Taipei City Hall Bus Station

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Taipei City Hall Bus Station

市府轉運站
Taipei city hall bus station north side.jpg
Taipei City Hall Bus Station
LocationKeelung Road
Xinyi, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated byUni-President Enterprises Corporation
ConnectionsBus terminal
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
History
Opened5 August 2010
Taipei City Hall Bus Station
市府轉運站
General information
StatusComplete
TypeBus station, Department store, Hotel
LocationXinyi Special District, Xinyi, Taipei, Taiwan
Construction startedMay 26, 2006[1]
CompletedOct 27, 2009[1]
Height272 metres (892 ft)
Technical details
Floor count30[1]
Floor area144,037.15 m2 (1,550,403.0 sq ft)[1]
Lifts/elevatorsunknown

The Taipei City Hall Bus Station (Chinese: 市府轉運站) is a multi-use transportation complex located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. It serves as a transportation hub for bus and metro, with the metro's Taipei City Hall Station incorporated into the basement.

Overview[edit]

The station covers an area of 2,500 ping (7934 m2) and operates using a BOT scheme for 50 years under Uni-President Enterprises Corporation.[2] It is situated on the southeastern side of the intersection of Keelung Road and Zhongxiao East Road. The 150-meter tall station building has 31 stories above ground and 5 stories below. Plans for the station date back to 1998 under then-mayor Ma Ying-jeou.[3]

It houses facilities for a shopping mall (Uni-President Hankyu Department Store) and hotel. The shopping mall has nine levels (including two underground) and has a total floor space of 8,000 ping (26,446 m2).[4] The mall was expected to open by October 2010.[5] The station opened for service on 5 August 2010, and was estimated to serve around 10,000 bus commuters per day.[6] The entire station complex was expected to serve 100,000 people per day.[4] Since opening, ridership has been above expectations, with around 24,000 people using the bus services daily.[7]

The bus station is aimed at reducing congestion at Taipei Bus Station near Taipei Station,[6] as well as serving the bustling Xinyi District.[8] In addition to short-distance bus services, many long-distance bus services to cities in northern and central Taiwan originate from the station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 台北市99使字第0010號
  2. ^ "Traffic jams as bus depot opens". Taipei Times. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  3. ^ "City Hall Bus Station opening delayed again". Taipei Times. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Taipei City Hall Bus Station to open in Aug". The China Post. 25 July 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Two new department stores to open in Taipei this week". The China Post. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010.
  6. ^ a b "New Taipei City Hall Bus Station opens to commuters". Asia One News. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Taipei bus service predicts Feb. 1 New Year traffic peak". Focus Taiwan News Channel. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  8. ^ "轉運站簡介". Taipei City Hall Bus Station. Retrieved 7 August 2010.

Coordinates: 25°02′26″N 121°33′53″E / 25.0405°N 121.5648°E / 25.0405; 121.5648