Local transportation 3: Conference site transportation

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From Taipei Main Station (台北車站) to Jiantan/Chien Tan (劍潭)

Floor map of the main building of the Taipei Main Station

One can travel from the Taipei Main Station to the Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center (劍潭海外青年活動中心; CTOYAC) by Taipei City Bus or Taipei MRT (metro Taipei). Taipei Main Station refers to an area where most inter- and intra-city transportation networks converge at in Taipei. Consult Floor Guide of Taipei Main Station, and Bus Route Map, TTIA-Taipei Main Station to guide you through the station area.

Attention: The transliteration of Chien Tan in Hanyu Pinyin is Jiantan. Therefore you may come across references to Jiantan instead.

Bus (公車)

  • Take Taipei City Bus No. 218, 220, 260 or 310 from the north side of Taipei Railway Station main building. Get off at the "Jiantan (劍潭)" bus stop. The Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center should be located across the street towards the southwest direction. The bus fare should be NT$15. Purchase an EasyCard if you plan to frequently use Taipei's public transportation system. (This bus stop is actually closer than the #MRT (捷運) stop.)

Taxi (計程車)

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  • Hail a taxi and show the following Chinese words to the driver : 劍潭海外青年活動中心 (Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activities Center). Most of the taxi drivers do not understand English, although they will do their best to communicate with non-locals.

MRT (捷運)

Enter the Taipei Railway Station.
TRA Taipei Station East 3 Gate.JPG After alighting from the freeway bus at the stop near the Taipei Railway Station, walk to the Taipei Railway Station building and enter the station by the East 3 Gate.
Go downstairs.
300px Take the escalator near the post office to reach B1.
Pass though the Eslite Taipei MRT Mall to reach the MRT Taipei Main Station entrance.
Eslite Taipei MRT Mall.JPG After arriving at B1, turn right (or left if you move downstairs by other escalators) and follow the signs leading to the MRT Taipei Main Station. You will have to take escalators to B2, where the fare gates and ticket machines are located.
Buy a single journey ticket/token unless you have purchased an EasyCard.
MRT Taipei Main Station touchscreen ticket machine 20070510.jpg
MRT Taipei Main Station IC token vending machine 20070510.jpg
After arriving B2, purchase your single journey ticket (magnetic card or IC token) at a ticket vending machine. Fare between Taipei Main Station and Jiantan Station is NT$20.
(Left: magnetic card vending machine; Right: IC token vending machine)
Proceed to the Danshui Line (淡水線) platform.
Concourse of MRT Taipei Main Station.JPG Pass the fare gate and follow the signs leading to the Danshui Line platform. Three escalators from the concourse level lead to the Danshui Line platform. One escalator goes directly to B4, where the platform is located. The two other escalators only reach B3, making it necessary to reach B4 through an additional escalator.
Wait for trains.
MRT Taipei Main Station Platform 1 20070503.jpg Wait at Platform 1 for trains bound for Danshui (淡水) or Beitou (北投). The travel time from this station to Jiantan Station is about 10 minutes.
See the From MRT Jiantan Station to CTOYAC section for instructions on walking to the CTOYAC.

From MRT Yuanshan Station (捷運圓山站) to Jiantan/Chien Tan (劍潭)

Enter the MRT Yuanshan Station
300px After alighting from the freeway bus at the MRT Yuanshan Station bus stop, walk north to the MRT station and enter the station though Exit 1.
Buy a single journey ticket unless you have an EasyCard.
Taipei MRT Yuanshan Station ticket vending machine 20070505.jpg Purchase a single journey ticket (magnetic card or IC token) from a ticket vending machine. Fare between Yuanshan Station and Jiantan Station is NT$20.
Proceed to the platform and wait for trains.
Platform 1 of Yuanshan Station.jpg Pass the fare gate, move upstairs by escalator , and wait at Platform 1 for trains bounding for Danshui or Beitou.

From MRT Jiantan Station (捷運劍潭站) to CTOYAC

Get off at MRT Jiantan Station.
LED in TRTC rolling stock.jpg Pay attention to the electronic information display system as well as the station arrival announcements in order to know when to depart from the train.
Go downstairs to Exit 2.
Exit 2 of Jiantan 1.jpg Many signs direct you to Exit 2 and the CTOYAC. Follow those signs in the station to move downstairs by stairs or escalator.
Leave Jiantan Station by Exit 2.
Exit 2 of Jiantan 2.jpg Pass the fare gate, and leave the station by the right side of Exit 2.
Walk along the bikeway.
Bikeway outside of Jiantan Station 20070430.jpg Walk through a motorcycle parking lot, and follow the bikeway.
Cut across a small park to the roadside sidewalk.
Small Park on the side of Zhongshan N Road.JPG Cut across a small park on your left. Then turn right to the roadside sidewalk of Zhongshan North Road (中山北路) and move forward.
Pass a special designed pedestrian underpass entrance. Do not take the underpass! ! !
Tapei underground passage 1.jpg When you walk along the sidewalk, you'll see a special designed pedestrian underpass entrance on the right side.
Arriving at the main gate of CTOYAC.
Enterance of CTOYAC.jpg Go through the main gate, and you'll arrive at the main building complex.

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