Formosa Boulevard metro station

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Formosa Boulevard

Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit
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Formosa Boulevard station exit 3
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese美麗島站
Simplified Chinese美丽岛站
General information
LocationSinsing, Kaohsiung
Operated by
Platforms2 side platforms (upper level)
1 island platform (lower level)
ConnectionsBus stop
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
11,551 daily (Jan. 2011)[1]
Preceding station Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit Logo(Logo Only).svg Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Following station
Kaohsiung Main Station Red line Central Park
towards Siaogang
City Council
towards Sizihwan
Orange line Sinyi Elementary School
towards Daliao

Formosa Boulevard (Chinese: 美麗島站; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Bí-lē-tó-chām) is a station of Kaohsiung MRT located in Sinsing District, Kaohsiung. It is the sole interchange station between metro lines in Kaohsiung.[2]

Formosa Boulevard station is named after the Formosa Boulevard project, a remodelling of Kaohsiung's Jhongshan Road in preparation for the 2009 World Games.[3][deprecated source] Formosa Boulevard is in turn named after the Formosa Incident. Transferring from the Red line to the Orange line (or vice versa) takes roughly 4 minutes.

Station Design[edit]

The Dome of Light at Formosa Boulevard station

The station is a three-level, underground station with an island platform and two side platforms.[4] It is located at the junction of Jhongjheng and Jhongshan Road and has 11 exits. The Orange Line station is 334 metres long, while the Red Line station is 209 metres long.

The station is known for its "Dome of Light", the largest glass work in the world.[5] It was designed by Italian artist Narcissus Quagliata.[6] It is 30 metres in diameter and covers an area of 2,180 square metres. It is made up of 4,500 glass panels.[7] The dome will be offered as venues for weddings.[8]

Another spectacular, yet almost unknown, feature of the station are the four glass pedestrian entrances that lead from street level down into the station, designed by renowned Japanese architecture firm, Shin Takamatsu Architect & Associates.

Around the Station[edit]

  • Liuhe Night Market
  • Kaohsiung General Post Office
  • Sinsing Market
  • Nanhua Shopping Street
  • Kaohsiung Police Department, Sinsing Branch
  • Jhongshan and Jhongjheng Road Wedding Street


  1. ^ "統計資訊 > 統計月報". Transportation Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government. Retrieved 2011-02-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "About the Stations". Kaohsiung rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-07-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "高市美麗島大道工程 明年八月展新貌". Epoch Times. Retrieved 2010-11-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "美麗島站". 高雄捷運公司. Retrieved 2010-07-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Kaohsiung throngs new MRT line". The China Post. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2010-07-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Bonus Taiwan". Bangkok Post. 2010-03-06. Retrieved 2010-07-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Dome of Light focus of rights talks". Taipei Times. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2010-07-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Money-losing Kaohsiung MRT system pushing to increase revenues". Taiwan News. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2010-07-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°37′53.2″N 120°18′7.1″E / 22.631444°N 120.301972°E / 22.631444; 120.301972