Linkou Line

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Linkou Line
DR2510 Train on LinkouLine.jpg
Overview
Native name 林口線
Type Passenger/freight rail
Termini Taoyuan
Linkou
(Linkou Power Plant)
Stations 9
Operation
Opened January 1, 1968
Closed December 28, 2012 (passenger)
December 31, 2012 (freight)
Owner Taiwan Railways Administration
Operator(s) Taiwan Railways Administration
Technical
Line length 18.4 km (11.4 mi)
Number of tracks 1
Track gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Electrification None

The Linkou Line (Chinese: 林口線; pinyin: Línkǒu Xiàn) is a railway branch line in Taiwan formerly operated by the Taiwan Railway Administration. It is located in Taoyuan City and New Taipei City. The Linkou line is no longer in operation, having been suspended in December 2012.

History[edit]

The railroad was originally built to transport coal to the Linkou Power Plant and was opened on January 1, 1968. But owing to the traffic policy of Taoyuan County, the local government made this line available for passenger service on October 27, 2005.

Passenger service on the Linkou Line ended on December 28, 2012, followed by freight services on December 31, 2012, due to the grade-separation of the northern section of the TRA Taiwan Trunk Line.

Services[edit]

While still in operation, service was only on work days, excluding government holidays.

Stations[edit]

Station Name Transfers and Notes Location
Hanyu Chinese
Taoyuan 桃園 Taiwan Railways Administration Taiwan Trunk Line (N) Taoyuan Taoyuan
Taoyuan Senior High School 桃園高中
Baoshan 寶山
Nanxiang 南祥 Guishan
Wufu 五福 Freight only Luzhu
Changxing 長興
Haishan 海山
Haihu 海湖
Linkou 林口 Freight only Linkou New Taipei

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