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Banqiao (Chinese: 板橋; pinyin: Bǎnqiáo)[5][6][7] is a railway station in New Taipei, Taiwan. The station is served by TRA, Taiwan High Speed Rail, and Taipei Metro. All tracks and platforms in the station are located underground. The station is served by the fastest HSR express services of the 1 series.

The current station building opened in 1999 for TRA, 2006 for Taipei Metro, and 2007 for HSR. The station currently handles over 106,000 passengers per day.[2][3][4] It will be joined by an elevated metro station of the Circular line by the end of 2018.

Station overview

Taipei Metro Platform 1
Banqiao Station entrance
TRA Train Tracks Layout

The three-level consists of a 25-story building above ground and 5 underground station stories; it is Taiwan's tallest station building. It includes platforms for the TRA, THSR, and Taipei Metro. The new station building was built as part of the Taipei Railway Underground Project to move railway lines in the city underground.

Public art

Titled "Evolution Orbit", the Taipei Metro platform has artwork consisting of 12 colorful rings affixed to columns on the platform.[8] These rings complete a cycle every hour and also move whenever a train enters the station.[9]

Station layout

24F-25F Fitness Center Global Sports
3F-23F Offices Financial Supervisory Commission

Intellectual Property Court

Ministry of Transportation and Communications - Bureau of High Speed Rail

Ministry of Transportation and Communications - Railway Reconstruction Bureau

New Taipei City Vocational Training Center

2F Shopping Area

Restaurants

Global Mall Banqiao Store
Street Level Lobby Shopping Area Entrance/Exit, TRA Ticketing, Information Counter

Global Mall Banqiao Store

B1 TRA/THSR Lobby

Shopping Area

Food Court

THSR Ticketing/Faregates
TRA Ticket Gate
Travel Information Counter

Global Mall Banqiao Store

Underground Walkway
Restrooms, Infant room
New Taipei City Low-Carbon Library

Underground Walkway (Connects with Metro)
Metro Lobby Underground Walkway (Connects with TRA/THSR)
B2 Platform 1A West Coast line toward Taipei, Keelung/Yilan (Wanhua)
Island platform
Platform 1B West Coast line toward Taipei, Keelung/Yilan (Wanhua)
No Platform Through track (Freight/Passing/Train parking...)
Platform 2A West Coast line toward Kaohsiung (Shulin)
Island platform
Platform 2B West Coast line toward Kaohsiung (Shulin)
Platform 1A THSR toward Zuoying (Taoyuan)
Island platform
Platform 1B THSR toward Zuoying (Taoyuan)
Metro Lobby Information desk, Restrooms (Outside fare zone), Automatic ticket dispensing machines
One-way faregates
B3 Platform 1 Taipei Metro Line BL.svg Bannan line toward Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (BL08 Xinpu)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2 Taipei Metro Line BL.svg Bannan line toward Dingpu / Far Eastern Hospital (BL06 Fuzhong)
Platform 2A THSR toward Nangang (Taipei)
Island platform
Platform 2B THSR toward Nangang (Taipei)

Around the station

Preceding station   Taiwan Railways Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
West Coast line
toward Kaohsiung
Taipei Metro
Taipei Metro Line BL.svg Bannan line
Preceding station Taiwan High Speed Rail Following station
Taipei
toward Nangang
Taiwan High Speed Rail Taoyuan
toward Zuoying
  Future service  
Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Jiannan Road
 Y  Circular line
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toward Taipei Zoo

See also

References

  1. ^ "Route Map: Banqiao". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-06-17. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations" (PDF). Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  4. ^ a b "Table 2-9 Passenger Traffic of High-Speed Rail Stations". Ministry of Transportation and Communications. January 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  5. ^ 臺灣鐵路站名英譯對照表 [Table of English translations of station names on the Taiwanese railways] (in Chinese), Taiwan Railways Administration, archived from the original on 2009-08-30 
  6. ^ Banqiao, TRTS 
  7. ^ Banqiao Station, THSR 
  8. ^ "Public Art on the Banqiao line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  9. ^ "公共藝術之旅系列報導6 南港線(二)、板橋線". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 

Coordinates: 25°0′51.41″N 121°27′49.23″E / 25.0142806°N 121.4636750°E / 25.0142806; 121.4636750