Xingtian Temple Station

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Xingtian Temple Station
行天宮站
Platform 1 in Xingtian Temple Station.JPG
Xingtian Temple Station Platform 2
Location
Municipality Taipei
District(s) Zhongshan
Address B1, No. 316, Songjiang Rd.
Info
Type Underground
History
Opened November 3, 2010
Rail services
Line(s)      Xinzhuang Line (O11)
Daily Ridership 23,528 (2011)[1]
(Ranked 49th of 89)
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
Xingtian Temple Station
Traditional Chinese 行天宮站

The Taipei Metro Xingtian Temple Station (Chinese: 行天宮站; pinyin: Xíngtiāngōng Zhàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hêng-thian-kiong Chām) is a station on the Xinzhuang Line located in Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. The station opened on November 3, 2010.

Station overview[edit]

This three-level, underground station has an island platform.[2][3] It is be located beneath the intersection of Minsheng East Rd. and Jinzhou Street, and opened on November 3, 2010 with the opening of the Luzhou Branch Line and the Taipei City section of the Xinzhuang Line.[4][5] The station serves over 15,000 passengers per day and is the busiest station on the Xinzhuang Line.[6]

Construction[edit]

Excavation depth for this station is around 25 meters. It is 157 meters in length and 25 meters wide. It has four entrances, one accessibility elevator, and two vent shafts.[4] Three of the entrances are integrated with joint development buildings, while the other is connected with an existing sidewalk. Following Dapinglin, Xingtian Temple is only the second station to have three joint development sites.[7] The station is equipped with platform screen doors.

Public Art[edit]

Taking into account the nearby Xingtian Temple, the station has the "Eight Generals" (八家將; bajiajiang) masks and tiles as public art displays. Due to the anticipated passenger traffic through the station, the art displays were constructed out of ceramics for easier maintenance and protection from accidents.[8]

Station layout[edit]

Public art display in the station concourse.
Street Level Entrance/Exit Entrance/Exit
B1 Concourse Lobby, information desk, ticket machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms (Inside fare zone, outside fare zone near Exit 1)
B3 Platform 1      Xinzhuang Line toward Luzhou/ Huilong (Zhongshan Elementary School)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Xinzhuang Line toward Nanshijiao (Songjiang Nanjing)

Exits[edit]

The station has four exits.

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
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. ^ "Xingtian Temple Station". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  3. ^ "新莊線行天宮站". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2005-07-01. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  4. ^ a b "Introduction to Xinzhuang MRT Line". Department of Rapid Transis Systems. 2008-03-01. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  5. ^ "Second Stage of Taipei MRT (Approved MRT Lines)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems, TCG. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  6. ^ "北捷蘆洲線運量 突破百萬人次". UDN. 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  7. ^ "新莊線行天宮站聯合開發". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2005-07-01. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  8. ^ 郭書宏 (2010-07-08). "八家將 跳進捷運行天宮站". 人間福報. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 

Coordinates: 25°03′33″N 121°31′59″E / 25.059191°N 121.53317°E / 25.059191; 121.53317