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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.

Overview

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.

History

  • 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 configuration

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 Station

Preceding station   Taiwan Railways Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
West Coast line
toward Kaohsiung

See also

References

  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

Coordinates: 25°02′00″N 121°30′01″E / 25.03333°N 121.50028°E / 25.03333; 121.50028