Nangang station

Nangang (Chinese: 南港; pinyin: Nángǎng) is a railway and metro station in Taipei, Taiwan served by Taiwan High Speed Rail, Taiwan Railways Administration and Taipei Metro.[11] The station is served by the fastest HSR express services of the 1 series.

Nangang

南港
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Taiwan Railways Administration
THSR and TRA railway station
Nangang Station Building face to Zhongxiao East Road 20160723b.jpg
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese南港
General information
Location313 Sec 1 Nangang Rd
Nangang District, Taipei
Taiwan
Coordinates25°03′10″N 121°36′25″E / 25.0529°N 121.6070°E / 25.0529; 121.6070Coordinates: 25°03′10″N 121°36′25″E / 25.0529°N 121.6070°E / 25.0529; 121.6070
Line(s)
Distance
Connections
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Other information
Station code
  • NAG/01 (THSR)
  • 097 (TRA three-digit)
  • A07 (TRA statistical)
  • ㄋㄍ (TRA telegraph)
ClassificationFirst class (Chinese: 一等) (TRA)[3]
History
Opened1899[4]
Rebuilt21 September 2008
Electrified9 January 1978[5]
Key dates
1 July 2016THSR opened[6]
Passengers
20184.715 million per year[7]Increase 18.38% (THSR)
Rank9 out of 12
20177.108 million per year[8]Increase 13.85% (TRA)
Rank16 out of 228
Services
Preceding station Taiwan High Speed Rail Taiwan High Speed Rail Following station
Terminus THSR Taipei
towards Zuoying
Preceding station Taiwan Railways Administration Taiwan Railways Following station
Xike
towards Keelung
Western Trunk line Songshan
towards Pingtung
Location
Nangang is located in Taiwan
Nangang
Nangang
Location within Taiwan
Nangang

南港
Taipei Metro
Taipei metro station
台北捷運南港站1號出口 20160517.jpg
Entrance 1
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese南港
General information
Location380 Sec 7 Zhongxiao E Rd
Nangang District, Taipei
Taiwan
Line(s)Taipei Metro Line BL.svg Bannan line
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilitiesAccess available
Other information
Station codeBL22
History
Opened25 December 2008[9]
Passengers
201711.663 million per year[10]Increase 18.42%
Rank50 out of 108
Services
Preceding station Taipei Metro Logo(Logo Only).svg Taipei Metro Following station
Kunyang Bannan line Nangang Exhib Center
Terminus

HistoryEdit

 
The station platform, with artwork by Jimmy Liao on the platform wall.
 
Artwork by Jimmy Liao in the metro area of the station.

Nangang Station was originally built by the Japanese during Japanese rule of Taiwan in 1899 to support local industries and the growing population. Since then, the station has been upgraded three times to support tremendous growth: in 1905, in 1966 (due to the KMT moving the ROC government to Taiwan), and in 1986–1987 (to accommodate increased passenger traffic and new cargo traffic).

ExpansionEdit

As with most urban train stations in Taipei, Nangang Station was converted from a surface station to an underground station as part of the TRA's Taipei Railway Underground Project, an effort to move existing surface railways from Songshan Station to east of Nangang Station underground to accommodate growing traffic and economic development in Nankang Software Park. Existing TRA platforms were successfully moved underground on 21 September 2008. The 7.6-km tunnel project cost NT$76.5 billion.[12] The high-speed rail extension to the station opened for service in 2016.[13]

The new station is similar to the then-new Banqiao Station in New Taipei, which was reconstructed to accommodate underground platforms and mixed-use development on the existing station site. The two-level, underground station levels accommodate expanded TRA platforms, new THSR platforms, and new MRT platforms for the Bannan line which was opened on 25 December 2008. On 3 January 2010, Exits 3 and 4 for metro station were closed for construction of a passageway with the TRA station.[14] The entire project was completed in February 2011. Platform screen doors were installed on the Nangang line platforms in August 2015.

