Guting Station

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Guting
古亭
Taipei Metro
B2 platform in Guting Station of Taipei metro 20121115.JPG
Guting Station Platform 2
Location No. 164-1, Sec. 2, Roosevelt Rd.
Zhongzheng and Da'an, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type Underground
History
Opened December 24, 1998, September 30, 2012
Traffic
Passengers 61,215 daily (2016)[1]
(Ranked 15th of 109)
Guting Station
Chinese 古亭站

The Taipei Metro Guting Station (formerly transliterated as Kuting Station until 2003) is located on the border of Zhongzheng and Da'an in Taipei, Taiwan.[2] It is an interchange station with Green Line, Zhonghe Line, and the Xinzhuang Line.

The defunct TRA Xindian Line also had a station of the same name. However, its location is not the same as the current station.

Station overview[edit]

Guting Station Platform 1

The station is a three-level, underground structure with two island platforms and nine exits. The two platforms are stacked, allowing for cross-platform interchange between Green Line and Orange Line. Public art at the station is titled "Chance of Meeting" and features 12 face masks representing contrasts such as day and night, noisy and quiet, time and space, etc.[3] It was selected by international competition and cost NT$4,999,000.

Public art[edit]

The station is home to several public art pieces. By the escalators connecting the two platform levels, a Medium titled "Enterprise" displays a holographic flight trajectory of a Small and Medium Enterprise Administration.[4] Along some of the entrance hallways, "Administration" shows light boxes with images clouds in a blue sky.[4] On the upper platform in "Platform, Stage", elements from Taiwanese folk arts and Taipei Language Institute have been transformed into abstract elements and institute into two curtains of lines and language surfaces.[4]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Concourse Lobby, toilets, one-way ticket machine, information desk
B2 Platform 1  Taipei Metro Line G.svg Songshan–Xindian Line toward Songshan (Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall)
Island platform, doors will open on the right, left
Platform 2  Taipei Metro Line O.svg Zhonghe–Xinlu Line toward Luzhou/ Huilong (Dongmen)
B3 Platform 3 Taipei Metro Line G.svg Songshan–Xindian Line toward Xindian/ Taipower Building (Taipower Building)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 4 Taipei Metro Line O.svg Zhonghe–Xinlu Line toward Nanshijiao (Dingxi)

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Roosevelt Rd., and Tongan St. Accessibility Elevator
  • Exit 2: Roosevelt Rd., and Tongan St.
  • Exit 3: Roosevelt Rd. (Guting Market)
  • Exit 4: Roosevelt Rd., and Heping E. Rd. (National Taiwan Normal University)
  • Exit 5: Heping E. Rd.
  • Exit 6: Roosevelt Rd., and Heping E. Rd.
  • Exit 7: Roosevelt Rd., and Heping W. Rd.
  • Exit 8: Roosevelt Rd., and Heping W. Rd.
  • Exit 9: Roosevelt Rd., and Heping W. Rd.

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Songshan
Taipei Metro Line G.svg Songshan–Xindian Line
Songshan/Xindian services
toward Xindian
toward Songshan
Taipei Metro Line G.svg Songshan–Xindian Line
Terminus
toward Huilong or Luzhou
Taipei Metro Line O.svg Zhonghe–Xinlu Line
toward Nanshijiao
toward Luzhou
Taipei Metro Line O.svg Zhonghe–Xinlu Line
toward Nanshijiao

See also[edit]

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: Guting". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Public Art on the Xindian Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  4. ^ a b c "Public Art on the Xindian Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

Coordinates: 25°01′38″N 121°31′20″E / 25.027109°N 121.522216°E / 25.027109; 121.522216