In order to alleviate the transportation crowd during the Floral Expo, Houli station has set up an eastern exit
Director General Wang Yi-Chuan of the transportation bureau stated that with the approaching 2018 International Floral Expo, railway transportation will be the main transportion choice for citizens. Due to the fact that Houli station does not have an eastern entrance/exit, the city government and the railway services decided to add an eastern entrance/exit in order to alleviate the crowds and also balance the development of both the eastern and western area.
Director General Wang stated, the city government plans to demolish the veteran village on the east side in order to create space for the transportation station for buses during the Floral Expo. This will not only make it more convenient for citizens to reach the railway, it will also hasten the traveling time and provide a low emission environmental solution.
Houli station is currently a level 3 station mainly serving shuttle trains. It currently has two platforms connected by underground walkways. The eastern station consists of a ticketing booth, the main lobby, restrooms, automatic ticketing services and an automatic door and disabled friendly elevator. It also extends the original overpass and underground pathway and will set up a rain proof walkway to the transportation station.
The transportation bureau noted, the 2018 International Floral Expo will use “Discover GNP” as its main concept. G stands for green environment, N representing natural production and P for humanism in life. The Houli stable and forest park, Fengyuan Huludunpark and Waipu Yungfeng area will be the three main exhibition sites, totaling 60.88 Hectares. There will be 6 exhibition and the Expo will open in November, 2018.