TRA Chiayi (Chinese: 嘉義車站; pinyin: Jiāyì Chēzhàn; Wade–Giles: Chia1-i4 Ch'e1-chan4) is a railway station located in Chiayi, Taiwan served by Taiwan Railways Administration and the Alishan Forest railway.


The station was firstly constructed in 1896 and opened on 20 April 1902 with service on the West Coast line. The station was a single-story wooden structure with Japanese style with slant roof and rain-shield walls. The rail line connected to the station roughly divides Chiayi City into two regions. The region located in front of the station prospered as the city business district, while the region located behind the station was scarcely developed. Service to the Alishan Forest Railway began in 1912 from the station. The station was renovated in June 1933 to its current structure.[2]


The station is located 30 meters above sea level.[3] The at-grade station has one island platform and one side platform.

It is a steel concrete structure with classical symmetry design, simple gables, geometric totems and streamlined modern design. The platform roofs of the railway station were constructed with the railway tracks.

Nearby stations

Preceding station   Taiwan Railways Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
West Coast line
toward Kaohsiung
Preceding station   Alishan Forest Railway   Following station
Terminus Main line
toward Shizilu

Around the station

See also


  1. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  2. ^ http://travel.chiayi.gov.tw/EN/spotsContent.aspx?id=19&chk=9969856e-0850-4801-aa46-bf5161db70ba
  3. ^ Su, Z.X. (2012). "Stations on the line". Alishan Forest Railway. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 

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Coordinates: 23°28′45.3″N 120°26′27.1″E / 23.479250°N 120.440861°E / 23.479250; 120.440861