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The Taipei Metro Tamsui station (formerly Tamshui Station from 1997 until 2003 and Danshui Station from 2003 until 2011) is located in Tamsui District, New Taipei, Taiwan. It is the terminal station of the Tamsui Line. The location of the station can be traced back to the same-named station of the now-defunct TRA Tamsui Line. Tamsui station is the northernmost metro/railway station in Taiwan.

Station overview

Exterior of Tamsui station.
Inside Tamsui station.

The two-level, elevated station has an island platform and two exits.[2] The station is situated between the south side of Zhongzheng West Road and west of the Zhongshan-Zhongzheng Road intersection. Restrooms are located inside the main entrance area.

The station is heavily used by people looking to visit the sea-side district of Tamsui. It connects Tamsui River, Tamsui Sunset Scenic Area, Riverside Park, Tamsui River Bike Route, Tamsui District Office, Tamsui Old Street, Tamsui Church and Yingzhuan Road Night Market.

History

On 25 October 1901, it had opened with the Tamsui Railroad Line as Tamsui station (Japanese: 淡水停車場). The renovated station opened in 1951. On 15 July 1988, the station was closed with the ending of service on the TRA Tamsui Line. It had two side platforms. Construction of the new Tamsui station began on 15 December 1988 for the opening on 28 March 1997 under Taipei Metro Tamsui Line.

Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
Terminus Taipei Metro Line R.svg Tamsui–Xinyi line
toward Xiangshan or Daan

References

  1. ^ "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations" (PDF). Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Route Map: Danshui". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 

Coordinates: 25°10′05″N 121°26′43″E / 25.168053°N 121.445194°E / 25.168053; 121.445194