Tainan Station's historic station front
|Location||Beimen Rd., Sec. 2, No. 4
|Distance||353.2 km from Keelung|
|Classification||一等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)|
|Opened||November 29, 1900|
|Previous names||台南驛 (Japanese)|
|Passengers||52,081 daily (2014)|
Tainan Station (Chinese: 台南車站; pinyin: Táinán Chēzhàn) is a railway station of the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) Western Line located in East District, Tainan, Taiwan. Situated in center of the old town square of Tainan, Tainan Station is the main station of the city and also one of the major stations along the western trunk line in Taiwan.
The station has one island platform and one side platform. The current station structure opened on March 15, 1936, which included a hotel on the second floor (the only station of its kind in Taiwan). The hotel closed in 1965, and the restaurant was closed in 1986.
Construction is ongoing for a plan to move the tracks and station underground by 2017.
- May 15, 1900: Construction on the station was completed.
- November 29, 1900: The section from Tainan to Dagou (modern-day Kaohsiung Port) opens for service.
- 1905: Slight expansion of the station.
- 1927: Due to double track construction from Tainan to Kaohsiung and inadequacy of the station, the station was demolished. Construction began on the second-generation station the same year.
- March 15, 1936: The current (second-generation) station is completed, taking a total of two years seven months to complete. A hotel was opened on the second floor of the station.
- June 6, 1954: The Taiwan Sugar Railways Guanmiao Line (關廟線) is extended to south of Tainan Station.
- May 20, 1969: The Guanmiao Line was demolished.
- June 1977: The station back area was constructed, facilitating transport for East District residents and local schools.
- December 18, 1998: The Ministry of the Interior designates the station a historical site. (The government of Taiwan Province had previously declared it a historical site.)
- July 1, 1999: Station operation is transferred from the provincial railway bureau to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
- April 26, 2007: The plan to move railroad tracks underground in Tainan is set. The station is planned to be moved entirely underground.
- August 10, 2009: Under the plan to move the station underground, construction begins. It is expected to last for over seven years and be completed by 2017.
|1||1||■ Western Line (Northbound)||Toward Chiayi, Changhua, Taichung, Taipei|
|■ Eastern Line (Southbound cross-line)||Toward Yilan, Su-ao, Hualien|
|2||2A||■ Western Line (Southbound)||Toward Kaohsiung, Pingtung|
|■ South-Link Line (Southbound)||Toward Fangliao, Taitung|
|3||2B||■ Western Line (Southbound departure, through traffic)||Toward Kaohsiung, Pingtung|
|■ Western Line (Northbound departure, through traffic)||Toward Chiayi, Changhua, Taichung, Taipei|
Around the station
- Department of Health Tainan Hospital
- China Daily News Headquarters
- Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store (Tainan Zhongshan Store)
- Focus Department Store
- North Gate Shopping Circle
- Taiwan High Court, Tainan Branch
- Bo Yang Museum
- Former Tainan Weather Observatory
- Hayashi Department Store
- National Tainan Institute of Nursing
- National Tainan Second Senior High School
- Yeh Shih-tao Literature Memorial Hall
- National Cheng Kung University
- National University of Tainan
- National Cheng Kung University Hospital
- National Tainan First Senior High School
- Far Eastern Department Store
- Far Eastern International Hotel Tainan
|Preceding station||Taiwan Railway Administration||Following station|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to TRA Tainan Station.|
- "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08.