Pingtung railway station

Pingtung (Chinese: 屏東; pinyin: Píngdōng) is a railway station in Pingtung County, Taiwan served by Taiwan Railways.

Pingtung

屏東
Taiwan Railways Administration
TRA railway station
Pingtung Station.jpg
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese屏東
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinPíngdōng
Bopomofoㄆㄧㄥˊ ㄉㄨㄥ
Hakka
Romanization
Southern Min
Tâi-lôPîn-tong
General information
Location62 Gongyong Rd
Pingtung City, Pingtung County
Taiwan
Coordinates22°40′08″N 120°29′10″E / 22.6689°N 120.4860°E / 22.6689; 120.4860Coordinates: 22°40′08″N 120°29′10″E / 22.6689°N 120.4860°E / 22.6689; 120.4860
Line(s)
Distance420.8 km to Keelung via Taichung[1]
Connections
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Other information
Station codeP05 (statistical)
ClassificationFirst class (Chinese: 一等)[2]
Websitewww.railway.gov.tw/Pingtung/index.aspx (in Chinese)
History
Opened1913-12-24[3]
Rebuilt2015-08-23[4]
Electrified1996-07-10[5]
Previous namesHeitō (Japanese: 屏東)
Key dates
1962-10-05Rebuilt
Passengers
20177.387 million per year[6]Increase 1.95%
Rank14 out of 228
Services
Preceding station Taiwan Railways Administration Taiwan Railways Following station
Terminus South-link line Guilai
towards Taitung
Liukuaicuo
towards Keelung
Western Trunk line Terminus
Location
Pingtung is located in Taiwan
Pingtung
Pingtung
Location within Taiwan

OverviewEdit

 
The first Pingtung Station building, built in 1913
 
The second Pingtung Station building, built in 1962

The station has two island platforms. The station was rebuilt on elevated tracks on 23 August 2015.

HistoryEdit

  • 20 December 1913: The station opened as Akō Station (Japanese: 阿緱驛).
  • 1 October 1920: Because the location was east of Mount Banping, the area and station became known as Heitō (屏東, "Ping-East", hence "Pingtung").
  • 5 October 1962: Station rebuilt.
  • 23 August 2015: Station rebuilt on elevated tracks.

Platform layoutEdit

1 1A West Coast line (southbound)
South-link line (southbound)
East Coast line (northbound)
West Coast line (southbound through traffic)
Toward Chaozhou, Fangliao, Taitung, Hualien
2 1B West Coast line (southbound)
South-link line (southbound)
East Coast line (northbound)
West Coast line (southbound through traffic)
Toward Chaozhou, Fangliao, Taitung, Hualien
West Coast line (northbound departure) Toward Kaohsiung, Xinzuoying, Chiayi, Douliu, Ershui
3 2A West Coast line (northbound)
West Coast line (northbound departure)
East Coast line (southbound through traffic)
Toward Kaohsiung, Xinzuoying, Chiayi, Douliu, Fengyuan, Qidu, Keelung, Su'ao, Hualien
4 2B West Coast line (northbound)
West Coast line (northbound departure)
Toward Kaohsiung, Xinzuoying, Chiayi, Douliu, Fengyuan, Qidu, Keelung

Station LayoutEdit

3F Platform 1A West Coast line / South-link line / East Coast line Toward Chaozhou, Fangliao, Taitung, Hualien
Island platform
Platform 1B West Coast line / South-link line / East Coast line Toward Chaozhou, Fangliao, Taitung, Hualien
Platform 2A West Coast line / East Coast line Toward Kaohsiung, Taichung, Keelung, Hualien
Island platform
Platform 2B West Coast line / East Coast line Toward Kaohsiung, Taichung, Keelung, Hualien
2F Concourse Turnstile, Waiting room, Shopping Center, Toilets, Railway Police Bureau
1F Lobby Entrance/Exit
Ticket office, Ticket machine, Station Master, Tourism Bureau, Baggage room, Shopping Center, Toilets

Around the stationEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 各站營業里程-1.西部幹線. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). 11 December 2008. Archived from the original on 29 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ 車站數-按等級別分 (PDF). Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ 車站介紹. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). 11 December 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  4. ^ 屏潮計畫. Railway Reconstruction Bureau, MOTC (in Chinese). Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  5. ^ 臺灣鐵路電訊. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  6. ^ 臺鐵統計資訊. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 30 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

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