Keelung Station

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Keelung Station
基隆車站
TRA KeeLung Station.jpg
Keelung Station
Location
City Keelung
District(s) Ren'ai
Info
Type At-Grade
History
Opened October 20, 1891
Former name 雞籠 (Chinese)
基隆驛 (Japanese)
Rail services
Line(s)      Western Line (092)
Daily Ridership 15,321 (2010)[1]
Operator(s) Taiwan Railway Administration
Taiwan Railway Administration Station
Level 一等站
Zhuyin Code ㄐㄌ
Mileage
(from Keelung)
0.0 km
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
Keelung Station
Traditional Chinese 基隆車站
Simplified Chinese 基隆车站

Keelung Station (Chinese: 基隆車站; pinyin: Jīlóng Chēzhàn) is a station and the northern terminus of the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) Western Line in Ren'ai District, Keelung City, Taiwan.

Overview[edit]

The third-generation Keelung Station, opened in 1908.

The station structure is three stories (two aboveground, one underground). It has one side platform and one island platform.

History[edit]

  • October 20, 1891: When the segment from Keelung to Shuifanjiao opened for service, a station to the north of the current station opened, Keelung Train Pier (雞籠火車碼頭).
  • October 20, 1893: The rail line from Keelung to Taipei is completed.
  • October 30, 1908: The third-generation station (with clocktower) opens for service. The style is similar to Hsinchu and Taichung opened at around the same time.
  • April 1914: The rail line from Keelung to Badu is completed.
  • January 23, 1967: The current station (the fourth-generation) is completed.
  • 1968: Station underpass is completed.
  • April 5, 1968: The Keelung Railway Restaurant is added to the station.
  • June 6, 1985: The aforementioned restaurant closes.
  • June 8, 2013: One of the station's footbridges collapsed, injuring one woman and delaying the train schedule.[2]

Platform layout[edit]

1
3
4
1
2A
2B
Western Line (Southbound departure) Toward Qidu, Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Pingtung
Eastern Line (Southbound departure, through service) Toward Yilan, Hualien (through Qidu)

Future development[edit]

As part of the "Keelung Station Reconstruction Project" announced by the Executive Yuan in July 2007, Keelung Station will be relocated to the south of Zhong 1st Road.[3] As an urban renewal project, the station will be moved underground. The new station will be equipped with two island platforms and four tracks, and will cost an estimated NT$2.627 billion.The project includes 1.5 km (0.93 mi) of track, including the route to Sankeng Station. It is expected to be completed by December 2013, and will eliminate two level crossings.[4]

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
Terminus Western Line
toward Kaohsiung

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic". Taiwan Railway Administration. 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  2. ^ http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/local/taipei/2013/06/09/380752/Footbridge-collapses.htm
  3. ^ "Keelung Project". Railway Reconstruction Bureau. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  4. ^ "基隆計畫". Railway Reconstruction Bureau. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°7′57″N 121°44′22″E / 25.13250°N 121.73944°E / 25.13250; 121.73944