Touqianzhuang Station

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Touqianzhuang
頭前庄
Taipei Metro
Touqignzhuang Station Platform 2.jpg
Touqianzhuang Station Platform 2
Other names Taipei Hospital; 臺北醫院
Location B1, No. 18, Siyuan Rd.
Xinzhuang, New Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type Underground
History
Opened January 5, 2012
Traffic
Passengers 9,200 daily (2016)[1]
(Ranked 98th of 109)

The Taipei Metro Touqianzhuang Station is a station on the Xinzhuang Line and a planned transfer station with the future Circular Line located in Xinzhuang District, New Taipei, Taiwan.[2] The station opened for service on January 5, 2012.[3]

Station overview[edit]

Exit 1
Ticketing area

This three-level, underground station has an island platform.[4] It is located beneath the intersection of Zhongzheng Rd. and Siyuan Rd. It was scheduled to open in March 2012 along with most of the Xinzhuang Line,[5] but opened earlier for service on January 5, 2012.[3]

It is a planned transfer station with the Circular Line, which will have an elevated platform. It is scheduled to open in 2015.[6]

Construction[edit]

Excavation depth for this station is 24.53 to 25.13 m (80.5 to 82.4 ft). It is 170.85 m (560.5 ft) in length and 17.85 m (58.6 ft) wide. The platform is 141 m (463 ft) meters long.[7] It has six entrances, one accessibility elevator, and two vent shafts.[4] Two of the entrances are connected with an existing pedestrian underpass.

The station is constructed under the existing Siyuan Road pedestrian passage. In addition, the location of the station includes many utility pipelines that could not be relocated. Thus, due to the limited construction area, the station was not constructed using the cut-and-cover method employed in other stations. Instead, construction used the pipe jacking method from sidewalks, outer lanes of roads, and the spaces between Dahan Bridge piers.[8]

Design[edit]

The theme for the station is "Thousands of sails: North Taiwan's Xinzhuang port".[9] Entrances are constructed from glass, steel frames, aluminum plates, and metal.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level Entrance/Exit Entrance/Exit
B1 Concourse Lobby, information desk, automatic ticket dispensing machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms (Outside fare zone near Exit 1)
B3 Platform 1 Taipei Metro Line O.svg Zhonghe–Xinlu Line toward Huilong (Xinzhuang)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2 Taipei Metro Line O.svg Zhonghe–Xinlu Line toward Nanshijiao (Xianse Temple)

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: No. 18, Siyuan Rd., near Zhongzheng Rd. With accessibility elevator.
  • Exit 2: Zhongzheng Rd., near Dahan Bridge
  • Exit 3: Zhongzheng Rd.
  • Exit 4: Zhongzheng Rd., near Huacheng Rd.

Around the station[edit]

  • Taipei Hospital
  • IKEA, Xinzhuang Branch
  • Hetai Auto Co., Xinzhuang Research Center
  • Dahan Bridge
Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Huilong
Taipei Metro Line O.svg Zhonghe–Xinlu Line
toward Nanshijiao
  Future service  
toward Jiannan Road
Line 6
toward Taipei Zoo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations" (PDF). Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Touqianzhuang". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  3. ^ a b "MRT Xinzhuang line begins commercial service". Focus Taiwan News Channel. 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Introduction to Xinzhuang MRT Line" (PDF). Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2008-03-01. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  5. ^ 黃村杉 (2010-03-18). "北縣/捷運新莊線搶先通 市民「樂」官員「愁」". NOWnews. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  6. ^ "環狀線第一階段簡介" (PDF). Department of Rapid Transit System. 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  7. ^ "捷運車站建築設計 後續路網 新莊線-縣轄段各車站透視圖說明". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  8. ^ "Pipe Jacking Method Applied to Underground Pedestrian Passage". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-07-22. 
  9. ^ "( O3 ) Touqianzhuang". Comprehensive Planning Division, Civil Engineering and Architectural Design Division. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 

Coordinates: 25°02′21″N 121°27′38″E / 25.0392°N 121.4606°E / 25.0392; 121.4606