Changhua TRA station

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Changhua
彰化
Taiwan Railways Administration
Changhua Station.jpg
Location Changhua City, Changhua County
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance 210.9 km from Keelung
90.2 km from Zhunan
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type At-Grade
Other information
Classification 一等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)
History
Opened 26 March 1905
Rebuilt 15 June 1959
Previous names 彰化驛 (Japanese)
Traffic
Passengers 29,090 daily (2014)[1]

Changhua (Chinese: 彰化車站; pinyin: Zhānghuà Chēzhàn) is a railway station on the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) West Coast line located in Changhua City, Changhua County, Taiwan. It is located at the southern junction of the Taichung line and Coastal line, where the line continues onto the southern section of the West Coast line.

Overview[edit]

Changhua Station when it first opened in 1905.
A TRA EMU700 train approaches the station.
Changhua roundhouse at Changhua, Taiwan, built in 1922, still remain in use now.

The station has two island platforms and one side platform. Currently, there is an overpass at the south side of the station to access the back station platforms. A cross-platform station is currently under construction on the north side.

History[edit]

  • 26 March 1905: The station opened as Changhua-eki (彰化驛).
  • 1918: The second-generation station was completed.
  • 1922: The fan-shaped depot was constructed, as well as an overpass for the station.
  • 10 December 1958: Construction on the current station is completed.
  • 15 June 1959: The current station begins service. Also, a restaurant in the station was built (it has since ceased operating).
  • 19 January 2004: The fan-shaped depot is designated as a historical site.
  • 27 May 2005: Renovation on the fan-shaped depot is completed.
  • 25 February 2008: In order to increase service, the Taroko Express begins stopping at the station.

Platform layout[edit]

1 1 West Coast line (Southbound) Toward Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung
South-Link line (Southbound) Toward Taitung
Jiji line (Southbound) Toward Jiji, Checheng
2 2B West Coast line (Northbound, through traffic) Toward Taichung, Hsinchu, Taipei, Keelung
West Coast line (Southbound, through traffic) Toward Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung
West Coast line (Northbound departure for Coastal line) Toward Dajia, Zhunan, Hsinchu
3 3A West Coast line (Northbound) Toward Taichung, Hsinchu, Taipei, Keelung
West Coast line (Southbound cross-line) Toward Suao, Hualien, Taitung
4 3B West Coast line (Northbound) Toward Taichung, Hsinchu, Taipei, Keelung
West Coast line (Northbound departure) Toward Taichung, Hsinchu, Taipei, Keelung
West Coast line (Southbound Departure) Toward Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung

Around the station[edit]

Nearby stations[edit]

Preceding station ROC Taiwan Railways Administration Logo.svg Taiwan Railways Administration Following station
Chenggong
towards Zhunan
Taichung line Terminus
Zhuifen
towards Keelung
West Coast line Huatan
towards Kaohsiung

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°04′53.4″N 120°32′18.0″E / 24.081500°N 120.538333°E / 24.081500; 120.538333