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Xinbeitou Station 新北投車站

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Tuesday:10:00 - 18:00

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Introduction

Its origin can be traced back to the days when Taiwan was under Japanese rule. The Xinbeitou branch line was constructed in order to utilize the hot spring for tourism development. Later, the "Xinbeitou Chengjiangsuo (railway stop)" was established and renamed as "Xinbeitou Yi (station)" in 1916 (Taisho 5). The name of the place, Xinbeitou, was thus created. In 1988, because of the suspension of the Beidan Line, the station body was removed and relocated to Taiwan Folk Village in Changhua.

In 2003, the Taipei City Government and non-governmental organizations started striving to bring the station back since people began to notice the significance of cultural assets preservation. After people’s persistent efforts, Ri Rong Assets Co., Ltd. was touched by the citizens’ passion and expectations for the return of the station and donated Xinbeitou Station to the Department of Cultural Affairs of Taipei City Government for free.

In 2016, the reassembly location of the station was determined to be near the original site in Qixing Park. In April 2017, the restoration was finished and the station was open to the public again.

Information

Themes
Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-28915558
Address
No. 1, Qixing St., Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 10:00 - 20:30
Monday Off day
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 20:30
Saturday 10:00 - 20:30

Charge / Ticket

Admission is free

Services & Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Xinbeitou

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Beitou

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  4. 1 Business
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  • liucy752

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    Xinbeitou Historic Train Station

    2021-07

    Near by the Xinbeitou MRT station (Red line R22A), there is a Xinbeitou Historic Train Station. The train station was built in 1916, during the Japanese colonial period. It was dismantled in 1988, and was rebuilt as an exhibit at the Taiwan Folk Village in Changhua (in central Taiwan). In 2017, it was moved back to the present location for permanent exhibition. The renovated building is a Japanese-Western style architecture, having a wooden structure and black copper roof tiles. It was declared that the reborn building is reconstructed by the original material. Actually, and unfortunately, some parts of the structure have been modified by using modern materials. This causes criticism from many heritage protection experts. Now the building serves as a tourist information center, a souvenir shop, and a small museum exhibits photos and collections showing the history about Xinbeitou Train Station and Beitou. Free admission.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Hot springs express

    2021-05

    "Xinbeitou" meanns "New Beitou." To get to Xinbeitou, you take the MRT Red Line to Beitou, then change trains, The trip to Xinbeitou is very short. The short trip will take you to the hot springs area. The ceremonial gate is quite impressive, it is in traditional Chinese style.
  • PaulSiow

    Petaling Jaya, Malasia

    Attractive arch at entrance with Chinese architecture

    2019-11

    The first thing you noticed on stepping out of this station is the tall arch with Chinese roofs. Outside Xinbeitou station are hotels, shops and restaurants. We get the feeling this station is dedicated for easy access to the Beitou hot spring area. many locals and tourists visit the hot springs.
  • Bulatai

    Sídney, Australia

    Entry way to hot springs area

    2020-02

    This station connects to Beito station by a short train ride. The station is the entry wY to the hot springs area. It’s clean and decorated with Characters promoting the hot springs area. The train that goes between the 2 stations is decorated with characters as well and shows a video about the hot springs area. The old Xinbeito station is nearby and is a museum.
  • Mike S

    Sídney, Australia

    It's a station

    2019-12

    But a well catered one for tourists and right at the base of where you want to go. Trains are frequent.

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