Taitung railway station
|Location||598 Ln 101 Yanwan Rd|
Taitung City, Taitung
|Distance||151.9 km from Hualien|
98.2 km from Fangliao
|Classification||一等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)|
Taitung (Chinese: 台東車站; pinyin: Táidōng Chēzhàn) is a railway station of Taiwan Railways Administration. 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.
- Currently a 1st Grade Station.
- Most trains from Taipei Station terminate at this station whilst some continue on to Zhiben Station on the South-link Line.
- Currently Train No 1 and 2 which goes around the entire Taiwan stops at this station to change locomotive head due to the lack of electrification on the South-link Line.
- The station is equipped with elevators and escalators.
Around the station
- "Special Interests > Rail Tour > Three-day Tour of Hualien and Taitung > Beinan Cultural Park >". Eng.taiwan.net.tw. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
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