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Zhunan (Chinese: 竹南車站; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhúnán Chēzhàn; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhúnán Chejhàn), is a railway station of Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) West Coast line located in Zhunan Township, Miaoli County, Taiwan. It lies at the northern junction of the Mountain and Coast lines of the West Coast line.

Overview

The station has three island platforms. Although it is a first-class station, the Taroko Express, a variant of the Tzu-Chiang Limited Express which passes through the Taichung line (Mountain line), does not stop at this station.

History

Former Zhunan Station building
  • 10 August 1902: The station first opened for service as Chūkō-eki (Japanese: 中港驛). It was a wooden station building.
  • 25 May 1903: The section to Miaoli opened for service.
  • 1 October 1920: The station name was changed to "Zhunan Station".
  • Due to its location on the Coastal line, the station was upgraded to a first-class station.
  • 1 March 1931: The section between Taipei and Zhunan becomes double-tracked.
  • 6 November 1935: Due to the earthquake on 24 April 1935, the station is reconstructed as a concrete building.
  • April 1943: The new southern station building is constructed.
  • September 1949: The new northern station building is constructed.
  • 22 May 1995: As part of the double-tracking construction for the Mountain line, the station structure is demolished.
  • 1 January 1997: The new station opens for service.
  • 2001: The southern station building is demolished and relocated to Jiji.
  • November 2007: The northern part of the new station is completed.
  • January 2009: The southern part of the new station is completed.
  • 15 August 2009: The entire station is completed and begins service.
  • 26 February 2011: Due to the celebration of the Taiwan Lantern Festival, the station sets a single-day record of 160,000 passengers.

Station layout

Platform 1A (Tanwen) Coastal line Southbound (originating) toward Shalu, Dajia
Island platform
Platform 1B Passing Track toward Taipei, Taitung (Qiding)
Platform 2A (Zaoqiao) Mountain line toward Miaoli, Kaohsiung
Island platform
Platform 2B (Tanwen) Coastal line toward Houlong, Pingtung
Platform 3A Northbound Track toward Keelung, Hsinchu (Qiding)
Island platform
Platform 3B (Zaoqiao) Mountain line Southbound toward Taichung, Changhua

Nearby stations

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

Around the station

See also

References

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

External links

Template:Taichung line

Coordinates: 24°41′12.30″N 120°52′50.70″E / 24.6867500°N 120.8807500°E / 24.6867500; 120.8807500