Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall metro station

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (Chinese: 中正紀念堂; pinyin: Zhōngzhèng Jìniàntáng) is a metro station in Taipei, Taiwan served by Taipei Metro.[3] It is a transfer station for Red line and Green line. While the memorial for which the station is named was embroiled in a naming dispute,[4] the name of the station has remained unchanged.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

中正紀念堂
Taipei Metro
Taipei metro station
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station B2 20161221.jpg
Platform
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese中正紀念堂
General information
LocationB1F 8-1 Sec 1 Roosevelt Rd
Zhongzheng District, Taipei
Taiwan
Coordinates25°01′58″N 121°31′06″E / 25.0327°N 121.5183°E / 25.0327; 121.5183Coordinates: 25°01′58″N 121°31′06″E / 25.0327°N 121.5183°E / 25.0327; 121.5183
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilitiesAccess available
Other information
Station codeR08, G10
Websiteweb.metro.taipei/e/stationdetail2010.asp?ID=G10+R08-042
History
Opened1998-12-24[1]
Key dates
2000-08-31Service to Ximen added
2014-11-15Songshan–Xindian line added
Traffic
Passengers (2017)20.976 million per year[2]Decrease 1.12%
Rank20 out of 108
Services
Preceding station Taipei Metro Logo(Logo Only).svg Taipei Metro Following station
NTU Hospital
towards Tamsui or Beitou
Tamsui–Xinyi line Dongmen
towards Xiangshan or Daan
Guting Songshan–Xindian line Xiaonanmen
towards Songshan

Station overviewEdit

 
Exit 5
 
Art gallery in a hallway connecting exit 5 and the station lobby

The station is a three-level, underground structure with two island platforms and seven exits.[5] The two platforms are stacked on top of one another, allowing for cross-platform interchange between Red line and Green line. The washrooms are outside the entrance area. The station is situated under Roosevelt Road, between Nanhai Road, Linsen South Road, and Aiguo East Road. It also connects to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and some government agencies located around the area.

From 15 November 2014, the station became a transfer station with the Songshan-Xindian line. It is also a planned terminus for the Wanda-Shulin Line.[6][7]

Public artEdit

The station is home to several public art pieces. By the escalators connecting the two platform levels, a piece titled "Metamorphosis" displays a holographic flight trajectory of a paper plane.[8] Along some of the entrance hallways, "Musical Skies" shows light boxes with images clouds in a blue sky.[8] On the upper platform in "Platform, Stage", elements from Taiwanese folk arts and Chinese opera have been transformed into abstract elements and minimized into two curtains of lines and flat surfaces.[8]

Station layoutEdit

L1 Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Northern Concourse Lobby, one-way ticket machine, information desk
toilets
Southern Concourse Lobby, one-way ticket machine, information desk
toilets
B2 Platform 1   Tamsui–Xinyi Line toward Tamsui / Beitou (R09 NTU Hospital)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 2   Songshan–Xindian Line toward Songshan (G11 Xiaonanmen)
B3 Platform 3   Tamsui–Xinyi Line toward Xiangshan / Daan (R07 Dongmen)
Island platform, doors will open on the right, left
Platform 4   Songshan–Xindian Line toward Xindian / Taipower Building (G09 Guting)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chronicles". Taipei Metro. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. ^ "臺北市交通統計查詢系統". dotstat.taipei.gov.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Route Map: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2010-06-14.
  4. ^ Caroline Gluck (2007-05-19). "Taiwan to rename Chiang landmark". BBC News. Retrieved 2011-03-07.
  5. ^ "第二章 土木,建築,水環、軌道". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Archived from the original on 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  6. ^ "Second Stage of Taipei MRT (Approved MRT Routes)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-03-12. Archived from the original on 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2010-06-14.
  7. ^ "President promotes plans to build Wanda MRT line". Taipei Times. 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2010-11-22.
  8. ^ a b c "Public Art on the Xindian Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-06.