Taoyuan Station

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Taoyuan
桃園
Taiwan Railways Administration
Taoyuan temporary station east.JPG
Location 1 Zhongzheng Rd.
Taoyuan, Taoyuan City
Taiwan
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance 57.4 km from Keelung
Platforms 1 Island platform, 2 side platforms
Construction
Structure type Surface
Other information
Station code 106
Classification 一等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)
History
Opened 30 October 1893 (original)
26 July 2015 (temporary station)
Traffic
Passengers 63,619 daily (2014)[1]

Taoyuan Station (Chinese: 桃園車站; pinyin: Táoyuán Chēzhàn) is a railway station on the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) West Coast Line, located in Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan. It is also the terminal station of the Linkou Branch Line, and is planned to be a junction station on the future Taoyuan MRT. Because of the massive amount of commuters to and from Taipei, the station is the second busiest station in terms of passenger volume (more than 60,000 a day as of 2014), ranking only behind Taipei Railway Station.

Structure[edit]

There are one island platform and two side platforms. The side platform of Linkou Line is outside the station owing to free service. The station is undergoing a massive construction as of 2015. Two elevated island platforms will be built to replace the existing platforms. The tracks for two Taoyuan MRT underground lines are also being built. Because of the construction, the station is temporarily relocated until 2020, when the new platforms and tracks are expected to complete.

Service[edit]

All classes of trains stop at the station. Easycard usage for trains along West Coast Line, Yilan Line, and Pingtung Line is also available at this station.

History[edit]

The station began to operate in 1893 during the late Qing rule. In 1905, during Japanese rule, a new wooden terminal was built to replace the existing terminal. Post World War II, the terminal went through another major renovation in 1962, and was used until 2015, when the construction of new platforms begin.

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

Coordinates: 24°59′22.32″N 121°18′48.06″E / 24.9895333°N 121.3133500°E / 24.9895333; 121.3133500