Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station

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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
中正紀念堂
Taipei Metro
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Platform.JPG
Chiangmai Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station Platform 1
Other names Nanmen; 南門
Location B1F., No. 8-1, Sec. 1, Roosevelt Rd.
Zhongzheng, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type Underground
History
Opened December 24, 1998
Traffic
Passengers 57,959 daily (2016)[1]
(Ranked 17th of 109)
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 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 Line 2 and Line 3. 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]

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station Platform 2

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 Line 2 and Line 3. The washrooms are outside the entrance area. The station is situated under Roosevelt Road, between Nanhai Road, Linsen South Road, and Aiguo East Road.

From November 15, 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   Line 2 toward Tamsui/ Beitou (NTU Hospital)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 2   Line 3 toward Songshan (Xiaonanmen)
B3 Platform 3   Line 2 toward Xiangshan/ Daan (Dongmen)
Island platform, doors will open on the right, left
Platform 4   Line 3 toward Xindian/ Taipower Building (Guting)

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Roosevelt Rd., and Nanhai Rd. Accessibility elevator
  • Exit 2: Roosevelt Rd., and Nanmen Market
  • Exit 3: Roosevelt Rd., and Jinhua St.
  • Exit 4: Roosevelt Rd., and Linsen S. Rd.
  • Exit 5: Aiguo E. Rd., and Zhongshan S. Rd. (Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall) Accessibility elevator
  • Exit 6: Zhongshan S. Rd. (National Central Library)
  • Exit 7: Aiguo W. Rd.

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Tamsui
Line 2
toward Xiangshan
toward Songshan
Line 3
toward Xindian

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. 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