Yuanshan Station

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Yuanshan
圓山
Taipei Metro
Hall of Yuanshan Station.jpg
Entrance hall of Yuanshan Station
Location No. 9-1, Jiuquan St.
Zhongshan and Datong, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type Elevated
History
Opened March 28, 1997
Traffic
Passengers 54,586 daily (2016)[1]
(Ranked 22nd of 109)
Yuanshan Station
Traditional Chinese 圓山站
Simplified Chinese 圆山站

The Taipei Metro Yuanshan Station is located between the Zhongshan and Datong districts in Taipei, Taiwan. It is a station on the Tamsui Line (Red Line). There was a station of the same name on the now-defunct TRA Tamsui Line.

Station overview[edit]

Exterior of Yuanshan Station.
Yuanshan Station platform level.

The two-level, elevated station structure with one island platform and two exits.[2] The station is situated on the West of Yumen Street, between Kulun Street and Jiuquan Street. The washrooms are inside the entrance area.

In anticipation of the 2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition, this station became the first elevated, high-capacity station in the system with automatic platform gates installed. [3][4]

History[edit]

TRA Station[edit]

  • October 25, 1901: Opened for service along with the Tamsui Railway Line as "Maruyama Station" (Japanese: 圓山停車場?).
  • South of the former station was a branch line to the Tatung Steel Factory. Now, it is the site of Tatung Company.
  • July 15, 1988: Closed along with the TRA Tamsui Line.

Taipei Metro Station[edit]

  • March 28, 1997: Opened for service with the opening of the segment from Tamsui to Zhongshan.

Station layout[edit]

2F Platform 1   Line 2 toward Tamsui/ Beitou (Jiantan)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2   Line 2 toward Xiangshan/ Daan (Minquan West Road)
Street Level Concourse Entrance/Exit, lobby, information desk, automatic ticket dispensing machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms

Exits[edit]

  • Exit 1: Intersection of Jiuquan St. and Yumen St. Accessibility Elevator
  • Exit 2: Adjacent to Kulun St. Accessibility Elevator

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Tamsui
Line 2
toward Xiangshan

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: Yuanshan". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. 
  3. ^ http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/2009/new/feb/12/today-taipei9-3.htm 防跳軌 捷運3站將設月台門- 自由電子報
  4. ^ http://61.222.185.194/?FID=6&CID=47840 台灣新生報 | 防跳軌 北捷增3站設月台門
  5. ^ "The Grand Hotel". The Grand Hotel(Taiwan). 2002-01-01. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  6. ^ "Tatong University". Tatong University (Taiwan). 2008-06-16. Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  7. ^ "Minglun Senior High School". Taipei Municipal Minlun Senior High School(Taiwan). 2005-04-21. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 

Coordinates: 25°04′17″N 121°31′13″E / 25.071460°N 121.520172°E / 25.071460; 121.520172