Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall MRT station

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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
R08 / G10 中正紀念堂
Taipei Metro
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Platform 1 in Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall station
Other names Nanmen; 南門
Location B1, 8-1 Sec 1 Roosevelt Rd
Zhongzheng, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type Underground
History
Opened 1998-12-24
Traffic
Passengers 57,959 daily (2016)[1]
(Ranked 17th of 109)
Services
Preceding station Taipei Metro Logo(Logo Only).svg Taipei Metro Following station
NTU Hospital
towards Tamsui or Beitou
Tamsui–Xinyi line Dongmen
towards Xiangshan or Daan
Xiaonanmen
towards Songshan
Songshan–Xindian line Guting
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall MRT station
Traditional Chinese 中正紀念堂站
Simplified Chinese 中正纪念堂站

The Taipei Metro Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall station is located in the Zhongzheng District of Taipei, Taiwan.[2] It is a transfer station for Red Line and Green Line. While the memorial for which the station is named was embroiled in a naming dispute,[3] the name of the station has remained unchanged.

Station overview[edit]

Exit 5
Art gallery in a hallway connecting exit 5 and the station lobby

The station is a three-level, underground structure with two island platforms and seven exits.[4] The two platforms are stacked on top of one another, allowing for cross-platform interchange between Red Line and Green Line. The washrooms are outside the entrance area. The station is situated under Roosevelt Road, between Nanhai Road, Linsen South Road, and Aiguo East Road. It also connects to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and some government agencies located around the area.

From 15 November 2014, the station became a transfer station with the Songshan-Xindian Line. It is also a planned terminus for the Wanda-Shulin Line.[5][6]

Public art[edit]

The station is home to several public art pieces. By the escalators connecting the two platform levels, a piece titled "Metamorphosis" displays a holographic flight trajectory of a paper plane.[7] Along some of the entrance hallways, "Musical Skies" shows light boxes with images clouds in a blue sky.[7] On the upper platform in "Platform, Stage", elements from Taiwanese folk arts and Chinese opera have been transformed into abstract elements and minimized into two curtains of lines and flat surfaces.[7]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Northern Concourse Lobby, one-way ticket machine, information desk
toilets
Southern Concourse Lobby, one-way ticket machine, information desk
toilets
B2 Platform 1 Taipei Metro Line R.svg Tamsui–Xinyi Line toward Tamsui / Beitou (R09 NTU Hospital)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 2 Taipei Metro Line G.svg Songshan–Xindian Line toward Songshan (G11 Xiaonanmen)
B3 Platform 3 Taipei Metro Line R.svg Tamsui–Xinyi Line toward Xiangshan / Daan (R07 Dongmen)
Island platform, doors will open on the right, left
Platform 4 Taipei Metro Line G.svg Songshan–Xindian Line toward Xindian / Taipower Building (G09 Guting)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations" (PDF). Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Route Map: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  3. ^ Caroline Gluck (2007-05-19). "Taiwan to rename Chiang landmark". BBC News. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  4. ^ "第二章 土木,建築,水環、軌道". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  5. ^ "Second Stage of Taipei MRT (Approved MRT Routes)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  6. ^ "President promotes plans to build Wanda MRT line". Taipei Times. 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  7. ^ a b c "Public Art on the Xindian Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

Coordinates: 25°02′03″N 121°31′01″E / 25.0343027°N 121.5169966°E / 25.0343027; 121.5169966