Shulin Station

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Shulin
樹林
Taiwan Railways Administration
Shulin Station.jpg
Shulin Station Entrance
Location Shulin, New Taipei
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance 40.9 km from Keelung
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type At-Grade
Other information
Classification 一等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)
History
Opened August 25, 1901 (original)
September 27, 1997 (present building)
Traffic
Passengers 32,748 daily (2014)[1]
Shulin Station lunchbox counter in the style of Taiwan Railway EMU700 series

Shulin Station (Chinese: 樹林車站; pinyin: Shùlín Chēzhàn) is a station on the Taiwan Railway Administration West Coast Line located in Shulin District, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Overview[edit]

The station has two island platforms and a side platform. The side platform opened on May 3, 2007, but is only rarely used for terminating trains. The cross station-type building allows passengers to buy tickets on the second floor with connections to platforms at ground level. The station is also the origin station for most eastbound trains to Yilan, Hualien, and Taitung.

History[edit]

  • August 25, 1901: Opened as "Shulin Dropping Station"
  • June 1, 1902: Name changed to "Shulin Stopping Station"
  • December 1940: Name changed to "Shulin Station"
  • January 1, 1955: Designated as a 2nd level (2nd) station
  • January 1, 1966: Designated as a 2nd level (1st) station
  • July 1, 1985: Designated as a 1st level station
  • July 26, 1994: The old station was demolished. The station was moved into a temporary structure.
  • March 14, 1997: Shulin Yard begins operations. The Eastern Line terminus is shifted from Banqiao to Shulin.
  • September 27, 1997: The new cross-station type building opens.
  • May 3, 2007: The third platform opens.
  • June 20, 2008: The Taipei-Shulin segment begins trials with payment using the EasyCard.
  • July 2009: A lunchbox counter opens on Platform 2.
  • March 26, 2010: EasyCard usage officially begins.

Platform configuration[edit]

1 1A Western Line (southbound) toward Taichung, Kaohsiung
West Coast Line (northbound) terminus
2 1B West Coast Line (southbound) toward Taichung, Kaohsiung
3 2A West Coast Line (northbound) toward Taipei, Keelung
4 2B Western Line (northbound) toward Taipei, Keelung
Eastern Line (southbound) toward Hualien, Taitung, Kaohsiung (via the South-Link Line)
Eastern Line (northbound) terminus
5 Linkou Line (north/southbound) shunting
7 3 Eastern Line (north/southbound) terminus

Around the Station[edit]

  • Shulin City Office
  • Shulin Baoan Temple
  • Shulin Junior High School
  • Shuren School of Home Economics (Private)
  • Shulin Datong Science Park (formerly Shulin Winery)
  • Banqiao Xikun Junior High School
  • Shulin High School

Nearby stations[edit]

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

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°59′29.32″N 121°25′30.06″E / 24.9914778°N 121.4250167°E / 24.9914778; 121.4250167