Songshan Station (Chinese: 松山車站; pinyin: Sōngshān Chēzhàn) is a railway station at the junction of Songshan, Xinyi and Nangang Districts in Taipei, Taiwan. It is served by the Taiwan Railway Administration and is a terminal station of the Taipei Metro Songshan Line.
This station connects to the shopping centre at basement 1 and level 1.
Songshan Station became the principle south-bound origin and north-bound terminus for the West Trunk Line starting in 1986, after the reconstruction of Taipei Station began in 1985. These functions were moved to Chitu in Keelung City shortly before the reconstruction. The former Songshan Station was at-grade and operated by the TRA. It opened as a temporary station in July 2003 as part of the Taipei Railway Underground Project. All railway lines and platforms have been moved underground (from at-grade) since 21 September 2008 in a move to improve safety and area development. A 7.6 kilometres (4.7 mi) tunnel was constructed between this station and neighboring Nangang Station at a cost of NT$76.5 billion.
The current station building opened for service in 2008. Built by Ruentex Development Company, the new station building was constructed via a NT$3.3 billion build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract. The Taiwan Railways Administration section consists of two island platforms (four tracks), while the Taipei Metro station has an island platform and five exits. They are connected via an underground passage.
The new Taipei Metro station has a "Halo of City" theme with an egg-shaped hall and columns forming a ring structure. The station is 21 m (69 ft) deep, 390 m (1,280 ft) long, and 24 m (79 ft) wide. It has six exits, four vent shafts, and two accessibility elevators. The north side of the station is land for a joint development project.
The Taipei Metro station features a theme of "Festivities of Light" to reflect the mix of traditional and modern culture, local religion, and administration. It enhances the night activity in the area.
On 20 October 1891, it was opened as "Sekkhao Train Wharf" (錫口火車碼頭). Then, it was renamed to Seikō Station (錫口停車場) in 1895 and in 1920, the station became known as Matsuyama Station.
On 30 March 1936, the Matsuyama Airport Line (later renamed Songshan Power Station Line, until 1 May 1966) begins operation from Matsuyama Station to Matsuyama Airport. It was upgraded to second-class train station on 1 January 1955. Songshan Airport Line stops operating on 1976, and freight services ceased on 15 August 1985. The new station building opened on 15 July 1986 and on 1 July 1987, it became first-class train station. Freight cargo services were shifted to Nangang on 20 September 1991. The station moved underground on 21 September 2008 and the temporary station was present from 28 July 2003 to 29 December 2009.
On 15 November 2014, the Songshan Line terminus opened for service.
An explosion occurred at the station before midnight on 7 July 2016. A broken metal tube filled with explosive material was found on the scene, but a cause has not yet been determined.
|1, 2||1A, 1B||■ West Coast Line (southbound)||toward Taichung TRA station, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Fangliao|
|■ West Coast Line (northbound)||toward Shulin|
|3, 4||2A, 2B||■ West Coast Line (northbound)||toward Qidu, Keelung|
|■ West Coast Line (southbound)||toward Yilan, Su-ao, Hualien, Taitung|
|B1||Concourse||Ticket gates, waiting area, TRA ticketing, automatic ticket dispensing machines, Restrooms|
|B2||Platform 1A||West Coast Line toward Taichung TRA station, Kaohsiung (Taipei)|
|Platform 1B||toward Shulin (Taipei)|
|Platform 2A||toward Keelung (Nangang)|
|Platform 2B||West Coast Line toward Yilan, Hualien, Taitung (Nangang)|
|Concourse||Lobby, information desk, automatic ticket dispensing machines, one-way faregates, Restrooms|
|Platform 1||→ Songshan–Xindian Line toward Xindian / Taipower Building (G18 Nanjing Sanmin) →|
|Island platform, doors open on the left/ right|
|Platform 2||→ Songshan–Xindian Line toward Xindian / Taipower Building (G18 Nanjing Sanmin) →|
|Preceding station||Taiwan Railways Administration||Following station|
|West Coast line||
|Preceding station||Taipei Metro||Following station|
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