Xiaobitan Station

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Xiaobitan
G03A 小碧潭
Taipei Metro
Xiaobitan-Station.JPG
Xiaobitan Station
Other names Xindian Senior High School; 新店高中
Location 4F., No.151, Zhongyang Rd.
Xindian, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type Elevated
History
Opened September 29, 2004
Traffic
Passengers 4,589 daily (2016)[1]
(Ranked 108th of 109)
Xiaobitan Station
Chinese 小碧潭站

The Taipei Metro Xiaobitan Station is a terminal station on the Xiaobitan Branch Line located in Xindian District, New Taipei, Taiwan.

Station overview[edit]

Inside Xiaobitan Station
MRT Xiaobitan Station

The station is an underground station with four levels, elevated station has a side platform and two exits.[2] Its platform length allows for a three-car, high capacity train. The station location is right next to the Xindian Depot, above the maintenance workshop and the national highway.[3][4]

The entrance to the station and platform are situated on the fourth floor of the depot. The station covers an area of 3,000 square meters, while the platform is 70.5 meters long.[4] Two escalators are located at the two entrances and are 14.45 meters high and 16.52 meters high; they are the second longest elevators in the system after those at Zhongxiao Fuxing.[4]

Public Art[edit]

Public art at the station is themed "The Way to the Very Joyance", where the station design includes many elements designed to embrace nature.[5] Pieces include "Time Jelly", a bronze piece shaped like melting toffee over a station wall, and "The Dancing Cloud", a plastic and steel piece situated on top of platform columns. Additional pieces include those in adjacent public squares around the station.

History[edit]

Construction began on April 2, 2001, and after four year of construction was completed on September 30, 2004. When the line first opened, some people complained about noise problems.[4][6] Thus, sound-muffling walls were built along the tracks coming into the station.

Although the station platform only allows room for a three-car trainset, when the station was first opened a six-car trainset was used on the line. In this case, only the first three train cars' doors opened at this station (selective door operation). It was not until July 22, 2006 that a dedicated three-car trainset began service on the line.

Station layout[edit]

4F Platform 1   Green Line toward Qizhang (G03 Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Concourse Market, lobby, information counter, automatic ticket machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms (inside fare zone)
3F Parking lot Elevator, Escalator Connecting Platform
2F Parking lot Elevator, Escalator Connecting Platform
Street Level Entrance/Exit, lobby Entrance/Exit, Market, Xindian Depot
Lobby, information counter, Restrooms (inside fare zone)

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
Terminus
Xiaobitan Line 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: Xiaobitan". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Xiaobitan line to be halted temporarily in off-peak". The China Times. 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  4. ^ a b c d "( G1A ) Xiaobitan". Comprehensive Planning Division, Civil Engineering and Architectural Design Division. 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  5. ^ "Public Art on the Xindian Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  6. ^ "Small protest mars opening of MRT branch". Taipei Times. 2004-09-30. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 

Coordinates: 24°58′23″N 121°31′48″E / 24.973065°N 121.529987°E / 24.973065; 121.529987