Badu Station

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Badu
八堵
Taiwan Railways Administration
TRA BaDu Station.jpg
Badu Station
Location 142 Badu Rd.
Nuannuan, Keelung
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance 3.7 km from Keelung, 0 km from Badu
Platforms 1 Island platform, 2 side platforms
Connections Bus stops
Construction
Structure type At-Grade
History
Opened July 20, 1899 (original)
1986 (present building)
Traffic
Passengers 5,722 daily (2014)[1]
Badu Station platform

Badu Station (Chinese: 八堵車站; pinyin: Bādǔ Chēzhàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Peh-tó͘ Chhia-chām) (formerly transliterated as Patu Station until 2003) is a railway station at the junction of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) Western Line and the Yilan Line. It is the western terminus of the Yilan Line and is located in Nuannuan District, Keelung, Taiwan.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1899, during Japanese rule. In April 1914, the rail line from Keelung to Haccho (Badu) was completed. The station has served as an important transfer point between the Western Line and the Yilan line since 1919, when the first segment of the Yilan line was built in the same year. The current station building was completed in 1986, and a memorial to the victims of the February 28 Incident was unveiled outside the station in 1994. Now it is one of the busiest stations in southern Keelung, with more than 5,000 passengers per day as of 2014.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
West Coast Line
toward Kaohsiung
Terminus Yilan Line
toward Su'ao


Coordinates: 25°6′29.67″N 121°43′44.1″E / 25.1082417°N 121.728917°E / 25.1082417; 121.728917