Qiaotou Station

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Taiwan Railways Administration
Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit
TRA CiaoTou Station.jpg
TRA Qiaotou Station
Location Qiaotou, Kaohsiung
Operated by
Distance 382.0 km from Keelung
Platforms 2 island platforms
1 side platform
Connections Bus stop
Structure type Elevated/At-Grade
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Classification 三等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)
Opened TRA: May 15, 1901
MRT: March 9, 2008
Passengers MRT: 6,490 daily (Jan. 2011)[1]
Qiaotou Station
Traditional Chinese 橋頭火車站/橋頭車站
Simplified Chinese 桥头火车站/桥头车站

Qiaotou Station (Chinese: 橋頭車站; pinyin: Qiáotóu Chēzhàn; MRT: Ciaotou Station) is a railway station located in Qiaotou District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, which serves the Taiwan Railway Administration Western Line and Kaohsiung MRT Red Line.

Station overview[edit]

A Kaohsiung MRT train at the platform.

This three-level station is serves the TRA and Kaohsiung MRT. TRA services operate at ground-level platforms, while KMRT services operate on an elevated platform. The KMRT station is elevated with an island platform.[2] It is located on Zhanqian St. and has two exits. The station is 185 meters long.

Station layout[edit]

3F Platform 1 KMRT Red Line toward Siaogang (Ciaotou Sugar Refinery)
Island platform, doors open on the left
Platform 2 KMRT Red Line toward Gangshan South (Terminus)
Concourse Lobby, information desk, automatic ticket machines, one-way faregates, Restrooms (Near Exit 2)
Street Level Entrance/Exit Entrance/Exit
Side Platform
Platform 1 TRA Western Line toward Taichung, Taipei (Gangshan)
Platform 2A TRA Western Line toward Kaohsiung, Pingtung (Nanzi)
Island Platform
Platform 2B TRA Western Line toward Kaohsiung, Pingtung (Nanzi)


  • Exit 1: Ciaotou Sugar Refinery (West Exit) Accessibility-directory.svg
  • Exit 2: TRA Qiaotou Station (East Exit) Accessibility-directory.svg


TRA Station[edit]

  • May 15, 1901 : Opened for service.

KMRT Station[edit]

  • March 9, 2008 : Red Line between Qiaotou and Xiaogang opened.

Around the station[edit]

  • Qiaotou Township Office
  • Taiwan Sugar Kaohsiung Factory
  • Qiaotou Junior High School
    • Qiaotou Junior High School Swimming Pool
  • Qiaotou Elementary School
  • Qiaotou Old Street
  • Station Front Retail Building
  • Hongren Hospital
  • Taiwan Power Company Service Office
  • Taiwan Sugar Museum (Kaohsiung)

Nearby stations[edit]

Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
West Coast Line
toward Kaohsiung
Preceding station   Kaohsiung MRT   Following station
Red Line
toward Siaogang

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "統計資訊 > 統計月報". Transportation Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  2. ^ "橋頭火車站". 高雄捷運公司. Archived from the original on July 17, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 

Coordinates: 22°45′38″N 120°18′38″E / 22.76056°N 120.31056°E / 22.76056; 120.31056