Tamsui metro station

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Tamsui (Chinese: 淡水; pinyin: Dànshuǐ) is a metro station in New Taipei, Taiwan served by Taipei Metro. It is the terminal station of the Tamsui–Xinyi line. The location of the station can be traced back to the same-named station of the now-defunct Tamsui railway line. Tamsui station is the northernmost metro/railway station in Taiwan.

Tamsui

R28 淡水
Taipei Metro
Taipei metro station
TRTC Tamsui Station Platform 2015-02-12.jpg
Platform
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese淡水
General information
Location1 Zhongzheng Rd
Tamsui, New Taipei
Taiwan
Coordinates25°10′05″N 121°26′44″E / 25.1681°N 121.4455°E / 25.1681; 121.4455Coordinates: 25°10′05″N 121°26′44″E / 25.1681°N 121.4455°E / 25.1681; 121.4455
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Bicycle facilitiesNo access
Other information
Station codeR28
Websiteweb.metro.taipei/e/stationdetail2010.asp?ID=R28-071
History
Opened1997-03-28[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)27.914 million per year[2]Decrease 3.06%
Rank7 out of 108
Services
Preceding station Taipei Metro Logo(Logo Only).svg Taipei Metro Following station
Terminus Tamsui–Xinyi line Hongshulin
towards Xiangshan

Station overviewEdit

 
Exterior of Tamsui station.
 
Inside Tamsui station.

The two-level, elevated station has an island platform and two exits.[3] The station is situated between the south side of Zhongzheng West Road and west of the Zhongshan-Zhongzheng Road intersection. Restrooms are located inside the main entrance area.

The station is heavily used by people looking to visit the sea-side district of Tamsui. It connects Tamsui River, Tamsui Sunset Scenic Area, Riverside Park, Tamsui River Bike Route, Tamsui District Office, Tamsui Old Street, Tamsui Church and Yingzhuan Road Night Market.

Like several stations (most interchange stations and all stations in Wenhu Line) in the network, Tamsui station does not grant commuters with non-folded bicycle access to the station building. Bike commuters are required to alight at Hongshulin station, 2.7 kilometers away from Tamsui station.[4]

HistoryEdit

On 25 October 1901, it had opened with the Tamsui Railroad line as Tamsui station (Japanese: 淡水停車場). The renovated station opened in 1951. On 15 July 1988, the station was closed with the ending of service on the TRA Tamsui line. It had two side platforms. Construction of the new Tamsui station began on 15 December 1988 for the opening on 28 March 1997 under Taipei Metro Tamsui line.

Around the stationEdit

First and Last Train TimingEdit

The first and last train timing for Tamsui station [5] is as follows:

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat − Sun and P.H. Daily
R02 Xiangshan
06:00
06:00
00:00

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: Danshui". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  4. ^ "What is the policy and fare for taking bicycles on Taipei metro?". Taipei Metro. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation - Metro Service First & Last Trains". Retrieved 2019-07-29.