Keelung Station

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Keelung
基隆
Taiwan Railways Administration
Station lobby and faregates, TRA Keelung Station 20170107.jpg
Station lobby and faregates
Location Ren'ai, Keelung
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance 0.0 km from Keelung
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type At-Grade
Other information
Classification 一等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)
History
Opened October 20, 1891 (original)
June 29, 2015 (present building)
Previous names Kelung (Chinese: 雞籠)
Kīrun-eki (Japanese: 基隆驛?)
Traffic
Passengers 18,479 daily (2014)[1]
Keelung Station
Traditional Chinese 基隆車站
Simplified Chinese 基隆车站

Keelung Station (Chinese: 基隆車站; pinyin: Jīlóng Chēzhàn) is a station and the northern terminus of the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) Western Line in Ren'ai District, Keelung City, Taiwan. The station was built in 1891, and has gone through several renovations.

Overview[edit]

The third-generation Keelung Station, opened in 1908.
The fourth-generation Keelung Station, January 2007

The station structure is three stories (two aboveground, one underground). It has one side platform and one island platform.

Platform layout[edit]

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Western Line (Southbound departure) Toward Qidu, Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Pingtung
Western Line (Southbound departure) Toward Qidu, Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Pingtung

History[edit]

  • October 20, 1891: A station to the north of the current station was opened (Keelung Train Pier, Chinese: 雞籠火車碼頭) when the railroad segment from Keelung to Tsui-tng-ka Pier was completed.
  • October 20, 1893: The rail line from Keelung to Taipeh (Taipei) was completed.
  • October 30, 1908: The third-generation station (with clock tower) was opened for service. The style is similar to Hsinchu and Taichung stations, which opened at around the same time.
  • April 1914: The rail line from Keelung to Haccho was completed.
  • January 23, 1967: The fourth-generation station was completed.
  • 1968: Station underpass was completed.
  • April 5, 1968: The Keelung Railway Restaurant was added to the station.
  • June 6, 1985: The aforementioned restaurant closed.
  • June 8, 2013: One of the station's footbridges collapsed, injuring one woman and delaying the train schedule.[2]
  • June 29, 2015: The current (fifth-generation) station was completed, at a new location to the south of Zhong 1st Road.[3] The NT$2.6 billion project included 1.5 km (0.93 mi) of track, including the route to Sankeng Station, and the elimination of two level crossings.[4][5] The previous station will be converted into an art exhibition venue.[6]

Around the station[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Footbridge collapses at Keelung train station, one woman injured". The China Post. June 9, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Keelung Project". Railway Reconstruction Bureau. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  4. ^ 基隆計畫. Railway Reconstruction Bureau. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  5. ^ "TRA station inaugurated in Keelung". Taiwan Today. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). June 30, 2015. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Colorful Exit". Formosa English News. Formosa Television. October 18, 2015. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 

External links[edit]

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

Coordinates: 25°7′57″N 121°44′22″E / 25.13250°N 121.73944°E / 25.13250; 121.73944