Taoyuan railway station

Taoyuan (Chinese: 桃園; pinyin: Táoyuán) is a railway station in Taoyuan, Taiwan served by Taiwan Railways Administration. The station was the second busiest station in 2020 in terms of passenger volume, behind Taipei. The Taoyuan MRT is planned to be extended to Taoyuan.

Taoyuan

桃園
Taiwan Railways Administration
TRA railway station
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese桃園
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinTáoyuán
Bopomofoㄊㄠˊ ㄩㄢˊ
Hakka
Romanization
Southern Min
Tâi-lôThô-hn̂g
General information
Location1 Chungcheng Rd
Taoyuan District, Taoyuan[1]
Taiwan
Coordinates24°59′21″N 121°18′49″E / 24.9892°N 121.3135°E / 24.9892; 121.3135[1]
Line(s)
Distance57.4 km to Keelung[2]
Connections
Construction
Structure typeGround level
Other information
Station code
  • 106 (three-digit)[1]
  • 1015 (four-digit)[1]
  • A18 (statistical)[3]
ClassificationFirst class (Chinese: 一等)[4]
Websitewww.railway.gov.tw/taoyuan/index.aspx (in Chinese)
History
Opened30 November 1893 (1893-11-30)[5][6][7]
Rebuilt26 July 2015 (2015-07-26)[7]
Electrified9 January 1978 (1978-01-09)[8]
Previous names
Key dates
1905Rebuilt
1962Rebuilt
Passengers
201720.948 million per year[3]Decrease 1.51%
Rank2 out of 228
Services
Preceding station Taiwan Railway Taiwan Railway Following station
Yingge
towards Keelung
Western Trunk line Neili
towards Pingtung
Location
Taoyuan is located in Taiwan
Taoyuan
Taoyuan
Location within Taiwan

Structure

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There is 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 massive construction as of 2023. Two underground 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 be completed.

Service

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All classes of trains stop at the station with the exception of one daily Puyuma service. Easycard usage for trains along West Coast line, Yilan line, and Pingtung line are also available at this station.

History

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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. It was the terminal station of the Linkou line. Post World War II, the terminal went through another major renovation in 1962, and was used until 2015, when the construction of new platforms began. Also, construction of new underground station platforms in the area began in September 2020 as a part of Taoyuan Metropolitan Area Underground Project which will be completed in September 2030.

Around the station

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See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b c d "車站基本資料集". Taiwan Railways Administration. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  2. ^ 各站營業里程-1.西部幹線. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). 11 December 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b 臺鐵統計資訊. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  4. ^ 車站數-按等級別分 (PDF). Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  5. ^ Lee, Yung-chang (April 2017). A Living Landmark (PDF). Taipei, Taiwan: Taiwan Railways Administration, MOTC. ISBN 978-986-05-1933-4. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  6. ^ 歷史沿革. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). 11 December 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  7. ^ a b 蘇昭旭 (2018). 台灣鐵路車站大觀 [The Practical Guide of Taiwan Railway Stations] (in Chinese (Taiwan)). 人人出版. p. 40. ISBN 978-986-461-140-9.
  8. ^ 臺灣鐵路電訊. Taiwan Railways Administration (in Chinese). Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  9. ^ Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store
  10. ^ FE21 Department Store
  11. ^ Tonlin Plaza