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The Taipei Metro Xiangshan station is a metro station on the Red Line located in Xinyi, Taipei, Taiwan. The station was opened on 24 November 2013.[2]

Station overview

The two-level, underground station with an island platform. It is located beneath Xinyi Rd., Sec. 5 east of Songren Rd. and near the north end of Zhongqiang Park and the Xinyi Expressway.[3] It is the planned eastern terminus of the Xinyi Line when it initially opens for service. The Xinyi Eastern Extension, when completed, will extend eastward from this station.

History

The construction of the station began on July 2005. It had completed on November 2013.

Construction

The station is 220 m (720 ft) long and 22 m (72 ft) wide. Excavation depth is at 22 m (72 ft). It has three entrances, two elevators for the disabled, and two vent shafts.[3]

Due to space limitations caused by the Xinyi Expressway, a vehicle overpass, and Taiwan Power Company culverts, the station was constructed using the pipe jacking method instead of the usual cut-and-cover method.[4]

Public Art

The design theme for the station is "Song of tree frogs - presentation of geographical features dialoguing with nature". Due to the station's proximity to Elephant Mountain Civil Forest Park, it is close to the protected habitat of Taipei tree frogs. Artwork presents natural features and various poses of tree frogs.

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

References

  1. ^ "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations" (PDF). Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Second Stage of Taipei MRT (Approved MRT Lines)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems, TCG. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  3. ^ a b "捷運系統信義線簡介" (PDF). Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government. 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Pipe Jacking Method Used on Construction of Xinyi Line's Elephant Mountain Station". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2011-07-22. 

Coordinates: 25°01′58″N 121°34′08″E / 25.0327°N 121.5689°E / 25.0327; 121.5689