Changhua 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 March 26, 1905
Previous names 彰化驛 (Japanese)
Traffic
Passengers 29,090 daily (2014)[1]

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

The station is a planned stop on the Taichung Metro Red Line, currently under construction.

History[edit]

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

Platform layout[edit]

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

Around the station[edit]

Nearby stations[edit]

Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Zhunan
Taichung Line
Mountain
Terminus
toward Keelung
West Coast Line
Coastal
toward 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