Taipei Main Station is the city’s transportation hub. (CNA photo April 8, 2020)

Big underground maze in heart of Taipei

Taipei Main Station is the busiest station in Taipei Metro's network, accounting for 7.6 percent of the traffic, with daily passenger numbers of 316,000 on average. The station, with four levels below the surface, connects passengers to services of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp.(HSR), as well as the nearby long-haul bus terminal and the Taoyuan Metro's line to the country's main international airport.

Taipei Main Station’s share of total passenger traffic
A three-dimensional map of the underground section of Taipei Main Station. (Graphic: weijidai)

Apart from the metro station itself, Taipei Main Station also comprises five underground malls connected by many passageways in between. Visitors, as well as locals, sometimes get lost in the giant underground maze, which has led to the Taipei City government creating the Taipei Navi app just for the station.

The Taipei Navi app, which offers directions in Mandarin, English, Japanese and Korean (Images: Google Play)
2019 ranking
Changes in passenger traffic: Taipei Main Station