Shuanglian Station

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Shuanglian
雙連
Taipei Metro
Platform in Shuanglian Station.JPG
Shuanglian Station Platform
Location No. 47, Minsheng W. Rd.
Zhongshan and Datong, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type Underground
History
Opened March 28, 1997
Traffic
Passengers 42,652 daily (2016)[1]
(Ranked 34th of 109)
Shuanglian Station
Traditional Chinese 雙連站
Simplified Chinese 双连站

The Taipei Metro Shuanglian Station is located between the Zhongshan and Datong districts in Taipei, Taiwan. It is a station of the Tamsui Line (Red Line).

Station overview[edit]

Shuanglian Station faregates.
Exit 2 of Shuanglian Station.

The station is located underneath the metro park, near Minsheng West Road and Zhongshan North Road. The station is a two-level, underground structure with one island platform and two exits.[2] The washrooms are inside the entrance area.

Public art in the station consists of a mural titled "Dawning Sail".[3] Composed of porcelain enamel, the mural reflects Shuanglian's rich historical past from its role as a once-prosperous trading post on the Tamsui River to new developments in the area.

The station is a planned transfer station with the Minsheng-Xizhi Line.[4]

History[edit]

TRA Station[edit]

  • August 17, 1916: Opened for service on the Tamsui Railroad Line as "Shuanglian Parking Station".
  • 1943: The station re-opened after renovation.
  • In the past, there was a goods loading center near the station. Thus, it became a major transfer center on the Tamsui Line.
  • July 15, 1988: Closed along with the TRA Tamsui Line.

Taipei Metro Station[edit]

  • July 1993: DORTS decided to use the station as one of the trial stations for public art installations.[3]
  • March 28, 1997: Opened for service with the opening of the segment from Tamsui to Zhongshan.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level Entrance/Exit Entrance/Exit, Metro Park
B1 Concourse Lobby, information desk, automatic ticket dispensing machines, one-way faregates
Zhongshan Metro Mall (south side of the station), Restrooms (in the underground mall)
B2 Platform 1   Line 2 toward Tamsui/ Beitou (Minquan West Road)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2   Line 2 toward Xiangshan/ Daan (Zhongshan)

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Minsheng W. Rd.
  • Exit 2: Minsheng W. Rd. Accessibility Elevator

Other metro services[edit]

The station is an entrance to the Zhongshan Underground Metro Mall, connecting (between this station and Zhongshan Station).

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Tamsui
Line 2
toward Xiangshan

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:Shuanglian". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. 
  3. ^ a b "Public Art on the Tamsui Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Third Stage of Taipei MRT (Planned MRT Routes)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  5. ^ "Metro Taipei Headquarters". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation Headquarters. May 2002. 

Coordinates: 25°03′27″N 121°31′15″E / 25.0575715°N 121.5207276°E / 25.0575715; 121.5207276