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Changhua (Chinese: 彰化車站; pinyin: Zhānghuà Chēzhàn) is a railway station on the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) West Coast line located in Changhua City, Changhua County, Taiwan. It is located at the southern junction of the Taichung line and Coastal line, where the line continues onto the southern section of the West Coast line.

Overview

Changhua Station when it first opened in 1905.
A TRA EMU700 train approaches the station.
Changhua roundhouse at Changhua, Taiwan, built in 1922, still remain in use now.

The station has two island platforms and one side platform. Currently, there is an overpass at the south side of the station to access the back station platforms. A cross-platform station is currently under construction on the north side.

History

  • 26 March 1905: The station opened as Changhua-eki (彰化驛).
  • 1918: The second-generation station was completed.
  • 1922: The fan-shaped depot was constructed, as well as an overpass for the station.
  • 10 December 1958: Construction on the current station is completed.
  • 15 June 1959: The current station begins service. Also, a restaurant in the station was built (it has since ceased operating).
  • 19 January 2004: The fan-shaped depot is designated as a historical site.
  • 27 May 2005: Renovation on the fan-shaped depot is completed.
  • 25 February 2008: In order to increase service, the Taroko Express begins stopping at the station.

Platform layout

1 1 West Coast line (Southbound) Toward Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung
South-Link line (Southbound) Toward Taitung
Jiji line (Southbound) Toward Jiji, Checheng
2 2B West Coast line (Northbound, through traffic) Toward Taichung, Hsinchu, Taipei, Keelung
West Coast line (Southbound, through traffic) Toward Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung
West Coast line (Northbound departure for Coastal line) Toward Dajia, Zhunan, Hsinchu
3 3A West Coast line (Northbound) Toward Taichung, Hsinchu, Taipei, Keelung
West Coast line (Southbound cross-line) Toward Suao, Hualien, Taitung
4 3B West Coast line (Northbound) Toward Taichung, Hsinchu, Taipei, Keelung
West Coast line (Northbound departure) Toward Taichung, Hsinchu, Taipei, Keelung
West Coast line (Southbound Departure) Toward Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung

Around the station

Nearby stations

Preceding station   Taiwan Railways Administration   Following station
toward Zhunan
Taichung line
Mountain
Terminus
toward Keelung
West Coast line
Coastal
toward Kaohsiung

See also

References

  1. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 

External links

Coordinates: 24°04′53.4″N 120°32′18.0″E / 24.081500°N 120.538333°E / 24.081500; 120.538333