Nangang Station

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Nangang Station
南港車站
New Nangan Station.jpg
Nangang Station under construction
Location
Municipality Taipei
District(s) Nangang
Address No. 380, Sec.7, Zhongxiao E. Rd.
Info
Type At-Grade/Underground
History
Opened July 20, 1899
Rail services
Line(s)      Nangang Line (BL17)
     Western Line (097)
     Taiwan High Speed Rail (NAK)
Daily Ridership MRT: 14,463 (2011)[1]
TRA: 7,792 (2010)[2]
Operator(s) Taiwan Railway Administration
Taipei Rapid Transit System
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Taiwan Railway Administration Station
Level 二等
Zhuyin Code ㄋㄍ
Mileage
(from Keelung)
19.1 km
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
Nangang Station
Traditional Chinese 南港車站

Nangang Station (Chinese: 南港車站; pinyin: Nángǎng Chēzhàn) is a major railway station located in Nangang, Taipei, Taiwan, parallel to Zhongxiao East Road. The station serves several modes of public transportation, including the bus system, Taiwan Railway Administration, and Taipei Metro (Nangang Line).[3] The station will also be the future terminus of the Taiwan High Speed Rail and is currently under construction. The Taipei Metro Nangang station is the last station without platform doors during operating hours.[citation needed]

History[edit]

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).

Expansion[edit]

As with most urban train stations in Taipei, Nangang Station is currently being 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 September 21, 2008. The 7.6-km tunnel project cost NT$76.5 billion.[4] The high-speed rail extension to the station is scheduled to open for service by January 2015.[5]

The new station will be similar to the new Banqiao Station in New Taipei City, which was reconstructed to accommodate underground platforms and mixed-use development on the existing station site. The station will include two underground levels to accommodate expanded TRA platforms, new THSR platforms, and new MRT platforms for the Nangang Line which was opened on December 25, 2008. On January 3, 2010, Exits 3 and 4 for metro station were closed for construction of a passageway with the TRA station.[6] The entire project is expected to be completed sometime between 2009 and 2012.

Public Art[edit]

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

Platform layout[edit]

TRA 1, 2 1A, 1B Western Line (Northbound) toward Qidu, Keelung
Eastern Line (Southbound) toward Yilan, Su-ao, Hualien, Taitung
3, 4 2A, 2B Western Line (Southbound) toward Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Fangliao
Eastern 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 Nangang Line (Westbound) toward Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
2 Nangang Line (Eastbound) toward Yongning/ Far Eastern Hospital

Station layout[edit]

20F-2F Under construction (Under construction)
Street Level Entrance/Exit 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
3F TRA Platforms TRA Control and Traffic Room, Offices
Platform 1A TRA Western Line toward Keelung
Eastern Line toward Yilan, Hualien-Taitung (Xike)
Island platform
Platform 1B TRA Western Line toward Keelung
Eastern Line toward Yilan, Hualien-Taitung (Xike)
Platform 2A TRA Western Line toward Taipei, Kaohsiung
Eastern Line toward Shulin (Songshan Station)
Island platform
Platform 2B Western Line toward Taipei, Kaohsiung
Eastern Line toward Shulin (Songshan Station)
Platform 3A TRA Taipei-Yilan Direct Line Not in service (toward Toucheng, Jiaoxi)
Island platform
Platform 3B TRA Taipei-Yilan Direct Line Not in service (toward Toucheng, Jiaoxi)
7th track Public works use
Administration use Side platform
Taipei Metro Nangang Station
Street Level Entrance/Exit Entrance/Exit
B1 Lobby Lobby, Information Counter, Automatic Ticket Machines, Faregates
Restrooms(inside ticketed area)
B2 Platform 1      Nangang Line toward Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2      Nangang Line toward Yongning/ Far Eastern Hospital (Kunyang)

Around the station[edit]

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


Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
Western Line
toward Kaohsiung
Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
toward Yongning
Blue Line
Terminus

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passenger Volume at Taipei Rapid Transit Stations". Taipei City Department of Transportation. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic". Taiwan Railway Administration. 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Route Map: Nangang". 
  4. ^ "New Songshan-Nankang railway tunnel to help local development: Ma". Taiwan News. 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  5. ^ "Nangang high-speed station to open by 2015, bureau says". 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  6. ^ 陳志豪 (2011-01-03). "捷運南港站 3、4號口封閉". 聯合報. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "Public Art on the Nangang Eastern Extension". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

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