|Location||Taitung City, Taitung
|Distance||151.9 km from Hualien
98.2 km from Fangliao
|Classification||一等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)|
|Opened||June 27, 1982|
Taitung Station (Chinese: 台東車站; pinyin: Táidōng Chēzhàn) is a railway station of Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA). It lies at the junction of the Hualien-Taitung Line and the South-Link Line in Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan.
During the construction work of the back part of Taitung Station in 1980, a historic settlement area was discovered when graveyard containing several thousand slate coffins was unearthed, with some bodies still laid within. Around 20,000 pieces of jade, pottery and stone tools were also found. This had caught the attention of the government to carry out archaeological work and build a national museum to preserve the artifacts. The area officially opened in 1997 as the Beinan Cultural Park.
There are three island platforms.
All service classes of the TRA except the Taroko Express. This is because the Taroko class is exclusively used on the northern half of the Eastern Line. Only the "Puyuma Express" runs the full length from Taipei to Taitung after electrification of the Eastern Line was completed in July 2014.
|Preceding station||Taiwan Railway Administration||Following station|
Around the station
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to TRA Taitung Station.|
- "Special Interests > Rail Tour > Three-day Tour of Hualien and Taitung > Beinan Cultural Park >". Eng.taiwan.net.tw. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
- "Taitung to be destination for Puyuma by year-end - The China Post". The China Post. 2013-03-01. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
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