Miaoli Station front
|Location||Weigong Rd., No. 1
|Distance||140.6 km from Keelung|
|Classification||一等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)|
|Opened||March 25, 1903|
|Passengers||13,320 daily (2014)|
Miaoli Station (Chinese: 苗栗車站; pinyin: Miáolì Chēzhàn) is a railway station on the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) Western Line (Mountain Line). It is located in Miaoli City, Miaoli County, Taiwan.
The station has one side platform and one island platform. It also has a tourist information center. Miaoli Station is an important station on the Taichung Line and has facilities for freight/cargo services.
- May 25, 1903: The first station, a wooden station, opened for service as Byōritsu-eki (苗栗驛?).
- 1930: The station is reconstructed as a brick building.
- April 21, 1935: After the 1935 Shinchiku-Taichū earthquake, the station was rebuilt.
- April 24, 1935: The station train depot is reconstructed.
- 1943: The station was destroyed by bombing during the Pacific War.
- August 1955: Due to increased traffic at the station, platform 1 was reconstructed, the elevated walkway was demolished, and a new underground tunnel was constructed.
- November 1975: The third-generation station was reconstructed using reinforced concrete as a two-story station.
- 1978: The second story and the station entrance are reconstructed to include a clock.
- 1997: Due to the construction for double-tracking of the Mountain Line, the station is once again reconstructed including the entrance, the platforms, and expansion of the station.
- October 11, 1998: After the completion of the double-tracking project, the station becomes a stop.
- June 10, 1999: The TRA Railroad Museum opens for service.
- November 1, 2006: The Fu-an Underground Passage opens for use.
- June 25, 2008: The Taroko Express begins servicing the station.
- June 16, 2009: The station becomes an origin point for the Tzu-Chiang Limited Express.
- October 29, 2010: The construction for a cross-platform station design begins.
- December 22, 2010: As part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Republic of China, the TRA begins running a Miaoli to Hualien service (via the South-Link Line).
|1||1||■ Western Line (Southbound)||Toward Taichung, Chiayi, Kaohsiung, Pingtung|
|2||(No platform)||■ Transfer Line||Parking/Transfer Track|
|3||2A||■ Western Line (Northbound)||Toward Taoyuan, Taipei, Qidu, Keelung|
|■ Eastern Line (Cross-line Southbound)||Toward Yilan, Suao, Hualien, Taitung|
|4||2B||■ Western Line (Southbound, originating)||Toward Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Taitung, Hualien|
|■ Western Line - Coastal Line, (Northbound, originating via the Chengzhui Line)||Toward Yuanli, Taipei, Hualien, Taitung|
|■ Western Line (Northbound, originating)||Toward Keelung, Suao, Hualien, Taitung|
|■ Western Line (Southbound, originating)||Toward Changhua, Douliu, Chiayi, Kaohsiung|
|1||1||■ Western Line (Freight)
|Toward Taitung, Taoyuan, Taipei, Keelung|
|■ Western Line (Freight)
|Toward Yilan, Suao, Hualien, Kaohsiung|
Around the station
- Miaoli County Government
- Miaoli County Urban Planning Exhibition Center
- Miaoli Railway Museum
- National United University
- Carrefour Miaoli Branch
- Fengnian St. Night Market
- Cultural Center Night Market
- Station Front Market
- Miaoli Yiming Temple
- Zhongshan Rd. Old Street
- Zhongzheng Rd. Old Street
- Miaoli County Public Library
- Miaoli County Government International Culture Center
|Preceding station||Taiwan Railway Administration||Following station|
- "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
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