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MRT Ximen Station “Golden Pillar Meeting Point” – the Best Rendezvous Landmark

The meeting point pillar at MRT Ximen Station If you are worried about finding your friends in Ximending, fret no more! Taipei Metro's only in-station “Golden Pillar Meeting Point” is located near exit 6 of MRT Ximen Station. Having served more than 16.4 million passengers in 2018, the spot offers travelers free air conditioning, high visibility and shelter from the elements, making it the most appealing rendezvous point in the MRT network.

MRT Ximen Station is the closest station to Ximending, and in particular exit 6 is the most frequently used shortcut among travelers. Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has observed that, despite the use of consumer electronics, passengers rendezvousing at the outdoor square are often unable to find each other; therefore, the company has thoughtfully established the meeting point at the pillar in front of exit 6 of Ximen Station’s lobby, offering travelers a convenient, time-saving rendezvous point with free air conditioning and shelter from the elements.

According to TRTC's statistics, the ridership of Ximen Station increased from 26.58 million in 2016 to 27.09 million in 2017, and 27.35 million in 2018. Particularly, exit 6 is the primary access for travelers; if calculated on the assumption that 60% of the passengers at Ximen Station pass through exit 6, more than 16.4 million people have visited the “Golden Pillar Meeting Point” in 2018, making it the most appealing rendezvous point.

Ximending not only offers the latest in entertainment, trends, and fashion for young people, but is also a quintessential landmark in Taiwan where international travelers can appreciate authentic Taiwanese culture. When meeting at MRT Ximen Station, passengers often choose the “pillar” as the most convenient rendezvous point, waiting for their date in anticipation.

Currently, Taipei’s MRT network comprises 117 stations, with the annual ridership increasing from 739 million in 2016 to 746 million in 2017 and 765 million in 2019, demonstrating a steady increase. Although consumer electronics have become an integral part of modern people's lives, Taipei Metro Ximen Station's “Golden Pillar Meeting Point” enables passengers to put down their smartphones and look for their friends; albeit that travelers only stay here for several minutes, it is nonetheless the perfect location for generating a “pillar economy.”

For related information, please contact the TRTC's 24-hour customer service hotline at (02) 218-12345, 1999 Taipei Citizen Hotline (for callers outside of Taipei, please dial 02-27208889) or the company's website (http://www.metro.taipei/).