Beimen railway station

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Coordinates: 23°29′18.8″N 120°27′14.7″E / 23.488556°N 120.454083°E / 23.488556; 120.454083

Beimen
北門車站
Peimen Station03.jpg
Location East, Chiayi City, Taiwan
Owned by Alishan Forest Railway
Operated by Forestry Bureau
Line(s) Alishan
Train operators Alishan Forest Railway
History
Opened 1 October 1912 (1912-10-01)
Services
Preceding station   Alishan Forest Railway   Following station
Chiayi   Alishan   Lumachan

Beimen (Chinese: 北門車站; pinyin: Běimén Chēzhàn) (literally "North gate") is a railway station on the Forestry Bureau Alishan Forest Railway line located in East District, Chiayi City, Taiwan.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 October 1912. On 16 May 1998 the station caught in fire which resulted the 40% burning of station right side. The Chiayi Forest District Office then planned a budget to restore the station and restoration work was completed on 7 November the same year. In August 1999, section of the railway between Fenqihu Station and Alishan Station was badly damaged by Typhoon Morakot. After restoration efforts, a successful trail run of the train between Beimen Station and Alishan Station was made on 16 September 2015.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The station is a Japanese architectural style building made of wood.[3]

Around the station[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transport in Chiayi". Lonely Planet. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Typhoon damage stops Alishan forest railway at Fenchihu stop". The China Post. 5 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Su, Z.X. (2012). "Stations on the line". Alishan Forest Railway. Retrieved 20 October 2017.