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Western Line, Taiwan
West Coast line
Overview
Native name
TypeHeavy rail
TerminiKeelung
Kaohsiung
Stations95
Operation
OpenedAugust 10, 1902
OwnerTaiwan Railways Administration
Operator(s)Taiwan Railways Administration
Technical
Line length404.5 km (251.3 mi)
Number of tracksVaries
Track gauge
Electrification25 kV/60 Hz Catenary (incomplete)
Operating speedVaries
Route map

km
Station
0.0
Keelung
1.3
Sankeng
(Yilan line Right arrow)
3.7
Badu
6.0
Qidu
8.7
Baifu
11.7
Wudu
13.1
Xizhi
14.6
Xike
(Up arrow Taipei Metro Line BL.svg)
19.1
Nangang
21.9
Songshan
(Down arrow Taipei Metro Line G.svg)
(Left arrow Taipei Metro Line R.svg Right arrow)
28.3
Taipei
31.1
Wanhua
35.5
Banqiao
(Down arrow A)
(Down arrow Taiwan High Speed Rail)
(Down arrow Taipei Metro Line BL.svg)
38.0
Fuzhou
40.9
Shulin
42.9
South Shulin
44.8
Shanjia
49.2
Yingge
57.4
Taoyuan
63.3
Neili
67.3
Zhongli
73.1
Puxin
77.1
Yangmei
83.9
Fugang
85.6
Xinfu
87.1
Beihu
89.6
Hukou
95.8
Xinfeng
100.6
Zhubei
(Neiwan line Right arrow)
105.0
North Hsinchu
106.4
Hsinchu
112.2
Sanxingqiao
114.4
Xiangshan
120.8
Qiding
125.4
Zhunan
(Taichung line Right arrow)
129.9
Tanwen
136.6
Dashan
140.4
Houlong
144.0
Longgang
152.1
Baishatun
155.2
Xinpu
161.0
Tongxiao
167.1
Yuanli
174.8
Rinan
179.4
Dajia
184.7
Taichung Port
190.7
Qingshui
193.9
Shalu
198.5
Longjing
203.5
Dadu
208.5
Zhuifen
(Taichung line Right arrow)
215.6
Changhua
222.2
Huatan
226.8
Dacun
230.3
Yuanlin
233.8
Yongjing
237.5
Shetou
241.8
Tianzhong
247.6
Ershui
(Jiji line Right arrow)
255.7
Linnei
260.5
Shiliu
265.3
Douliu
272.9
Dounan
276.8
Shigui
281.4
Dalin
287.2
Minxiong
293.9
Jiabei
(Alishan Forest Rly Right arrow)
296.5
Chiayi
303.1
Shuishang
305.7
Nanjing
311.7
Houbi
319.4
Xinying
322.7
Liuying
326.6
Linfengying
332.1
Longtian
334.3
Balin
338.9
Shanhua
341.8
Nanke
346.5
Xinshi
351.5
Yongkang
355.2
Daqiao
357.9
Tainan
365.5
Bao'an
366.9
Rende
369.5
Zhongzhou
(Shalun line Right arrow)
372.4
Dahu
375.3
Luzhu
383.1
Gangshan
(Up arrow  R )
386.7
Qiaotou
390.9
Nanzi
(Up arrow Taiwan High Speed Rail)
396.0
Xinzuoying
397.9
Zuoying-Jiucheng
tbd
Neiwei
tbd
Museum of Fine Arts
tbd
Gushan
tbd
Sankuaicuo
(Left arrow  R )
404.5
Kaohsiung
(Down arrow Pingtung line)

West Coast line (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zòngguàn xiàn; Pe?h-?e-j?: Chhiòng-koàn sòa?) is a railway line of the Taiwan Railways Administration in western Taiwan.[1][2] It is by far the busiest line, having served over 171 million passengers in 2016. The total length of the line is 404.5 km.

The line is an official classification of physical tracks and does not correspond to particular services. It is connected to Taichung line (mountain line; ) at Zhunan and Changhua. Many services turn inland to take the Taichung route, then back to West Coast line. Train schedules and departure boards mark either mountain or coastal () line to indicate the route taken.

History

The original railroad between Keelung and Twatutia was completed in 1891. The section between Twatutia and Hsinchu was finished in 1893. However, in the Japanese era, these sections were all rebuilt by the Government-General of Taiwan as part of its Taiwan Trunk Railway (?, J?kan Tetsud?) project. The Taiwan Trunk Railway was completed in 1908 with route from K?run (, Keelung) through Taihoku (, Taipei), Shinchiku (, Hsinchu), Taich? (, Taichung), Tainan (, Tainan), to Takao (, Kaohsiung).

