Kaohsiung (Chinese: 高雄; pinyin: Gāoxióng) is a railway station in Kaohsiung, Taiwan served by TRA and Kaohsiung MRT, where it is known as Kaohsiung Main Station. It is served by virtually all TRA services along the route.
The temporary TRA station (opened 28 March 2002) is a three-level above-ground station connected by an elevated walkway between train platforms. It is divided into front and back stations. At ground level, there are 3 island platforms and 6 tracks, 5 of which are aligned with platforms.
Numbering starts on the left (south side).
The Kaohsiung MRT station is a two-level, underground station with one exit. It is located at Jianguo 2nd Road.
A new underground station is being built to replace the current station. Similar to Taipei Station, it will consist of a TRA concourse at B1, 2 TRA island platforms and 4 tracks at B2, an MRT concourse at B3 and an MRT platform at B4. The new MRT platform is located about 100 m north of the current station, and is double the length to allow for 6 cars. The underground portion could open as early as December 2017, upon which the current MRT station will be closed and reserved for emergency use. The current TRA station and tracks will be removed and the legacy station building will be moved back to the center for display. There is a proposal to extend THSR to the new station.
|B1||Concourse||Lobby, information desk, automatic ticket machines, one-way faregates
Restrooms (Near Exits 3)
|B2||Platform 1||← KMRT Red Line toward Siaogang (Formosa Boulevard)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Platform 2||→ KMRT Red Line toward Gangshan South (Houyi) →|
|Preceding station||Taiwan Railways Administration||Following station|
|West Coast line||Terminus|
|Preceding station||Kaohsiung Rapid Transit System||Following station|
toward Gangshan South
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