Nangang (Chinese: 南港; pinyin: Nángǎng) is a railway station in Taipei, Taiwan served by Taiwan Railways Administration, Taiwan High Speed Rail and Taipei Metro.[4] The station is served by the fastest HSR express services of the 1 series.


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).


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.[5] The high-speed rail extension to the station opened for service in 2016.[6]

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.[7] The entire project was completed in February 2011. Platform screen doors were installed on the Nangang line platforms in August 2015.

Public art

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.[8] On the platform, a piece titled "Rapid Transit Platform, the Transport Dock" displays images on benches to evoke memories of former industries in Nangang.[9]

Platform layout

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 Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
2 Blue line (eastbound) toward Dingpu/ Far Eastern Hospital

Station layout

20F-2F New development Under construction
Street Level Street level Entrance/Exit, Accessibility Elevator Barrier-free elevator from street level, Security, Taxi Stand
B1 Concourse Level Concourse, Restrooms
THSR Platform Level (Under construction)
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 Taipei Metro Line BL.svg Bannan line toward Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (BL23 Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2 Taipei Metro Line BL.svg Bannan line toward Dingpu / Far Eastern Hospital (BL21 Kunyang)

Around the station

  • Academia Sinica
  • Nanxing Park
  • Nangang Software Park
  • Carrefour Nangang Branch
  • Nangang Senior High School
  • Yucheng Junior High School
  • Nangang Elementary School
  • Dongxin Elementary School

See also


  1. ^ "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations" (PDF). Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Table 2-9 Passenger Traffic of High-Speed Rail Stations". Ministry of Transportation and Communications. January 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  4. ^ "Route Map: Nangang". Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. 
  5. ^ "New Songshan-Nankang railway tunnel to help local development: Ma". Taiwan News. 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  6. ^ Wang, Shu-fen; Wu, Lillian (2015-03-03). "High speed rail system to have three more stops by year-end". Retrieved 2015-03-03. 
  7. ^ 陳志豪 (2011-01-03). "捷運南港站 3、4號口封閉". 聯合報. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "Public Art on the Nangang Eastern Extension". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
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
Taiwan High Speed Rail Taipei
toward Zuoying

Coordinates: 25°3′8″N 121°36′23″E / 25.05222°N 121.60639°E / 25.05222; 121.60639