Taichung Station

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Taichung
臺中
Taiwan Railways Administration
New Taichung Station.jpg
Taichung Station
Location Central, Taichung
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance 193.3 km from Keelung
Connections Bus stop
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Other information
Classification 特等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)
History
Opened May 15, 1905
Previous names Taichū-eki (臺中驛?), Taichu Station (臺中停車場)
Traffic
Passengers 51,546 daily (2014)[1]
Services
Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
West Coast Line
Mountain Line
toward Kaohsiung
Preceding station   Taichung Metro   Following station
toward Fengyuan
Red Line
toward Xinwuri
Taichung Station
Traditional Chinese 臺中車站 / 台中車站
Simplified Chinese 台中车站

Taichung Station (Chinese: 臺中車站; pinyin: Táizhōng Chēzhàn) is a railway station on the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) Western Line (Mountain Line) located in Central District, Taichung City, Taiwan.

History[edit]

Former Taichung Station building

The station was originally constructed in 1905 and started its operation in 1908. On 16 October 2016, the elevated station was inaugurated in which the ground-level station was shut down. The first train that arrived at the elevated station was at 6:28 a.m. The ceremony was attended by President Tsai Ing-wen and Transportation and Communication Minister Hochen Tan.[2]

Overview[edit]

The station has one side platform and one island platform. The architecture dates from the era of Japanese rule, and is classified as a National Tier 2 Historic Site. The now-defunct Taiwan Sugar Railways''s Zhong-Zhuo Line once stopped at the station. The station will be served by the Taichung Metro Red Line in the future, and more lines are planned.

Platform layout[edit]

Platform
1 1 Western Line (Northbound) Toward Hsinchu, Taoyuan, Taipei, Keelung
Eastern Line (Southbound, cross-line) Toward Yilan, Hualien, Taitung
Western Line (Southbound Sea Line, through Chengzhui Line) Toward Fengyuan, Houli
2 2A Western Line (Southbound) Toward Changhua, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung
Western (Northbound through traffic) Toward Hsinchu, Taoyuan, Taipei, Keelung
South-Link Line (Southbound) Toward Fangliao, Taitung
Western Line (Northbound Sea Line, through Chengzhui Line) Toward Dajia, Zhunan, Hsinchu
3 2B Western Line (Southbound, through traffic) Toward Changhua, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung
Western Line (Northbound Sea Line departure, through Chengzhui Line) Toward Dajia, Zhunan, Hsinchu
Western Line (Northbound departure) Toward Fengyuan, Hsinchu, Taoyuan, Taipei
Jiji Line (Southbound departure) Toward Jiji, Checheng

Around the Station[edit]

Nearby Stations[edit]

  • Current
Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Zhunan
Taichung Line
Mountain
toward Changhua
  • Future
Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Zhunan
Taichung Line
Mountain
toward Changhua
Preceding station   Taichung Metro   Following station
toward Fengyuan
Red Line
toward Xinwuri
Blue Line
Terminus
Orange Line

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°08′13″N 120°41′5″E / 24.13694°N 120.68472°E / 24.13694; 120.68472