116,400,[10] becoming the second-busiest station, only behind Taipei Main Station. Due to the large crowd during weekends and rush hours, the parallel Xinyi Line is being constructed to disperse some of the crowds. To cope with crowds during New Year's Eve celebrations, designated trains pass through the station without stopping.[11]

The station is also a transit station for local and long distance buses to Neihu, Sanchong, Xinzhuang, Luzhou, Jingmei, Muzha, and to Keelung, Taoyuan, Zhongli, Miaoli, Taichung, etc. A large bus transit terminal was constructed between the space of Exit 1 and the United Daily News Office. The station also provides free shuttle bus transport to the Taipei 101 Financial Center and to the World Trade Center during major exhibitions.

Around the station[edit]

Underground passage connecting the station to Taipei City Hall and the surrounding buildings.

Transport[edit]

Government and Financial Organizations[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Yongning
Blue Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations". Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Taipei City Hall". 
  3. ^ http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/2009/new/feb/12/today-taipei9-3.htm 防跳軌 捷運3站將設月台門- 自由電子報
  4. ^ http://61.222.185.194/?FID=6&CID=47840 台灣新生報 | 防跳軌 北捷增3站設月台門
  5. ^ Mo Yan-chih (2010-05-24). "Traffic chaos expected in Xinyi". Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  6. ^ "New Taipei City Hall Bus Station opens to commuters". Asia One News. 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  7. ^ "Regional public transportation meeting opens in Taipei". The China Post. 2009-03-10. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  8. ^ "Public Art on the Nangang Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  9. ^ "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Station". Institute of Transportation, MOTC. 2009-12-14. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  10. ^ "臺北捷運各站旅運量". Taipei City Government. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  11. ^ "Taipei Metro Successfully Meets the Challenge of New Year's Eve Transport Service". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 

Coordinates: 25°02′28″N 121°33′58″E / 25.041165°N 121.565978°E / 25.041165; 121.565978