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HSR Zuoying (Chinese: 左營) is a metro and railway station in Kaohsiung, Taiwan served by Kaohsiung MRT, Taiwan High Speed Rail, and Taiwan Railways Administration, where it is known as Xinzuoying (Chinese: 新左營; literally: "New Zuoying"). The station is served by the fastest HSR express services of the 1 series.

Overview

The station is located at the eastern foot of Mt. Panping (also known as Mt. Banping) in Kaohsiung, next to the South East Cement factory buildings.[4] In addition to rail routes, the station is also close to National Highway No. 1, 3, 10 and Provincial Highway No. 1 and 17.

On 15 October 2009, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi won a deal to lease a building at the station and turn it into a shopping complex under a 10-year operate-transfer (OT) contract for NT$505 million (US$15.6 million).[5] The new branch opened at the north-east corner of station on 1 April 2010. In June 2009, a folding bike rental station was set up at the MRT station to facilitate tourism in the city.[6] The station is also equipped with vehicle and motorcycle parking lots.[7]

Structure

The TRA and THSR parts are located in the above ground portion of the station, constructed together and opened for revenue service in January 2007 with the commencement of THSR service. As the current terminus of the line, the THSR part of the station has three island platforms serving six tracks. The TRA part of the station has two platforms serving four tracks, with one additional through track.

The KMRT portion of the station is a two-level station located underground,[8] at the northeastern part of the TRA/THSR station building.[4] The station has two exits[9] and opened for revenue service in March 2008. Dedicated exits between the KMRT station area to the TRA platforms allow direct transfer between TRA and KMRT trains. The KMRT part of the station has an island platform serving two tracks of the KMRT Red line.[8]

Platform layout

  • Taiwan High Speed Rail
1
2
1A
1B
Taiwan High Speed Rail (northbound) Toward Tainan, Taichung, Taipei, Nangang
3
4
2A
2B
5
6
3A
3B
  • Taiwan Railways Administration
1 3B West Coast line (southbound, through traffic) Toward Kaohsiung, Pingtung
2 3A West Coast line (southbound) Toward Kaohsiung, Pingtung
South-link line (southbound) Toward Taitung
3 2B West Coast line (northbound) Toward Changhua, Taichung, Taipei, Keelung
Eastern line (southbound, cross-line) Toward Yilan, Su'ao. Hualien
4 2A West Coast line (northbound, through traffic) Toward Changhua, Taichung, Taipei, Keelung
5 1A Branch lines (Pingtung, South-link line departure) Toward Pingtung, Fangliao, Taitung
  • Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit
1   Red line (southbound) Toward Kaohsiung Station, Formosa Boulevard, Kaohsiung International Airport
2   Red line (northbound) Toward Nanzih Export Processing Zone, Ciaotou, (Gangshan South)

Station layout

4F Parking Deck Parking Lot, Drop-Off Area
3F Parking Deck Parking Lot
2F Concourse Level Entrance/Exit, TRA/THSR ticketing counters/machines
Restrooms, nursery, help desk, tourism counter, stores
TRA fargates, THSR faregates and waiting area
TRA/THSR Connecting Hallway
Parking Deck Parking lot, taxi queue, Drop-off area
1F
Entrance/Exit
Drop-off area
KMRT Exit 1, bus, passenger transfer station
Platform 1A THSR toward Nangang (Tainan)
Island platform
Platform 1B THSR toward Nangang (Tainan)
Platform 2A THSR toward Nangang (Tainan)
Island platform
Platform 2B THSR toward Nangang (Tainan)
Platform 3A THSR toward Nangang (Tainan)
Island platform
Platform 3B THSR toward Nangang (Tainan)
Platform 3B TRA West Coast line toward Kaohsiung, Pingtung
South-link line toward Fangliao, Taitung (Zuoying)
Island platform
Platform 3A TRA West Coast line toward Kaohsiung, Pingtung
TRA South-link line toward Fangliao, Taitung (Zuoying)
Platform 2B TRA West Coast line toward Taichung, Taipei
Eastern line toward Yilan, Hualien (Nanzi)
Island platform
Platform 2A
Platform 1B
TRA West Coast line toward Taichung, Taipei
Eastern line toward Yilan, Hualien (Nanzi)
Island platform (B side generally does not open)
Platform 1A TRA West Coast line Branch lines
South-link line toward Fangliao, Taitung (Zuoying)
B1 MRT
Concourse
Level
Lobby, information desk, automatic ticket machines, one-way faregates, restrooms (East side, outside far zone, near Exit 1)
THSR transfer area (Under construction)
Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Branch 2
B2 Platform 1 KMRT Red Line toward Siaogang (Ecological District)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2 KMRT Red Line toward Siaogang (Ecological District)
Preceding station Taiwan High Speed Rail Following station
Tainan
toward Nangang
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Terminus
Preceding station   Taiwan Railways Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
West Coast line
toward Kaohsiung
Preceding station   Kaohsiung Rapid Transit System   Following station
Red line
toward Siaogang

Nearby

See also

References

  1. ^ "統計資訊 > 統計月報". Transportation Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Volume of Passenger and Freight Traffic" (PDF). Taiwan Railway Administration. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Table 2-9 Passenger Traffic of High-Speed Rail Stations". Ministry of Transportation and Communications. January 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  4. ^ a b "左營站(R16站)車站站體及出入口未直是意圖" (in Chinese). Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  5. ^ Hsu, Crystal (16 Oct 2009). "Mitsukoshi signs deal for location at Zuoying Station". Taipei Times. p. 11. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  6. ^ "Bike rental station to promote leisurely tour in Kaohsiung". The China Post. 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  7. ^ "Transfer Information". Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  8. ^ a b "Zuoying/THSR Plan". Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  9. ^ "R16 - 左營站" (in Chinese). Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation. Archived from the original on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 

Coordinates: 22°41′14.60″N 120°18′26.93″E / 22.6873889°N 120.3074806°E / 22.6873889; 120.3074806