The Taiwan Trunk Railway at that time went through all major cities in western Taiwan. However, the terrain around Taich? (Taichung) created a significant bottleneck for rail freight transport. To resolve this issue, the Government-General of Taiwan decided to built a Coastal Line (, Kaigan-sen) between Chikunan (, Zhunan) and Sh?ka (, Changhua) to relieve the congestion. The construction of the Coastal Line was started in 1919 and completed in 1922. The Coastal Line then became a part of the main West Coast Line, and the original railway through Taich? (Taichung) was named as a separate line (Taichung line).

Due to service patterns, the following lines are often collectively referred to as the Western main line (Chinese: ?; Pe?h-?e-j?: Se-p Kàn-sòa?)

Name Chinese Taiwanese Hakka Length Terminus
West Coast line Chhiòng-koàn Sòa? Chiúng-kon Sien 404.5 km (251.3 mi) from Keelung to Kaohsiung
Taichung line Tâi-tiong Sòa? Thòi-chûng Sien 85.5 km (53.1 mi) from Zhunan to Changhua (via Taichung)
Pingtung line Pîn-tong Sòa? Phìn-tûng Sien 61.3 km (38.1 mi) from Kaohsiung to Fangliao

Stations

Name Chinese Taiwanese Hakka Transfers and Notes Location
Keelung Ke-lâng Kî-lùng Ren'ai Keelung
Sankeng Sa?-khe? Sâm-hâng
Badu Peh-tó? Pat-tú -> Taiwan Railways Administration Yilan line Nuannuan
Qidu Chhit-tó? Chhit-tú Qidu
Baifu Pah-hok Pak-fuk
Wudu G-tó? ?g-tú Xizhi New Taipei
Xizhi Se?k-chí Sip-ch
Xike Se?k-kho Sip-khô
Nangang Lâm-káng Nàm-kóng AB-Kreuz.svg Taiwan High Speed Rail Nangang
AB-Kreuz.svg Taipei MetroTaipei Metro Line BL.svg Nangang
Nangang Taipei
Songshan Siông-san Chhiùng-sân AB-Kreuz.svg Taipei MetroTaipei Metro Line G.svg Songshan Songshan
Taipei Tâi-pak Thòi-pet AB-Kreuz.svg Taiwan High Speed Rail Taipei
AB-Kreuz.svg Taipei MetroTaipei Metro Line R.svgTaipei Metro Line BL.svg Taipei Main
AB-Kreuz.svg Taoyuan MetroA Taipei Main (200m)
Zhongzheng
Wanhua B?n-hôa Van-fà AB-Kreuz.svg Taipei MetroTaipei Metro Line BL.svg Longshan Temple Wanhua
Banqiao Pang-kiô Pán-khiâu AB-Kreuz.svg Taiwan High Speed Rail Banqiao
AB-Kreuz.svg Taipei MetroTaipei Metro Line BL.svg Banqiao (Y u/c)
Banqiao New Taipei
Fuzhou Phû-chiu Feù-chû Shulin
Shulin Chhi?-nâ Su-lìm
South Shulin Lâm-chhi?-nâ Nàm Su-lìm
Shanjia Soa?-á-kha Sân-kâ
Yingge Eng-ko Yîn-kô Yingge
Taoyuan Thô-hn?g Thò-yèn Taoyuan Taoyuan
Neili L?i-le?k Nui-la?k Zhongli
Zhongli Tiong-le?k Chûng-la?k AB-Kreuz.svg Taoyuan MetroA Zhongli (u/c)
Puxin Po?-sim Pu-sîm Yangmei
Yangmei Iû?-mûi Yòng-mòi
Fugang Hù-kong Fu-kông
Xinfu Sin-hù Sîn-fu
Beihu Pak-ô? Pet-fù Hukou Hsinchu
County
Hukou Ô?-kháu Fù-khiéu
Xinfeng Sin-hong Sîn-fûng Xinfeng
Zhubei Tek-pak Chuk-pet Zhubei
North Hsinchu Pak Sin-tek Pet Sîn-chuk -> Taiwan Railways Administration Neiwan line East Hsinchu
Hsinchu Sin-tek Sîn-chuk -> Taiwan Railways Administration Neiwan line
Sanxingqiao Sa?-sè?-kiô Sâm-siang-khiâu Xiangshan
Xiangshan Hiong-san Hiông-sân
Qiding Ki?-téng Khi-táng Zhunan Miaoli
County
Zhunan Tek-lâm Chuk-nàm -> Taiwan Railways Administration Taichung line
