Banqiao Station

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Banqiao Station
Banciao Station 01.jpg
Banqiao Station
Municipality New Taipei
District(s) Banqiao
Address MRT: B1F, No. 5, Zhanqian Rd.[1]
Type Underground
Opened TRA: August 25, 1901
July 21, 1999 (present building)
Metro: May 31, 2006
THSR: November 16, 2006
Rail services
Line(s)      Banqiao Line (BL2)
     Western Line (102)
     Taiwan High Speed Rail (BAC/03)
     Circular Line (Y15)
Daily Ridership MRT: 59,342 (2011)[2]
(Ranked 10th of 89)
TRA: 35,010 (2010)[3]
HSR: 17,020 (2013)[4]
Operator(s) Taiwan Railway Administration
Taipei Rapid Transit System
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
Banqiao Station
Traditional Chinese 板橋車站
Simplified Chinese 板桥车站

Banqiao Station (Chinese: 板橋車站; pinyin: Bǎnqiáo Chēzhàn)[5][6][7] is a railway station located in Banqiao District, New Taipei, Taiwan. The station serves high-speed rail, conventional rail, and metro trains. All tracks and platforms in the station are located underground.

The new station building opened on July 21, 1999 for TRA trains, May 31, 2006 for the Taipei Metro, and on January 5, 2007 for Taiwan High Speed Rail. The station currently handles over 106,000 passengers per day.[2][3][4] It is due to accommodate trains for the elevated Taipei Metro Circular Line by the end of 2015.

Station overview[edit]

Taipei Metro Platform 1
Banqiao Station entrance

The station consists of a 25-story building above ground and 5 underground stories; it is Taiwan's tallest station building. It includes platforms for the TRA, THSR, and Taipei Metro. The new station building was built as part of the Taipei Railway Underground Project to move railway lines in the city underground.

Public Art[edit]

Titled "Evolution Orbit", the Taipei Metro platform has artwork consisting of 12 colorful rings affixed to columns on the platform.[8] These rings complete a cycle every hour and also move whenever a train enters the station.[9]

Station layout[edit]

25F Observation Floor (Kingdom Construction Global Shopping Center) (Not operational)
22F-3F Offices Ministry of Transportation and Communications offices, Financial Supervisory Commission offices
2F Shopping Area Global Banqiao Store
Street Level Lobby Entrance/Exit, TRA Ticketing, Information Counter
THSR Ticketing/Faregates
TRA Ticket Gate
Travel Information Counter, Underground shopping mall and walkway
Restrooms, Infant room, Global Banqiao Store
New Taipei City Low-Carbon Library
Underground walkway (Connects with Metro)
Metro Lobby Underground walkway (Connects with TRA/THSR)
B2 Platform 1A TRA Western Line toward Taipei, Keelung/Yilan (Wanhua)
Island platform
Platform 1B TRA Western Line toward Taipei, Keelung/Yilan (Wanhua)
Platform 2A TRA Western Line toward Kaohsiung (Shulin)
Island platform
Platform 2B TRA Western Line toward Kaohsiung (Shulin)
Platform 1A THSR toward Zuoying (Taoyuan)
Island platform
Platform 1B THSR toward Zuoying (Taoyuan)
Metro Lobby Information desk, Restrooms (Outside fare zone), Automatic ticket dispensing machines
One-way faregates
B3 Platform 1      Banqiao Line toward Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (Xinpu)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Banqiao Line toward Yongning/ Far Eastern Hospital (Fuzhong)
Platform 2A THSR toward Taipei (Terminus)
Island platform
Platform 2B THSR toward Taipei (Terminus)

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
Western Line
toward Kaohsiung
Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Yongning
Blue Line
Preceding station   Taiwan High Speed Rail   Following station
Taiwan High Speed Rail
toward Zuoying

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Route Map: Banqiao". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations". Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic". Taiwan Railway Administration. 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  4. ^ a b "Table 2-9 Passenger Traffic of High-Speed Rail Stations". Ministry of Transportation and Communications. January 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-1.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ 臺灣鐵路站名英譯對照表 (Table of English translations of station names on the Taiwanese railways) (in Chinese), Taiwan Railway Administration 
  6. ^ Banqiao, TRTS 
  7. ^ Banqiao Station, THSR 
  8. ^ "Public Art on the Banqiao Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  9. ^ "公共藝術之旅系列報導6 南港線(二)、板橋線". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 

Coordinates: 25°0′51.41″N 121°27′49.23″E / 25.0142806°N 121.4636750°E / 25.0142806; 121.4636750