Duoliang Station

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Duoliang Station
多良車站
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General information
Typeformer railway station
LocationTaimali, Taitung County, Taiwan
Coordinates22°30′27.0″N 120°57′32.0″E / 22.507500°N 120.958889°E / 22.507500; 120.958889Coordinates: 22°30′27.0″N 120°57′32.0″E / 22.507500°N 120.958889°E / 22.507500; 120.958889
InauguratedOctober 1992
Closed2006

The Duoliang Station (traditional Chinese: 多良車站; simplified Chinese: 多良车站; pinyin: Duōliáng Chēzhàn) is a former railway station in Duoliang Village, Taimali Township, Taitung County, Taiwan. It has become a popular tourist attraction, with the platform turned into an observation deck overlooking the rail track and the Pacific coastline.

History[edit]

The station was inaugurated in October 1992.[1] On 1 October 2006 the station was closed due to low passenger traffic.[2][3] After that, the roads connecting the platform were removed.[4][5] On 31 March 2019, the station was closed for upgrading works.[6] The local government made a small renovation work at the former station building where they expanded the observation deck above the tracks.[7] On 1 February 2021, the station began charging visitors entrance fee to the station which is used as cleaning fee.[8]

Transportation[edit]

The station is located along and parallel with Provincial Highway 9.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liao, George (18 June 2020). "'Most beautiful train station in Taiwan' could reopen March 2022". Taiwan News. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  2. ^ Liao, George (1 February 2021). "Admission tickets to Duoliang train station in eastern Taiwan sell briskly". Taiwan News. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  3. ^ Chang, Chi; Liu, Kay (10 October 2020). "Disused station's popularity creates rail safety hazards". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Duoliang Station". Taitung Taiwan's Treasure. 1 February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Duoliang Train Station". RoundTAIWANRound. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  6. ^ Wang, Hsiu-ting; Hsiao, Sherry (14 June 2019). "Taitung tourist railway station to reopen in July". Taipei Times. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  7. ^ Crook, Steven (29 May 2020). "Highways and Byways: Taiwan's retired railway stations". Taipei Times. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  8. ^ Lee, Shien-feng; Lin, Ko (2 February 2021). "Disused tourist attraction station begins charging NT$10 cleaning fee". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  9. ^ Liao, George (18 June 2020). "'Most beautiful train station in Taiwan' could reopen March 2022". Taiwan News. Retrieved 6 November 2020.