Neiwan line

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Neiwan Line
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Overview
Native name內灣線
TerminiHsinchu
Neiwan
Stations13
Operation
Opened11 September 1951
OwnerTaiwan Railways Administration
Operator(s)Taiwan Railways Administration
Technical
Line length27.9 km (17.3 mi)
Neiwan Station[1], Hsinchu County.
Neiwan Line monument

The Neiwan Line (Chinese: 內灣線; pinyin: Nèiwān Xiàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lāi-oan Soàⁿ) is a railway branch line in Taiwan operated by the Taiwan Railways Administration. It is located in Hsinchu County.

History[edit]

The Neiwan Line was completed on 11 September 1951. Although this line is a branch line, its standards are comparable to those of a main line except that it is not electrified. It became a popular tourist site in the early 2000s.

The Neiwan Line closed temporarily between Hsinchu and Zhudong on 28 February 2007. This was to allow construction of the Liujia Line. The line was reopened on 11 November 2011. [1]

Liujia branch[edit]

The Liujia Line, which connects TRA Hsinchu Station and THSR Hsinchu Station, branches off from the Neiwan Line at Zhuzhong Station.[2]

Operations[edit]

All trains run between Hsinchu and Neiwan. The headway between each number of runs is about one hour. There has been one through-service between Neiwan and Taipei on Saturdays and Sundays since 2004. The Neiwan Line is principally serviced by Local Trains (區間車). Until the renovation of the Neiwan Line which accompanied the construction of the Liujia Line, only diesel-powered trains serviced the Neiwan Line as it was not electrified. Now, diesel-powered trains are only required on the segment between Zhuzhong and Neiwan. On some special occasions diesel-powered versions of the Tzu-Chiang Limited Express (自強號) have been used on the route.

Stations[edit]

Name Chinese Taiwanese Hakka Transfers and Notes Location
Hsinchu 新竹 Sin-tek Sîn-chuk Taiwan Railways Administration West Coast line East Hsinchu
North Hsinchu 北新竹 Pak Sin-tek Pet Sîn-chuk Taiwan Railways Administration West Coast line
Qianjia 千甲 Chhian-kah Chhiên-kap
Xinzhuang 新莊 Sin-chng Sîn-chông
Zhuzhong 竹中 Tek-tiong Chuk-chûng Taiwan Railways Administration Liujia line to Hsinchu HSR station Zhudong Hsinchu
County
Shangyuan 上員 Siōng-goân Sông-yèn
Ronghua 榮華 Êng-hôa Yùng-fà
Zhudong 竹東 Tek-tang Chuk-tûng
Hengshan 橫山 Hoâiⁿ-soaⁿ Vàng-sân Hengshan
Jiuzantou 九讚頭 Káu-chàn-thâu Kiú-chan-theù
Hexing 合興 Ha̍p-heng Ha̍p-hîn
Fugui 富貴 Hù-kuì Fu-kui
Neiwan 內灣 Lāi-oan Nui-vân

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marchant, John Scott (2011-11-11). "Hsinchu's Neiwan Line steams back to life". Taiwan Today. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  2. ^ "New rails to link high speed and TRA trains". The China Post. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-10-08.

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