World Games Station

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World Games/
National Sports Complex

世運 / 國家體育園區
Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit
KRTC R17 in the nighttime.JPG
World Games Station
Location Nanzih, Kaohsiung
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms Two side platforms
Construction
Structure type Elevated
History
Opened March 9, 2008
Traffic
Passengers 2,464 daily (Jan. 2011)[1]
World Games Station
Traditional Chinese 世運車站
Simplified Chinese 世运车站

The Kaohsiung MRT World Games Station is a station on the Red Line in Nanzih District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The station is named the "World Games Station" due to its proximity to Kaohsiung National Stadium where World Games 2009 was held.[2]

Station overview[edit]

World Games Station exit.

The station is a four-level, elevated station with two side platforms and four exits.[3] It is 134 meters long and is located at the intersection of Zuonan Rd. and Jhonghai Rd.[4]

It was originally planned to be named "Banping Mountain Station",[5] but was changed in July 2005 to its current name.[2] Because it is the first elevated station after the line emerges from underground, the aim was to create an iconic station similar to the Taipei Metro's Jiantan Station.

Public art[edit]

Public art in the station was designed by Ron Wood and Christian Karl Janssen.[6] Titled "Floating Forest", the artwork covers an area of 1,000 m2 (11,000 sq ft) and is displayed on the glass canopy overlooking the tracks, at the concourse level, and along the stairways.[7] The artwork depicts many plants and insects, and tells the story of "Soul of the Land and the People in Southern Taiwan".[7]

Station layout[edit]

4F Connecting Level Skyway
3F
Concourse Information desk, one-way faregates, automatic ticket dispensing machines
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 KMRT Orange Line toward Siaogang (Zuoying)
Platform 2 KMRT Red Line toward Gangshan South (Oil Refinery Elementary School)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Concourse Information desk, one-way faregates, automatic ticket dispensing machines, restrooms
1F Street Level Entrance/Exit

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Intersection of Zuonan Rd. and Jhonghai Rd.
  • Exit 2: Zuonan Rd.
  • Exit 3: Zuonan Rd. - CPC Corporation Kaohsiung Plant
  • Exit 4: Zuonan Rd.

Around the station[edit]

Nearby stations[edit]

Preceding station   Kaohsiung MRT   Following station
Red Line
toward Siaogang

References[edit]

  1. ^ "統計資訊 > 統計月報". Transportation Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  2. ^ a b 捷運新站名公佈了 (in Chinese). 高雄捷運股份有限公司. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  3. ^ "世運站". 高雄捷運公司. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "世運車站週邊地圖". 高雄市政府捷運工程局. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  5. ^ "http://w3.krtco.com.tw/news/newspaper_(9307)-2.htm" (in Chinese). 高雄捷運股份有限公司. 2004-07-23. Retrieved 2010-12-20.  External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ "R17世運站-海上雄師" (in Chinese). 高雄捷運股份有限公司. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  7. ^ a b "R17 World Games Stadium". KRTCO. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 

Coordinates: 22°42′5.5″N 120°18′9.2″E / 22.701528°N 120.302556°E / 22.701528; 120.302556