Wanhua railway station

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Wanhua (Chinese: 萬華車站; pinyin: Wànhuá Chēzhàn) is a Taiwan Railways Administration station located in Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Wanhua

萬華
Taiwan Railways Administration
TRA Wanhua Station.JPG
Wanhua Station Front
Location382 Kangding Rd
Wanhua, Taipei
Taiwan
Coordinates25°02′00″N 121°30′01″E / 25.03333°N 121.50028°E / 25.03333; 121.50028Coordinates: 25°02′00″N 121°30′01″E / 25.03333°N 121.50028°E / 25.03333; 121.50028
Operated by
Line(s)
Distance31.1 km from Keelung
Connections200 m:      Bannan line (BL10 Longshan Temple)
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Other information
Classification一等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)
History
Opened25 August 1901
Previous namesBangka Station (艋舺站)
Traffic
Passengers8,786 daily (2014)[1]
Services
Preceding station Taiwan Railways Administration Taiwan Railways Following station
Taipei
towards Keelung
Western Trunk line Banqiao
towards Pingtung

OverviewEdit

 
Wanhua Station passenger exit.

The station is divided into east and west buildings. The station entrance, lobby, and ticket counters are located in the west building. The station exit, parcel center, and offices are located in the east building. The station is equipped with one island platform and one side platform, both underground.

Although not constructed yet, the station is built with a foundation for a twenty-story building.[2] The station allows payment using the EasyCard for stations between Zhongli and Keelung, as well as between Ruifang and Hsinchu .

HistoryEdit

  • 25 August 1901: The station opened as "Bangkah Station" (Japanese: 艋舺停車場). It was located at the intersection of modern-day Zhonghua Rd. and Aiguo W. Rd.
  • 1 July 1918: The station location was moved west to its current location.
  • 1920: The station named was changed to Banka Station (萬華驛).
  • 22 January 1921: Became a terminus with the opening of the Shinten (Xindian) railway line from Banka (Wanhua) to Kōkan Station (公館) (Gongguan).
  • 24 March 1954: The Xindian line ceased operations.
  • 19 September 1988: As part of the Wanban Project (萬板專案) construction, the station front was changed.
  • 21 July 1999: After the tracks were moved underground as part of the Taipei Railway Underground Project, the new east and west buildings begin service.

Platform configurationEdit

1 1 West Coast line (northbound) toward Taipei, Songshan, Qidu, Keelung
West Coast line (cross-line southbound) toward Hualien, Taitung
2 2A West Coast line (northbound)
north/southbound cargo trains
toward Taipei, Songshan, Qidu, Keelung
West Coast line (cross-line southbound)
cross-line North/southbound cargo trains
toward Hualien, Taitung
West Coast line (northbound track) Through service
West Coast line (southbound track) toward Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung
3 2B West Coast line (southbound) toward Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung

Around the StationEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  2. ^ 新萬華車站鳥瞰圖

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