THSR Taichung Station

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This article is about THSR Taichung Station. For TRA Taichung Station, see Taichung Station.
THSR Taichung Station
高鐵台中站
Taiwan HighSpeedRail TaiChung Station 4.JPG
THSR Taichung Station
Location
Municipality Taichung
District(s) Wuri
Address No. 8, Kaotie Pei Rd.[1]
Info
Type Elevated
History
Opened October 24, 2006
Rail services
Line(s)      Taiwan High Speed Rail (TAC)
Daily Ridership 48,068 (2013)[2]
Operator(s) Taiwan High Speed Rail
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station.
THSR Taichung Station lobby
THSR Taichung Station front
THSR Taichung Station northbound platforms

THSR Taichung Station (Chinese: 高鐵台中站; pinyin: Gāotiě Táizhōng Zhàn) is an elevated station of the Taiwan High Speed Rail located in Wuri District, Taichung City, Taiwan. Transfers can be made to Xinwuri Station on the TRA Western Line. It is currently the only operational high speed rail station in Central Taiwan before any additional stations become operational, making this station the most isolated of all THSR stations. The distance to the north to Hsinchu is 93 km, and south to Chiayi is 85 km.

Overview[edit]

The station is elevated and has two island platforms. There are a total of 10 exits for the station. It is the farthest station by distance from adjacent stations, going as far south (85.9 km (53.4 mi)) to Chiayi and as far north (93.5 km (58.1 mi)) to Hsinchu.[3]

History[edit]

  • October 24, 2006: The station opened for service.
  • January 5, 2007: The segment from Banciao to Zuoying opens for service. The station becomes a stopping station.

Platform layout[edit]

1
2
1A
1B
Taiwan High Speed Rail (Southbound) Toward Chiayi, Tainan, Zuoying
3
4
Taiwan High Speed Rail
(Passing tracks)
5
6
2A
2B
Taiwan High Speed Rail (Northbound) Toward Hsinchu, Taoyuan, Taipei

Station layout[edit]

3F Platform 1A THSR toward Zuoying (Chiayi)
Island platform
Platform 1B THSR toward Zuoying (Chiayi)
Passing track THSR through service
Passing track THSR through service
Platform 2A THSR toward Taipei (Hsinchu)
Island platform
Platform 2B THSR toward Taipei (Hsinchu)
2F Lobby Entrance/Exit, information desk, tourism counter, shops
Ticketing, automatic ticket machines, faregates, waiting area
Restrooms, nursery
Passageway (with TRA Xinwuri Station)
Street Level Outside Area Parking lot, buses, transfers, taxi stand
Drop-off area

Service routes[edit]

Currently, all high speed rail trains stop at this station, either as a stop or as a terminus.[3]

Around the station[edit]

Preceding station   Taiwan High Speed Rail   Following station
toward Taipei
Taiwan High Speed Rail
toward Zuoying

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Destinations". Taiwan High Speed Rail. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Table 2-9 Passenger Traffic of High-Speed Rail Stations" (PDF). Ministry of Transportation and Communications. January 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-1.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Timetable 101201" (PDF) (in Chinese). THSRC. 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 

Coordinates: 24°6′42.19″N 120°36′57.33″E / 24.1117194°N 120.6159250°E / 24.1117194; 120.6159250