Taipei Zoo Station

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Taipei Zoo
動物園
Taipei Metro
Maokong Gondola
Taipei Zoo Station 20091017a.jpg
Taipei Zoo Station
Location No. 32, Sec. 2, Xinguang Rd.
Wenshan, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type Elevated
History
Opened March 28, 1996
Traffic
Passengers 16,014 daily (2016)[1]
(Ranked 83rd of 109)
Taipei Zoo Station
Traditional Chinese 動物園站
Simplified Chinese 动物园站

The Taipei Metro Taipei Zoo Station is a terminus on Line 1, Maokong Gondola Line, and the planned Line 6 of the Taipei Metro. It is located in the Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan.[2]

Station overview[edit]

Taipei Zoo Station platform
Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo station

This three-level, elevated station features two side platforms and a single exit. It is located on Xinguang Rd., Sec. 2. In order to deal with patronage to the zoo, an underground parking lot was constructed.

It is a planned transfer station and terminus with Line 6.

History[edit]

Taipei Metro[edit]

  • March 28, 1996: Line 1 begins operation. The station commences service.
  • November 2001: To deal with increasing patronage, construction begins on a second exit.
  • November 2002: The second exit opens.
  • March 20, 2010: The underground parking lot opens.[3]
  • March 2010: A bus transfer station opens.

Maokong Gondola[edit]

  • July 4, 2007: The Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station opens.
  • October 1, 2008: Due to structural problems resulting from typhoons, the station is closed along with the gondola system.
  • March 23–27, 2010: The Maokong Gondola reopens to free test rides.
  • March 30, 2010: The Maokong Gondola officially re-opens.

Station layout[edit]

4F Connecting Level Platforms-connecting Overpass
3F
Concourse
Lobby, information desk, automatic ticket dispensing machines, one-way faregates
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1   Line 1 toward Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (Muzha)
Platform 2   Line 1 termination platform →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
2F Mezzanine Transitlink floor for stairs and escalators, Restrooms
1F Street Level Exit/Entrance

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: No.32, Xinguang Rd. Sec. 2, near the entrance of Taipei Zoo With accessibility elevator
  • Exit 2: No.32, Xinguang Rd. Sec. 2, near the entrance of Zoo Mall With accessibility elevator

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
Line 1 Terminus
Terminus Maokong Gondola
toward Maokong
  Future service  
toward Jiannan Road
Line 6 Terminus

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: Taipei Zoo". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  3. ^ "動物園站地下停車場 99年3月20日起正式啟用". 臺北大眾捷運股份有限公司網站. 2010-03-21. 

Coordinates: 24°59′54″N 121°34′46″E / 24.998447°N 121.579519°E / 24.998447; 121.579519