Kaohsiung Station

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TRA Logo.svgKaohsiung Station
Kaohsiung Main Station
TRA Logo.svg 高雄車站
Kaohsiung Station.JPG
Kaohsiung Railway station
Location
Municipality Kaohsiung
District(s) Sanmin
Address Jianguo 2nd Road, No. 318
Info
Type Temporary Station: At-Grade/Underground
(Underground station under construction)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
History
Opened June 22, 1941
Rail services
Line(s)      Red Line (R11)
     Western Line (185)
Daily Ridership TRA: 43,523 (2010)[1]
MRT: 26,456 (Jan. 2011)[2]
Operator(s) Taiwan Railway Administration
Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation
Taiwan Railway Administration Station
Level 特等站
Zhuyin Code ㄍㄠ
Mileage
(from Keelung)
(from Kaohsiung)

399.8 km
0.0
km
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
Kaohsiung Station
Traditional Chinese 高雄車站
Simplified Chinese 高雄车站

Kaohsiung Station (Chinese: 高雄車站; pinyin: Gāoxióng Chēzhàn) is a railway station located in Sanmin District of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China, which serves the Taiwan Railway Administration Western Line, Pingtung Line and the Kaohsiung MRT Red Line. There is a plan to extend Taiwan High Speed Rail from Zuoying to this station.

Overview[edit]

TRA Station[edit]

The temporary TRA station is a three-level aboveground station connected by elevated walkways between train platforms. It is divided into front and back stations. At ground level, there are four island platforms and twelve tracks (previously thirteen tracks). Eight of the tracks are aligned with platforms.

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Numbering starts on the left (south side).

Kaohsiung MRT Station[edit]

Kaohsiung MRT Station Entrance.
Kaohsiung Old Station Building.

The Kaohsiung MRT station is a two-level, underground station with one exit.[3] It is located at Jianguo 2nd Road.

The entire station is currently undergoing construction as part of a project to move all rail lines through Kaohsiung underground. Though the station is functional, many areas are not operating at full capacity. Kaohsiung Main Station's platform only allows for three-car configurations while all other stations on the Red Line have platforms that can accommodate six-car configurations. Construction is expected to be completed after 2012.

Layout[edit]

G Street level Entrance/Exit
B1 Concourse Lobby, information desk, automatic ticket machines, one-way faregates
B2 Platform 1 KMRT Red Line toward Siaogang (Formosa Boulevard)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2 KMRT Red Line toward Gangshan South (Houyi)

History[edit]

TRA Station[edit]

  • 1900 Takau (打狗) station opened with the opening of Tainan-Takau line where there is Kaohsiung Harbor Station today.
  • 1907 Fongshan branch (extended to today's Pingtung Line) opened.
  • 1920 Takau Station was renamed to Kaohsiung (Takao in Japanese) Station.
  • 1933 Construction of new station on Fongshan branch started.
  • Jun 22, 1941 Kaohsiung Station (new) opened and old Kaohsiung Station was renamed to Kaohsiung Harbor Station.

KMRT Station[edit]

Nearby stations[edit]

Old railway map of Kaohsiung
Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA)
Western Line
Pingtung Line
Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit
Red Line

Vicinity of the station[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Nearby stations[edit]

Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
Western Line
Taiwan Trunk Line
Terminus
Terminus Pingtung Line
toward Fangliao
Preceding station   Kaohsiung MRT   Following station
Red Line
toward Siaogang

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic". Taiwan Railway Administration. 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  2. ^ "統計資訊 > 統計月報". Transportation Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  3. ^ "高雄車站". 高雄捷運公司. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 

Coordinates: 22°38′24″N 120°18′10″E / 22.64000°N 120.30278°E / 22.64000; 120.30278