Yuanshan Station

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Yuanshan Station
圓山站
Hall of Yuanshan Station.jpg
Entrance hall of Yuanshan Station
Location
Municipality Taipei
District(s) Zhongshan, Datong
Address No. 9-1, Jiuquan Rd.
Info
Type Elevated
History
Opened March 28, 1997
Rail services
Line(s)      Tamsui Line (R17)
Daily Ridership 55,953 (2011)[1]
(Ranked 12th of 89)
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
Yuanshan Station
Simplified Chinese 圆山站
Traditional Chinese 圓山站

The Taipei Metro Yuanshan Station is located between the Zhongshan and Datong districts in Taipei, Taiwan. It is a station on the Tamsui Line (Red Line). There was a station of the same name on the now-defunct TRA Tamsui Line.

Station overview[edit]

Exterior of Yuanshan Station.
Yuanshan Station platform level.

The station is an elevated structure with one island platform and two exits.[2] The station is situated on the West of Yumen Street, between Kulun Street and Jiuquan Street. The washrooms are inside the entrance area.

In consideration of the large crowds to the nearby Zhongshan Soccer Stadium, the upcoming 2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition estimated to attract 6 million visitors, and passenger safety especially along the tracks, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation announced that automatic platform gates would be installed at this station, Taipei City Hall, and Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.[3][4] It would be the first elevated, high-capacity station in the system with automatic platform gates.

History[edit]

TRA Station[edit]

  • October 25, 1901: Opened for service along with the Tamsui Railway Line as "Yuanshan Parking Station".
  • South of the former station was a branch line to the Tatung Steel Factory. Now, it is the site of Tatung Company.
  • 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 or Beitou (Jiantan)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Tamsui Line toward Xindian or Xiangshan (Minquan West Road)
Street Level Concourse Entrance/Exit, lobby, information counter, automatic ticket dispensing machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Intersection of Jiuquan St. and Yumen St. Accessibility Elevator
  • Exit 2: Adjacent to Kulun St.

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: Yuanshan". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. 
  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. ^ "The Grand Hotel". The Grand Hotel(Taiwan). 2002-01-01. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  6. ^ "Tatong University". Tatong University (Taiwan). 2008-06-16. Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  7. ^ "Minglun Senior High School". Taipei Municipal Minlun Senior High School(Taiwan). 2005-04-21. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 

Coordinates: 25°04′17″N 121°31′13″E / 25.071460°N 121.520172°E / 25.071460; 121.520172