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.


TRA station

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).

Kaohsiung MRT station

Kaohsiung MRT Station Entrance
Takau Station platform in April 1941.

The Kaohsiung MRT station is a two-level, underground station with one exit.[3] It is located at Jianguo 2nd Road.

New station

A new underground station is being built to replace the current station.[4][5] 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.


G Street level Entrance/Exit
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)


TRA Station

  • 1900: Takau (Chinese: 打狗) station opened with the opening of Tainan-Takau line where the Kaohsiung Harbor Station is today.
  • 1907: Hōzan (Japanese: 鳳山) branch (extended to today's Pingtung Line) opened.
  • 1920: Takau Station was renamed to Takao (高雄) Station.
  • 1933: Construction of new station on Hōzan branch started.
  • 22 June 1941: The new Takao Station was opened and old Takao Station was renamed to Takao Harbor Station.

KMRT Station

Nearby stations

Old railway map of Kaohsiung
Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA)
Western Line
Pingtung Line
Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit
Red Line

Around the station

See also

External links

Nearby stations

Preceding station   Taiwan Railways Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
West Coast line Terminus
Terminus Pingtung line
toward Fangliao
Preceding station   Kaohsiung Rapid Transit System   Following station
Red line
toward Siaogang


  1. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  2. ^ "統計資訊 > 統計月報". Transportation Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  3. ^ "高雄車站". 高雄捷運公司. Archived from the original on 2010-07-04. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  4. ^ "交通部鐵路改建工程局-歡迎頁". www.rrb.gov.tw (in Chinese). 25 April 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "高雄市政府捷運工程局網頁". mtbu.kcg.gov.tw (in Chinese). 8 August 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 

Coordinates: 22°38′24″N 120°18′10″E / 22.64000°N 120.30278°E / 22.64000; 120.30278