Miaoli Station

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Miaoli
苗栗
Taiwan Railways Administration
TRA Miaoli Station West Entrance.JPG
Miaoli Station front
Location Weigong Rd., No. 1
Miaoli, Miaoli
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance 140.6 km from Keelung
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type At-Grade
Other information
Classification 一等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)
History
Opened March 25, 1903
Traffic
Passengers 13,320 daily (2014)[1]
Miaoli Station platform

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.

Overview[edit]

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.

History[edit]

  • 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).

Platform layout[edit]

Passenger service[edit]

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

Freight service[edit]

1 1 Western Line (Freight)
North/Southbound
Toward Taitung, Taoyuan, Taipei, Keelung
Western Line (Freight)
Cross-line North/Southbound
Toward Yilan, Suao, Hualien, Kaohsiung

Around the station[edit]

Nearby Stations[edit]

Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Zhunan
Taichung Line
Mountain
toward Changhua

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°34′11.64″N 120°49′20.80″E / 24.5699000°N 120.8224444°E / 24.5699000; 120.8224444