Public artEdit

The design of the Taipei Metro portion of the station centers around a "Nostalgia and Technology" theme with aqua green selected to signify an image of a fish pond. Paintings by artist Jimmy Liao are displayed around the station including on the platform walls. Many areas have sandblasted glass installed.[15] On the platform, a piece titled "Rapid Transit Platform, the Transport Dock" displays images on benches to evoke memories of former industries in Nangang.[16]

Platform layoutEdit

TRA 1, 2 1A, 1B West Coast line (northbound) toward Qidu, Keelung
West Coast line (southbound) toward Yilan, Su-ao, Hualien, Taitung
3, 4 2A, 2B West Coast line (southbound) toward Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Fangliao
West Coast line (northbound) toward Shulin
5, 6 3A, 3B Reserved for the Taipei-Yilan Direct line Currently not in use
7 7 Reserved Platform Reserved for internal use
Taipei Metro 1 Blue line (westbound) toward Nangang Exhib Center
2 Blue line (eastbound) toward Dingpu/ Far Eastern Hospital

Station layoutEdit

20F-2F New development Under construction
Street Level Street level Entrance/Exit, Accessibility Elevator  , Security, Taxi Stand
B1 Concourse Level Concourse, Restrooms
THSR Platform Level
Platform 1A THSR towards Zuoying (Taipei)
Island platform
Platform 1B THSR towards Zuoying (Taipei)
Platform 2A THSR towards Zuoying (Taipei)
Island platform
Platform 2B THSR towards Zuoying (Taipei)
Platform 3A THSR towards Zuoying (Taipei)
Island platform
Platform 3B THSR towards Zuoying (Taipei)
B2 Lobby TRA Ticketing, Automatic Ticketing, Ticket Gate, Waiting Area
Restrooms, Travel Information Counter
TRA Counter, TRA Manager's Office
B3 TRA Platforms TRA Control and Traffic Room, Offices
Platform 1A West Coast line toward Keelung
through service Yilan line toward Yilan, Hualien-Taitung (Xike)
Island platform
Platform 1B West Coast line toward Keelung
through service Yilan line toward Yilan, Hualien-Taitung (Xike)
Platform 2A West Coast line toward Taipei, Kaohsiung
through service Yilan line toward Shulin (Songshan Station)
Island platform
Platform 2B West Coast line toward Taipei, Kaohsiung
through service Yilan line toward Shulin (Songshan Station)
Platform 3A Taipei-Yilan Direct line Not in service (toward Toucheng, Jiaoxi)
Island platform
Platform 3B Taipei-Yilan Direct line Not in service (toward Toucheng, Jiaoxi)
7th track Public works use
Side platform; administrative use only
Taipei Metro Nangang Station
Street Level Entrance/Exit Entrance/Exit
B1 Lobby Lobby, information desk, automatic ticket dispensing machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms(inside ticketed area)
B2 Platform 1   Bannan line toward Nangang Exhib Center (BL23 Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2   Bannan line toward Dingpu / Far Eastern Hospital (BL21 Kunyang)

Around the stationEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy" 高鐵沿線里程座標相關資料. data.gov.tw (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 29 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" 各站營業里程-1.西部幹線. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). 11 December 2008. Archived from the original on 29 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy" 車站數-按等級別分 (PDF). Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ 創建沿革. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). 11 December 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" 臺灣鐵路電訊. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ 計畫介紹- 高鐵建設- 台灣高鐵. Railway Bureau, MOTC (in Chinese). Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  7. ^ 交通部統計查詢網. stat.motc.gov.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" 臺鐵統計資訊. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Chronicles". Taipei Metro. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  10. ^ 臺北市交通統計查詢系統. dotstat.taipei.gov.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Route Map: Nangang". Archived from the original on 2012-07-21.
  12. ^ "New Songshan-Nankang railway tunnel to help local development: Ma". Taiwan News. 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  13. ^ Wang, Shu-fen; Wu, Lillian (2015-03-03). "High speed rail system to have three more stops by year-end". Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  14. ^ 陳志豪 (2011-01-03). "捷運南港站 3、4號口封閉". 聯合報. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
  15. ^ "南港線東延段南港站建築裝修藝術". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  16. ^ "Public Art on the Nangang Eastern Extension". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-06.

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