Zhunan railway station
Zhunan Station East Building
|Location||Zhonghua Rd., Sec. 1, No. 267
Zhunan, Miaoli County
|Distance||125.4 km from Keelung|
|Classification||一等 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)|
|Opened||10 August 1902|
|Passengers||16,711 daily (2014)|
Zhunan (Chinese: 竹南車站; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhúnán Chēzhàn; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhúnán Chejhàn), is a railway station of Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) West Coast line located in Zhunan Township, Miaoli County, Taiwan. It lies at the northern junction of the Mountain and Coast lines of the West Coast line.
The station has three island platforms. Although it is a first-class station, the Taroko Express, a variant of the Tzu-Chiang Limited Express which passes through the Taichung line (Mountain line), does not stop at this station.
- 10 August 1902: The station first opened for service as Chūkō-eki (Japanese: 中港驛). It was a wooden station building.
- 25 May 1903: The section to Miaoli opened for service.
- 1 October 1920: The station name was changed to "Zhunan Station".
- Due to its location on the Coastal line, the station was upgraded to a first-class station.
- 1 March 1931: The section between Taipei and Zhunan becomes double-tracked.
- 6 November 1935: Due to the earthquake on 24 April 1935, the station is reconstructed as a concrete building.
- April 1943: The new southern station building is constructed.
- September 1949: The new northern station building is constructed.
- 22 May 1995: As part of the double-tracking construction for the Mountain line, the station structure is demolished.
- 1 January 1997: The new station opens for service.
- 2001: The southern station building is demolished and relocated to Jiji.
- November 2007: The northern part of the new station is completed.
- January 2009: The southern part of the new station is completed.
- 15 August 2009: The entire station is completed and begins service.
- 26 February 2011: Due to the celebration of the Taiwan Lantern Festival, the station sets a single-day record of 160,000 passengers.
|Platform 1A||← (Tanwen) Coastal line Southbound (originating) toward Shalu, Dajia|
|Platform 1B||Passing Track toward Taipei, Taitung (Qiding)→|
|Platform 2A||← (Zaoqiao) Mountain line toward Miaoli, Kaohsiung|
|Platform 2B||← (Tanwen) Coastal line toward Houlong, Pingtung|
|Platform 3A||Northbound Track toward Keelung, Hsinchu (Qiding)→|
|Platform 3B||←(Zaoqiao) Mountain line Southbound toward Taichung, Changhua|
|Preceding station||Taiwan Railways Administration||Following station|
|West Coast line||Tanwen
Around the station
- "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
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