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Taiwan Railways Administration
Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit
TRA KaoHsiung Rear Station.JPG
Kaohsiung Railway station
Other names Kaohsiung Main Station (MRT)
Location Jianguo 2nd Road, No. 318
Sanmin, Kaohsiung
Operated by
Distance 399.8 km from Keelung
Connections Bus stop
Structure type Temporary Station: At-Grade/Underground
(Underground station under construction)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Classification 特等站 (Taiwan Railways Administration level)
Opened TRA: June 22, 1941 (original)
March 28, 2002 (temporary)
MRT: March 9, 2008
  • 41,505 daily (2014)[1] (TRA)
  • 26,456 daily (Jan. 2011)[2] (MRT)
Kaohsiung Station
Traditional Chinese 高雄車站
Simplified Chinese 高雄车站

Kaohsiung Station (Chinese: 高雄車站; pinyin: Gāoxióng Chēzhàn) is a railway station located in Sanmin District of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China, which serves the Taiwan Railway Administration Western Line, Pingtung Line and the Kaohsiung MRT Red Line. There is a plan to extend Taiwan High Speed Rail from Zuoying to this station.


TRA Station[edit]

The temporary TRA station (opened March 28, 2002) is a three-level aboveground station connected by elevated walkways between train platforms. It is divided into front and back stations. At ground level, there are four island platforms and twelve tracks (previously thirteen tracks). Eight of the tracks are aligned with platforms.


Numbering starts on the left (south side).

Kaohsiung MRT Station[edit]

Kaohsiung MRT Station Entrance.
Kaohsiung Old Station Building.
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.

The entire station is currently undergoing construction as part of a project to move all rail lines through Kaohsiung underground. Though the station is functional, many areas are not operating at full capacity. Kaohsiung Main Station's platform only allows for three-car configurations while all other stations on the Red Line have platforms that can accommodate six-car configurations. Construction is expected to be completed in December 2017.


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[edit]

  • 1900: Takau (打狗) station opened with the opening of Tainan-Takau line where there is Kaohsiung Harbor Station today.
  • 1907: Hōzan (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.
  • June 22, 1941: Takao Station (new) opened and old Takao Station was renamed to Takao Harbor Station.

KMRT Station[edit]

Nearby stations[edit]

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

Around the station[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Nearby stations[edit]

Preceding station   Taiwan Railway Administration   Following station
toward Keelung
Western Line
Taiwan Trunk Line
Terminus Pingtung Line
toward Fangliao
Preceding station   Kaohsiung MRT   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. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 

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

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