Hsinchu Station

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This article is about TRA Hsinchu Station. For the high-speed rail station, see THSR Hsinchu Station.
Taiwan Railways Administration
TRA Hsinchu Station.jpg
Hsinchu Station's historic station front
Location No. 445, Chunghua Rd. Section 2
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Operated by
Distance 106.4 km from Keelung
Platforms 2 Island platforms, 1 side platform
Structure type Surface
Other information
Classification 一等(1st) (Taiwan Railways Administration level)
Opened October 30, 1893 (original)
March 31, 1913 (present building)
Passengers 43,132 daily (2014)[1]
Hsinchu Station
Traditional Chinese 新竹車站
Simplified Chinese 新竹车站

Hsinchu Station (Chinese: 新竹車站; pinyin: Xīnzhú Chēzhàn) is a railway station on the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) Western Line and the Neiwan Line. It is located in East District, Hsinchu City, Taiwan. Hsinchu Station is a major station on the Western Line and the western terminus of the Neiwan Line.


There are two island platforms and one side platform, as well as the historic fourth-generation European-style station building which opened in 1913, during Japanese rule.


Except Tzu-Chiang Limited Express southbound 133, 143, northbound 138, and some Taroko Expresses, all other trains stop at Hsinchu Station. It is also the main destination of commuter local trains in Northern Taiwan. Neiwan Line trains travel from this station to Neiwan Station. Connection to the THSR Hsinchu Station is available through Liujia Line (which branches off from the Neiwan Line's Zhuzhong Station).

Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
West Coast Line
toward Kaohsiung
Terminus Neiwan Line
toward Neiwan

Around the station[edit]

Sister stations[edit]

Hsinchu Station has "sister station" agreements with Grand Central Terminal in USA since August 2013 and with Tokyo Station in Japan since February 2015.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Tokyo Station to get a sister station in Taiwan". The Japan Times. Japan: The Japan Times Ltd. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 

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Coordinates: 24°48′7.38″N 120°58′18.54″E / 24.8020500°N 120.9718167°E / 24.8020500; 120.9718167