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Songshan Station
Songshan Station Entrance
Municipality Taipei
District(s) Songshan
Type Underground
Opened TRA: October 20, 1891
September 21, 2008 (Underground)
Rail services
Line(s)      Songshan Line (G22)
Daily Ridership 27,671 (2010)[1]
Operator(s) Taiwan Railway Administration
Taipei Rapid Transit System
Taiwan Railway Administration Station
Level 一等站
Zhuyin Code ㄙㄥ
(from Keelung)
21.9 km
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.

Songshan Station (Chinese: 松山車站; pinyin: Sōngshān Chēzhàn) is a railway station in Songshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is served by the Taiwan Railway Administration and will become a terminal station of the Taipei Metro Songshan Line when opens for service in 2013.

Station overview[edit]

TRA platforms.
A TEMU1000 series train stops at the old at-grade station just before it closes, September 2008.

The new Songshan Station building has already finished construction. It was built by Ruentex Development Company who won a NT$3.3 billion build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract on the new station building.[2] There are a total of two island platforms (four tracks). The Taipei Metro station is still under construction; it will have an island platform and five exits. It will be connected via an underground passage.[3]

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. However, these functions were moved to Chitu in Keelung City shortly before the reconstruction.

The former Songshan Station was underground and operated by the TRA. It opened in June 1994 as part of the Taipei Railway Underground Project.[4] All railway lines and platforms have been moved underground (from at-grade) since September 21, 2008 in a move to improve safety and area development.[5] A 7.6-km tunnel was constructed between this station and neighboring Nangang Station at a cost of NT$76.5 billion.[6]

Public Art[edit]

The Taipei Metro station will feature a theme of "Festivities of Light" to reflect the mix of traditional and modern culture, local religion, and administration. It will enhance the night activity in the area.[3]

Future developments[edit]

Construction around the station for the Taipei Metro Songshan Line.

The new Taipei Metro station will have a "Halo of City" theme with an egg-shaped hall and columns forming a ring structure.[7] The station will be 21 m (69 ft) deep, 390 m (1,280 ft) long, and 24 m (79 ft) wide. It will have six exits, four vent shafts, and two accessibility elevators.[3] The north side of the station is land for a joint development project.


  • October 20, 1891: Opened as "Xikou Train Wharf". During Japanese rule, it was changed to "Xikou Train Place".
  • 1920: Along with the surrounding area's name being changed to "Songshan" (Matsuyama), the station became known as "Songshan Station" (Matsuyama-eki).
  • March 30, 1936: Songshan Airport Line (until May 1, 1966 Songshan Power Station Line) begins operation from Songshan Station to Taipei Songshan Airport.
  • January 1, 1955: The station became a second-class train station.
  • 1976: Songshan Airport Line service ceases.
  • August 15, 1985: Ceased freight services besides those of Taini.
  • July 15, 1986: New station building opens.
  • July 1, 1987: The station became a first-class train station.
  • September 20, 1991: Since railroad lines were being moved underground, Taini moved its freight cargo services over to Nangang.
  • July 28, 2003: With construction to move railroad lines underground, the temporary station opened for service.
  • September 21, 2008: The new underground station opened for service. All railway lines through the station are moved to underground platforms.
  • December 29, 2009: With the opening of the ticketing counter at the new underground station, the temporary station closes.

Planned Dates[edit]

  • December 2014: The Taipei Metro Songshan Line will open for service.

Platform layout[edit]

1, 2 1A, 1B Western Line (Southbound) toward Taichung, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Fangliao
Eastern Line (Northbound) toward Shulin
3, 4 2A, 2B Western Line (Northbound) toward Qidu, Keelung
Eastern Line (Southbound) toward Yilan, Su-ao, Hualien, Taitung

Station layout[edit]

Street Level Concourse Entrance/Exit
B1 Connecting Level Ticket gates, waiting area, TRA ticketing, automatic ticket dispensing machines
B2 Platform 1A TRA Western Line toward Taichung, Kaohsiung (Taipei)
Island platform
Platform 1B TRA Eastern Line toward Shulin (Taipei)
Platform 2A TRA Western Line toward Keelung (Nangang)
Island platform
Platform 2B TRA Eastern Line toward Yilan, Hualien, Taitung (Nangang)
Platform Songshan Line (under construction) toward Xindian (Nanjing Sanmin)
Island platform, under construction
Platform Songshan Line (under construction) toward Xindian (Nanjing Sanmin)

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
Western Line
toward Kaohsiung
Preceding station   Taipei Metro   Following station
Terminus Green Line
toward Xindian

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic". Taiwan Railway Administration. 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Ruentex secures Songshan Railway Station project bid". Taipei Times. 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  3. ^ a b c "捷運系統松山線簡介". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  4. ^ "Songshan Project". Railway Reconstruction Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  5. ^ "Underground railway to help local economy". The China Post. 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  6. ^ "New Songshan-Nankang railway tunnel will aid development: Ma". Taiwan News. 2008-09-21. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  7. ^ "連繫捷運松山站與臺鐵的城市光環". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2009-08-01. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 

Coordinates: 25°2′56″N 121°34′40″E / 25.04889°N 121.57778°E / 25.04889; 121.57778

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