Daqiaotou Station

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Daqiaotou
大橋頭
Taipei Metro
Platform in Daqiaotou Station.JPG
Daqiaotou Station Platform 2
Other names Daqiao Elementary School; 大橋國小
Location B1, No. 223, Minquan W. Rd.
Datong, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type Underground
History
Opened November 3, 2010
Traffic
Passengers 10,254 daily (2011)[1]
(Ranked 77th of 89)
Daqiaotou Station
Traditional Chinese 大橋頭站
Simplified Chinese 大桥头站

The Taipei Metro Daqiaotou Station (Chinese: 大橋頭站; pinyin: Dàqiáotóu Zhàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Toā-kiô-thâu Chām) is a station on the Xinzhuang Line located in Datong District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is the last station before the Luzhou Line diverges from the Xinzhuang Line. It is a planned terminus for the Shezi Light Rail Line.[2]

Station overview[edit]

This four-level, underground station has an island platform. It is located beneath the intersection of Minquan West Rd., Chongqing South Rd., and the south side of Daqiao Elementary School Stadium.[3] It opened for service on November 3, 2010 with the opening of the Luzhou Branch Line and the Taipei City section of the Xinzhuang Line.[4][5]

History[edit]

Originally, plans for the Xinzhuang Line did not include a station in the Daqiaotou (大橋頭) area. However, as part of the city government's urban renewal policy, the area around the station was zoned for redevelopment and revitalization.[6] Thus, in October 2007, it was announced that a new station would be added - Daqiao Elementary School Station.[7] Shortly before the opening of the line, the station name was changed to Daqiaotou Station to reflect the station's historical significance.[8][9]

Design[edit]

The station has a light roof, glass curtain walls, and an arc ceiling.[6] Interior station design is themed "Tales of an Important Bridge" (referring to Taipei Bridge) and features the Tamsui River, Dihua Street marketplace, and historic Daqiao Elementary School.[6]

Construction[edit]

Excavation depth for this station is 32 meters deep. It is 158 meters in length and 19.85 meters wide.[6] It has three entrances, one accessibility elevator, and two vent shafts.[4] The entrances connect with existing pedestrian underpasses and two joint development buildings.

During construction, an 85-year-old red arched gate was temporarily removed. A swimming pool and students' play facilities were also demolished for station construction.[10] The historic gate has since been moved back to its original position, and new swimming and play facilities have been constructed.[10]

Station layout[edit]

Daqiaotou Station Entrance 1
Street Level Entrance/Exit Entrance/Exit
B1 Connecting Level Connecting Level
B2 Concourse Lobby, information desk, automatic ticket dispensing machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms (Inside fare zone, outside fare zone near Exit 1)
B4 Platform 1   Line 4 toward Luzhou (Sanchong Elementary School)
  Line 4 toward Huilong (Taipei Bridge)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2   Line 4 toward Nanshijiao (Minquan West Road)

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Minquan W. Rd., Lane 225 With accessibility elevator.
  • Exit 2: Northwest side of the intersection of Minquan W. Rd. and Chongqing N. Rd.
  • Exit 3: Chongqing N. Rd. Sec. 3, beside the Daqiao Elementary School

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Huilong
Line 4
toward Nanshijiao
toward Luzhou

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations" (PDF). Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Third Stage of Taipei MRT (Planned MRT Routes)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  3. ^ "捷運車站建築設計 後續路網 新莊線-縣轄段各車站透視圖說明". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  4. ^ a b "Introduction to Xinzhuang MRT Line" (PDF). Department of Rapid Transis Systems. 2008-03-01. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Second Stage of Taipei MRT (Approved MRT Lines)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems, TCG. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  6. ^ a b c d "( O8 ) Daqiao Elementary School". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  7. ^ "Joint Development Project to Promote Urban Renewal at Daqiao Elementary School Station". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2008-11-01. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  8. ^ "捷運新莊線「大橋國小站」更名為「大橋頭站」". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  9. ^ "Daqiao Elementary School Station Renamed Daqiaotou Station". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-08-18. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  10. ^ a b "New Swimming Pool Provides Prelude to Commercial Service of MRT Daqiao Elementary School Station". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-05-01. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 

Coordinates: 25°03′48″N 121°30′47″E / 25.063277°N 121.512984°E / 25.063277; 121.512984