National Taiwan University Hospital Station

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National Taiwan University Hospital
R09 台大醫院
Taipei Metro
Platform in NTU Hospital Station.JPG
NTU Hospital Station Platform
Other names NTU Hospital Station
Location B1F., No. 52, Gongyuan Rd.
Zhongzheng, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type Underground
History
Opened December 24, 1998
Traffic
Passengers 43,655 daily (2016)[1]
(Ranked 31st of 109)
National Taiwan University Hospital Station
Traditional Chinese 台大醫院站
Simplified Chinese 台大医院站

The Taipei Metro National Taiwan University Hospital Station (signed NTU Hospital) is a station on the Tamsui Line (Red Line) located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Station overview[edit]

NTU Hospital Station Exit 1
NTU Hospital Station platform level

The station is a two-level, underground station with an island platform. It has four exits, two of which are equipped with elevators.[2] It is named for the nearby National Taiwan University Hospital.

Public art[edit]

Several pieces of public art are located on the platform, titled "The Suite of Hands" consisting of "Lotus Holding Hand", "Lotus in Heartful Hands", and "Small Park".[3] These bronze and/or granite sculptures depict how hands, through gestures, can express human affection.

History[edit]

  • December 24, 1998: Opened for service when the segment between Taipei Main Station began running.
  • October 10, 2004: A man placed a bomb in the station. No injuries were reported.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Street Level Entrance/Exit Entrance/Exit
B1 Concourse Lobby, information desk, automatic ticket-dispensing machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms (South side outside paid area, near Exit 1)
B2 Platform 1 Taipei Metro Line R.svg Tamsui–Xinyi Line toward Tamsui / Beitou (R10 Taipei Main Station)
Island platform, doors open on the left
Platform 2 Taipei Metro Line R.svg Tamsui–Xinyi Line toward Xiangshan / Daan (R08 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall)

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Gongyuan Rd. (228 Peace Memorial Park)
  • Exit 2: Changde St. (National Taiwan University Hospital) Accessibility Elevator.
  • Exit 3: Gongyuan Rd. Accessibility Elevator.
  • Exit 4: Intersection of Gongyuan Rd. and Xiangyang Rd.

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Tamsui
Taipei Metro Line R.svg Tamsui–Xinyi Line
TamsuiXiangshan services
toward Xiangshan
toward Beitou
Taipei Metro Line R.svg Tamsui–Xinyi Line
BeitouDaan services
toward Daan

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: NTU Hospital". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. 2010-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Public Art on the Tamsui Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Taipei District Prosecutor’s Office bombing suspect nabbed". The China Post. 2006-09-08. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 

Coordinates: 25°02′32″N 121°30′59″E / 25.042142°N 121.516366°E / 25.042142; 121.516366