Tanwen Tâm-bûn Thàm-vùn Zaoqiao
Dashan T?a-soa? Thai-sân Houlong
Houlong ?u-lâng Heu-liùng
Longgang Lêng-káng Liùng-kóng
Baishatun Pe?h-soa-t?n Pha?k-sâ-thûn Tongxiao
Xinpu Sin-po? Sîn-phû
Tongxiao Thong-siau Thûng-siau
Yuanli Oán-lí Yén-lî Yuanli
Rinan Ji?t-lâm Ngit-nàm Dajia Taichung
Dajia T?i-kah Thai-kap
Taichung Port Tâi-tiong-káng Thòi-chûng-kóng Qingshui
Qingshui Chheng-chúi Chhîn-súi
Shalu Soa-lak Sâ-lu?k Shalu
Longjing Liông-ché? Liùng-chiáng Longjing
Dadu T?a-t Thai-tú Dadu
Zhuifen Tui-hun Tûi-fûn -> Taiwan Railways Administration Chengzhui line (to Taichung line)
Changhua Chiong-hoà Chông-fa -> Taiwan Railways Administration Taichung line Changhua Changhua
County
Huatan Hoe-toâ? Fâ-thàn Huatan
Dacun T?i-chhoan Thai-chhûn Dacun
Yuanlin Oân-lîm Yèn-lìm Yuanlin
Yongjing Éng-ch?ng Yún-chhìn Yongjing
Shetou Si?-thâu Sa-theù Shetou
Tianzhong Tiân-tiong Thièn-chûng Tianzhong
Ershui J?-chúi Ngi-súi -> Taiwan Railways Administration Jiji line Ershui
Linnei Nâ-l?i Lìm-nui Linnei Yunlin
County
Shiliu Chio?h-liû Sa?k-liû Douliu
Douliu Táu-la?k Teú-liuk
Dounan Táu-lâm Teú-nàm Dounan
Shigui Chio?h-ku Sa?k-kuî
Dalin T?a-nâ Thai-lìm Dalin Chiayi
County
Minxiong Bîn-hiông Mìn-hiùng Minxiong
Jiabei Ka-pak Kâ-pet East Chiayi
Chiayi Ka-g? Kâ-ngi AB-Kreuz.svg Taiwan Railways Administration Alishan Forest Railway West
Shuishang Chúi-si?ng Súi-sông Shuishang Chiayi
County
Nanjing Lâm-ch?ng Nàm-chhìn
Houbi ?u-piah Heu-piak Houbi Tainan
Xinying Sin-iâ? Sîn-yàng Xinying
Liuying Liú-iâ? Liú-yàng Liuying
Linfengying Lîm-h?ng-iâ? Lìm-fung-yàng Liujia
Longtian Liông-tiân Lùng-thièn Guantian
Balin Pa?t-á-nâ Pha?t-lìm
Shanhua Si?n-hòa San-fa Shanhua
Nanke Lâm-kho Nàm-khô Xinshi
Xinshi Sin-chh? Sîn-s?
Yongkang Éng-khong Yún-không Yongkang
Daqiao T?a-kiô Thai-khiâu
Tainan Tâi-lâm Thòi-nàm East
Bao'an Pó-an Pó-ôn Rende
Rende Jîn-tek Yìn-tet
Zhongzhou Tiong-chiu Chûng-chû -> Taiwan Railways Administration Shalun line
Dahu T?a-ô? Thai-fù Lujhu Kaohsiung
Luzhu L-tek Lu-chuk
Gangshan Kong-san Kông-sân Gangshan
Qiaotou Kiô-á-thâu Khiâu-thèu AB-Kreuz.svg Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit R  Ciaotou Ciaotou
Nanzi Lâm-á-khe? Nâm-ch Nanzi
Xinzuoying Sin-chó-iâ? Sîn-chó-yàng AB-Kreuz.svg Taiwan High Speed Rail Zuoying
AB-Kreuz.svg Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit R  Zuoying/THSR
Zuoying
Zuoying-Jiucheng · Chó-iâ? (K?-siâ?) Chó-yàng (Khiu-sàng)
Neiwei L?i-ûi Nui-vì Gushan
Museum of
Fine Arts
Bí-su?t-koán Mî-su?t-kón
Gushan Kó?-san Kú-sân
Sankuaicuo Sa?-tè-chhù Sân-khoài-chh Sanmin
Kaohsiung Ko-hiông Kô-hiùng -> Taiwan Railways Administration Pingtung line
AB-Kreuz.svg Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit R  Kaohsiung Main

References

  1. ^ "About TRA". Taiwan Railways Administration.MOC. December 11, 2008. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Statistics". ? (in Chinese). December 11, 2008. Retrieved 2017.

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