Xiangshan Station (Taipei Metro)

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For the train station in Xiangshan District, Hsinchu City, see Xiangshan Station (TRA).
Xiangshan Station
象山站
Xiangshan Station Platform 1.JPG
Location
Municipality Taipei
District(s) Xinyi
Address Xinyi Rd., Sec. 5
Info
Type Underground
Rail services
Line(s)      Xinyi Line (R5)
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System

The Taipei Metro Xiangshan Station is a metro station on the Xinyi Line located in Xinyi, Taipei, Taiwan. The station was opened on 24 November 2013.[1]

Station overview[edit]

The station is a two-level, underground station with an island platform. It is located beneath Xinyi Rd., Sec. 5 east of Songren Rd. and near the north end of Zhongqiang Park and the Xinyi Expressway.[2] It is the planned eastern terminus of the Xinyi Line when it initially opens for service. The Xinyi Eastern Extension, when completed, will extend eastward from this station.

History[edit]

  • July 2005: Construction on the station began.

Construction[edit]

The station will be 220 m (720 ft) long and 22 m (72 ft) wide. Excavation depth will be at 22 m (72 ft). It will have three entrances, two elevators for the disabled, and two vent shafts.[2]

Due to space limitations caused by the Xinyi Expressway, a vehicle overpass, and Taiwan Power Company culverts, the station was constructed using the pipe jacking method instead of the usual cut-and-cover method.[3]

Public Art[edit]

The design theme for the station is "Song of tree frogs - presentation of geographical features dialoguing with nature". Due to the station's proximity to Elephant Mountain Civil Forest Park, it is close to the protected habitat of Taipei tree frogs. Artwork will present natural features and various poses of tree frogs.

Station layout[edit]

1F Street Level Entrance/Exit
B1 Concourse Lobby, information desk, automatic ticketing dispensing machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms (Inside fare zone, outside fare zone near Exit 1)
B2 Platform 1      Xinyi Line toward Tamsui (Taipei 101/World Trade Center)
Island platform, doors will open on the left/ right
Platform 2      Xinyi Line toward Tamsui (Taipei 101/World Trade Center)

Around the station[edit]

  • Elephant Mountain
  • Vieshow Cinemas
  • Xinyi District Administrative Center
  • Taipei World Trade Center Hall 2
  • Zhongqiang Park
  • Xinyi High Speed Tunnel
Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Tamsui
Red Line Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Second Stage of Taipei MRT (Approved MRT Lines)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems, TCG. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  2. ^ a b "捷運系統信義線簡介" (PDF). Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government. 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Pipe Jacking Method Used on Construction of Xinyi Line’s Elephant Mountain Station". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2011-07-22.