World Games Station
World Games Station
|Platforms||Two side platforms|
|Opened||March 9, 2008|
|Passengers||2,464 daily (Jan. 2011)|
|World Games Station|
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.
It was originally planned to be named "Banping Mountain Station", but was changed in July 2005 to its current name. 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 in the station was designed by Ron Wood and Christian Karl Janssen. 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. The artwork depicts many plants and insects, and tells the story of "Soul of the Land and the People in Southern Taiwan".
|Concourse||Information desk, one-way faregates, automatic ticket dispensing machines|
|Platform 1||← KMRT Orange Line toward Siaogang (Zuoying)|
|Platform 2||→ KMRT Red Line toward Gangshan South (Oil Refinery Elementary School) →|
|Concourse||Information desk, one-way faregates, automatic ticket dispensing machines, restrooms|
- 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
- CPC Corporation Kaohsiung Plant
- Zuoying High School
- National Stadium
- Banping Mountain
- Republic of China Naval Academy
|Preceding station||Kaohsiung MRT||Following station|
toward Gangshan South
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