Minquan West Road MRT station

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Minquan W. Rd.
R13 / O11 民權西路
Taipei Metro
Inner and Concourse of Minquan West Road Station.jpg
Station lobby
Location No. 72, Minquan West Road
Zhongshan and Datong, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type Underground
History
Opened 28 March 1997
Traffic
Passengers 45,622 daily (2016)[1]
(Ranked 29th of 109)
Minquan West Road MRT station
Traditional Chinese 民權西路站
Simplified Chinese 民权西路站

The Taipei Metro Minquan West Road station (formerly Minchuan West Road Station until 2003) is located in between the Zhongshan and Datong districts of Taipei, Taiwan. It is a transfer station for the Tamsui Line and the Xinzhuang Line.

Station overview[edit]

Tamsui Line platform
Station front

The station is a three-level, underground structure with two island platforms and ten exits.[2] The washrooms are inside the entrance areas.

The station is situated on Minquan West Road, near Chengde Road. The Red Line station is underneath the metro park, while the Orange Line station is located underneath Minquan West Road.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 28 March 1997 for the Tamsui-Xinyi Line. On 1 June 2003; the Xinzhuang Line construction began on the still-operational station.[3][4] This station was opened on 3 November 2010 for the Xinzhuang Line.

Construction[edit]

With the opening of the Xinzhuang Line, the station became a three-level underground station with two cross island platforms.[3][5] Excavation depth is at around 22 meters. The Xinzhuang Line station is 235 meters long and 26 meters wide, with six additional entrances, two vent shafts, and an accessibility elevator.

Station layout[edit]

L1 Tamsui LineConcourse Entrance/Exit, lobby, information desk, automatic ticketing machines, one-way faregates
7-Eleven (Outside fare zone), Restrooms (North side, inside fare zone)
B1
Underpass
(Outside fare zone, near exit 1. Access to Fushun St. and Minquan W. Road)
Platform 1 Taipei Metro Line R.svg Tamsui–Xinyi Line toward Tamsui / Beitou (R14 Yuanshan)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2 Taipei Metro Line R.svg Tamsui–Xinyi Line toward Xiangshan / Daan (R12 Shuanglian)
B2 Xinzhuang LineConcourse Escalator to Tamsui Line Concourse Level, Exits 5-10
Information desk, automatic ticket machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms (West side, outside fare zone; East side, inside fare zone)
B3 Platform 3 Taipei Metro Line O.svg Zhonghe–Xinlu Line toward Luzhou / Huilong (O12 Daqiaotou)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 4 Taipei Metro Line O.svg Zhonghe–Xinlu Line toward Nanshijiao (O10 Zhongshan Elementary School)

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Minquan W. Rd. (South side of Minquan W. Rd.) Accessibility elevator
  • Exit 2: Jinxi St. (Beside the Chengyuan High School) Accessibility elevator
  • Exit 3: South Plaza (On the linear park) Accessibility elevator
  • Exit 4: Tianxiang Rd. (Lane 70, Minquan W. Rd.) Accessibility elevator
  • Exit 5: Chengde Rd. Sec. 3 (Fushun Rd., near Chengde Rd.)
  • Exit 6: Chengyuan High School (Southeast side of the intersection of Minquan W. Rd. and Chengde Rd.)
  • Exit 7: Zhongshan N. Rd. Sec. 2 (Southwest side of the intersection of Minquan W. Rd. and Tianxiang Rd.)
  • Exit 8: Zhongshan N. Rd. Sec. 2 (Southwest side of the intersection of Minquan W. Rd. and Tianxiang Rd.)
  • Exit 9: Zhongshan N. Rd. Sec. 3 (Northwest side of the intersection of Minquan W. Rd. and Tianxiang Rd.)
  • Exit 10: Zhongshan N. Rd. Sec. 3 (Northwest side of the intersection of Minquan W. Rd. and Tianxiang Rd.) Accessibility elevator

Around the station[edit]


Preceding station Taipei Metro Logo(Logo Only).svg Taipei Metro Following station
Yuanshan
towards Tamsui or Beitou
Taipei Metro Line R.svg Tamsui–Xinyi line Shuanglian
towards Xiangshan or Daan
Daqiaotou
towards Huilong or Luzhou
Taipei Metro Line O.svg Zhonghe–Xinlu line Zhongshan Elementary School
towards Nanshijiao

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: Minquan West Road". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  3. ^ a b "工程線上 Status Report: 新莊線民權西路站". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2006-04-01. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Introduction to Minquan W. Rd. Station on the Xinzhuang Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2006-04-01. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  5. ^ "Introduction to Xinzhuang MRT Line" (PDF). Department of Rapid Transis Systems. 2008-03-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  6. ^ "文昌宮". Retrieved 2010-08-22. 

Coordinates: 25°03′44″N 121°31′11″E / 25.062179°N 121.519687°E / 25.062179; 121.519687