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
Location Keelung Road
Xinyi, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by Uni-President Enterprises Corporation
Connections Bus terminal
Construction
Structure type At-grade
History
Opened 5 August 2010

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 will operate using a BOT scheme for 50 years under Uni-President Enterprises Corporation.[1] 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.[2]

It houses facilities for a shopping mall (Uni-President Hankyu Department Store) and hotel. The shopping mall will have nine levels (including two underground) and will have a total floor space of 8,000 ping (26,446 m2).[3] The mall is expected to open by October 2010.[4] The station opened for service on 5 August 2010, and is estimated to serve around 10,000 bus commuters per day.[5] The entire station complex is expected to serve 100,000 people per day.[3] Since opening, ridership has been above expectations, with around 24,000 people using the bus services daily.[6]

The bus station is aimed at reducing congestion at Taipei Bus Station near Taipei Station,[5] as well as serving the bustling Xinyi District.[7] In addition to short-distance bus services, many long-distance bus services to cities in northern and central Taiwan originate from the station.

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References[edit]

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