Chiayi railway station

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Chiayi

嘉義
Taiwan Railways Administration
TRA and Alishan Forest railway station
TRA ChiaYi Station.jpg
Exterior
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese嘉義
General information
Location528 Zhongshan Rd
West District, Chiayi
Taiwan
Coordinates23°28′45″N 120°26′28″E / 23.4791°N 120.4411°E / 23.4791; 120.4411Coordinates: 23°28′45″N 120°26′28″E / 23.4791°N 120.4411°E / 23.4791; 120.4411
Line(s)
Distance291.8 km to Keelung via Taichung[1] (TRA)
Connections
Construction
Structure typeGround level
Other information
Station codeA63 (TRA statistical)
ClassificationFirst class (Chinese: 一等) (TRA)[2]
Websitewww.railway.gov.tw/Chiayi/index.aspx (in Chinese) (TRA)
History
Opened1902[3]
Rebuilt1933
Electrified1978-12-19[4]
Previous namesKagi (Japanese: 嘉義)
Traffic
Passengers (2017)7.668 million per year[5]Decrease 1.1% (TRA)
Rank13 out of 228
Services
Preceding station Taiwan Railways Administration Taiwan Railways Following station
Jiabei
towards Keelung
West Coast line Shuishang
towards Kaohsiung
Preceding station Logo of Alishan Forest Railway Alishan Forest Railway Following station
Beimen
towards Shizilu
Main line Terminus
Location
Chiayi is located in Taiwan
Chiayi
Chiayi
Location within Taiwan
A Chiayi station platform for trains on the Alishan Forest Railway.

Chiayi (Chinese: 嘉義; pinyin: Jiāyì) is a railway station in Chiayi, Taiwan served by Taiwan Railways and Alishan Forest Railway.

History[edit]

Map including Chiayi railway station (labeled as 'Station') (1950s)

The station was firstly constructed in 1896 and opened on 20 April 1902 with service on the West Coast 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.[6]

Architecture[edit]

The station is located 30 metres above sea level.[7] The at-grade station has one island platform and one side platform.

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.

Around the station[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 各站營業里程-1.西部幹線. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). 11 December 2008. Archived from the original on 29 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ 車站數-按等級別分 (PDF). Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ 車站沿革. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). 11 December 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  4. ^ 臺灣鐵路電訊. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  5. ^ 臺鐵統計資訊. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 30 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  6. ^ http://travel.chiayi.gov.tw/EN/spotsContent.aspx?id=19&chk=9969856e-0850-4801-aa46-bf5161db70ba
  7. ^ Su, Z.X. (2012). "Stations on the line". Alishan Forest Railway. Archived from the original on 20 October 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2017.

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