Banqiao (Chinese: 板橋; pinyin: Bǎnqiáo) 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. It will be joined by an elevated metro station of the Circular line by the end of 2018.
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.
Titled "Evolution Orbit", the Taipei Metro platform has artwork consisting of 12 colorful rings affixed to columns on the platform. These rings complete a cycle every hour and also move whenever a train enters the station.
|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
|Global Mall Banqiao Store|
|Street Level||Lobby Shopping Area||Entrance/Exit, TRA Ticketing, Information Counter
Global Mall Banqiao Store
TRA Ticket Gate
Travel Information Counter
Global Mall Banqiao Store
|Underground Walkway (Connects with Metro)|
|Metro Lobby||Underground Walkway (Connects with TRA/THSR)|
|B2||Platform 1A||→West Coast line toward Taipei, Keelung/Yilan (Wanhua)|
|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)|
|Platform 2B||→West Coast line toward Kaohsiung (Shulin)|
|Platform 1A||→THSR toward Zuoying (Taoyuan)|
|Platform 1B||→THSR toward Zuoying (Taoyuan)|
|Metro Lobby||Information desk, Restrooms (Outside fare zone), Automatic ticket dispensing machines
|B3||Platform 1||← Bannan line toward Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (BL08 Xinpu)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Platform 2||→ Bannan line toward Dingpu / Far Eastern Hospital (BL06 Fuzhong) →|
|Platform 2A||→THSR toward Nangang (Taipei)|
|Platform 2B||→THSR toward Nangang (Taipei)|
|Preceding station||Taiwan Railways Administration||Following station|
|West Coast line||
toward Taipei Nangang Exhib.
|Preceding station||Taiwan High Speed Rail||Following station|
|Taiwan High Speed Rail||Taoyuan
|Preceding station||Taipei Metro||Following station|
toward Jiannan Road
toward Taipei Zoo
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