Pingtung Station

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Pingtung Station
屏東車站
Taiwan Railways Administration
TRA Pingtung Station 20170325.jpg
Other names 屏東火車站(Pingtung Railway Station)
Location Pingtung City, Pingtung County
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance 21.0 km from Kaohsiung
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type At-Grade
Other information
Classification 一等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)
History
Opened December 20, 1913
Previous names Aku Station (阿緱驛)
Traffic
Passengers 20,793 daily (2014)[1]

Pingtung Station (Chinese: 屏東車站; pinyin: Píngdōng Chēzhàn) is a railway station of the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) Pingtung Line located in Pingtung City, Pingtung County, Taiwan.

Overview[edit]

First Pingtung Station building
Second Pingtung Station building

The station has two island platform. The station has been converted into an elevated station since August 23, 2015.

History[edit]

  • December 20, 1913: The station opened as Akō Station (Japanese: 阿緱驛?).
  • October 1, 1920: Because the location was east of Mount Banping, the area and station became known as Heitō (屏東, "Ping-East", hence "Pingtung").
  • October 5, 1962: The current station opens for service.

Platform layout[edit]

1 1 South-Link Line (Southbound) Toward Fangliao, Taitung
2 2A Western Line (Northbound) Toward Kaohsiung, Tainan, Taichung, Taipei
South-Link Line (Southbound through traffic) Toward Fangliao, Taitung
3 2B Western Line (Northbound through traffic) Toward Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei
Western Line (Northbound departure) Toward Kaohsiung, Tainan, Chiayi
South-Link Line (Southbound departure) Toward Fangliao, Taitung

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. 
Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
West Coast Line
toward Kaohsiung

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°40′09″N 120°29′07″E / 22.66917°N 120.48528°E / 22.66917; 120.48528