Chiayi Station front
|Location||West District, Chiayi City, Taiwan|
|Distance||291.8 km from Keelung|
|Classification||一等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)|
|Opened||April 20, 1902|
|Passengers||21,306 daily (2014)|
Chiayi Station (Chinese: 嘉義車站; pinyin: Jiāyì Chēzhàn; Wade–Giles: Chia1-i4 Ch'e1-chan4) is a railway station located in West District, Chiayi City, Taiwan, which serves Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) Western Line and the Alishan Forest Railway Main Line (Alishan Line).
The station was firstly constructed in 1896 and opened on 20 April 1902 with service on the Western Line. The station was a single-story wooden structure with Japanese style with slant roof and rain-shield walls. The rail line connected to the station roughly divides Chiayi City into two regions. The region located in front of the station prospered as the city business district, while the region located behind the station was scarcely developed. Service to the Alishan Forest Railway began in 1912 from the station. The station was renovated in June 1933 to its current structure.
It is a steel concrete structure with classical symmetry design, simple gables, geometric totems and streamlined modern design. The platform roofs of the railway station were constructed with the railway tracks.
|Preceding station||Taiwan Railway Administration||Following station|
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|Preceding station||Alishan Forest Railway||Following station|
Around the station
- Art Site of Chiayi Railway Warehouse
- Chia-Le-Fu Night Market
- Chiayi City Council
- Chiayi Cultural and Creative Industries Park
- Chiayi Jen Wu Temple
- Renyitan Dam
- Taiwan Hinoki Museum
- Wenhua Road Night Market
- "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
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