Xinbeitou metro station

The Taipei Metro Xinbeitou station (formerly transliterated as Hsin Peitou Station from 1997 until 2003) is the terminal station on the Xinbeitou Branch Line located in Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan. The location of the station used to be the terminal station for the now-defunct TRA Xinbeitou Line.

Xinbeitou

新北投
Taipei Metro
Xinbeitou Station.jpg
Xinbeitou station exterior
LocationNo. 700, Daye Rd.
Beitou, Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus stop
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code     R22A
History
Opened1 April 1916 (as TRA station)
Closed15 July 1988 (as TRA station)
Rebuilt28 March 1997 (as Taipei Metro station)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesHsin Peitou (1997-2003)
Traffic
Passengers15,060 daily (2016)[1]
(Ranked 89th of 109)
Xinbeitou metro station
Chinese name
Chinese新北投站
Japanese name
Kanji新北投駅
Kanaしんほくとうえき

Station overviewEdit

 
Xinbeitou station concourse
 
Xinbeitou station platform
 
Former TRA Xinbeitou station building

The two-level, elevated station features an island platform and one exit.[2] The station is known for being the closest to the Beitou hot springs, such as Beitou Hot Spring Museum, Beitou Plum Garden, Ketaglan Culture Center, Beitou Hot Springs, Beitou Park and Sushi Express restaurant.

HistoryEdit

The station originally opened as the terminus for the Shin-hokutō Line as "Shin-hokutō Station" on 1 April 1916. It reopened on 1937 after renovation. The station and the tracks form a unique "T" configuration. Later on, on 15 July 1988, the service was ceased with the discontinuation of Tamsui and Xinbeitou Line.

After termination of TRA services, the original station building was disassembled and moved to Changhua for display at the Taiwan Folk Village. On 1 April 2017, the station building was returned and re-opened at nearby Qixing Park in Beitou.[3]

It was later reopened on 28 March 1997 with the opening of the Xinbeitou Branch Line.

There was a knife attack injuring 1 police officer on 29 March 2016.[4]

Around the stationEdit

Preceding station   Taipei Metro Following station
Terminus Xinbeitou branch line Beitou
Terminus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations" (PDF). Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  2. ^ "Route Map: Xinbeitou". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  3. ^ "Old Xinbeitou train station reappears in Taipei". Focus Taiwan News Channel. 2017-04-01. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  4. ^ http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2016/03/29/462046/Taipei-Metro.htm

Coordinates: 25°08′13″N 121°30′09″E / 25.136956°N 121.502368°E / 25.136956; 121.502368