Western Line

For the Western Line in Australia see Western railway line, Sydney
For the Western Line in New Zealand see Western Line, Auckland


The Western Line (西部幹線) is a railway line of the Taiwan Railway Administration running along Taiwan's densely populated western corridor. As a result of this, it remains the busiest rail line in Taiwan.

History

The original railroad between Keelung and Dadaocheng was completed in 1891. The section between Dadaocheng and Hsinchu was finished in 1893. However, these sections were all rebuilt at the beginning of the 20th century. The Western Line was completed in 1908. The Coastal Line, which was finished in 1922, was used to relieve congestion near Taichung.

Stations

Parenthetical words are alternative spelling found on some maps.
Western Line

Overview
Mode Commuter rail line
Area Western Sydney
Map colour Yellow
Owner CityRail
Design

Stations 34

Connects Central
Strathfield
Blacktown
Penrith
Parramatta
Richmond
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Republic of China. For other uses, see Taiwan (disambiguation).
Taiwan (Traditional Chinese: or ; Simplified Chinese:
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Keelung City (Chinese: 基隆, Pinyin: Jilong, POJ: Ke-lâng) is a provincial city of Taiwan, Republic of China. Located in the northeastern of the island and bordering Taipei County, it is Taiwan's second largest seaport (after
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Dadaocheng (Chinese: 大稻埕; Pinyin: dàdàochéng; Wade-Giles: ta-tao ch'eng; Taiwanese: Tōa-tiū-tiâⁿ; literally "big rice drying-field"), spelled Twatutia
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18th century - 19th century - 20th century
1860s  1870s  1880s  - 1890s -  1900s  1910s  1920s
1888 1889 1890 - 1891 - 1892 1893 1894

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Dadaocheng (Chinese: 大稻埕; Pinyin: dàdàochéng; Wade-Giles: ta-tao ch'eng; Taiwanese: Tōa-tiū-tiâⁿ; literally "big rice drying-field"), spelled Twatutia
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Hsinchu City (Traditional Chinese: 新竹市; Hanyu Pinyin: Xīnzhú Shì; Tongyong Pinyin: Sinjhú Shìh; Wade-Giles: Hsin-chu Shih; POJ: Sin-tek) is a city in northern Taiwan.
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1890 1891 1892 - 1893 - 1894 1895 1896

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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1870s  1880s  1890s  - 1900s -  1910s  1920s  1930s
1905 1906 1907 - 1908 - 1909 1910 1911

Year 1908 (MCMVIII
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1890s  1900s  1910s  - 1920s -  1930s  1940s  1950s
1919 1920 1921 - 1922 - 1923 1924 1925

Year 1922 (MCMXXII
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For the county, see Taichung County.
Taichung (Traditional Chinese: 臺中 or 台中; Hanyu Pinyin: Táizhōng; Tongyong Pinyin: Táijhōng; Wade-Giles: T'ai-chung; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-tiong) is a city located in
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Keelung City (Chinese: 基隆, Pinyin: Jilong, POJ: Ke-lâng) is a provincial city of Taiwan, Republic of China. Located in the northeastern of the island and bordering Taipei County, it is Taiwan's second largest seaport (after
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The Yilan Line (宜蘭線) is the northern section of the Eastern Line of the Taiwan Railway Administration.

History

This railroad was completed in 1924. It was expanded to two tracks in the early 1980s. In 2000, it was electrified between Badu and Luodong.
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Hsichih (Traditional Chinese: 汐止; Pinyin: Xìzhĭ; Wade-Giles: Hsi-chih; Tongyong Pinyin: Sijhih) is a city in Taipei County, Taiwan.
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Nángǎng (Hanyu Pinyin) (Chinese: 南港, WG: Nan-kang, Tongyong Pinyin: Nangang) is a southeastern district of Taipei. It is the seat of the Academia Sinica and Nankang Software Park (NKSP).
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Taipei Rapid Transit System
(Metro Taipei)


Locale Metropolitan Taipei
Transit type(s) Rapid transit
Began operation March 28, 1996
System length 77 km
No. of lines 7
No.
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The Taiwan High Speed Rail (Traditional Chinese: 台灣高速鐵路, also known as the THSR) is Taiwan's high-speed rail network, running approximately 335.
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Songshan District (Chinese: 松山區; Hanyu Pinyin: Sōngshān Qū; Wade-Giles: Sung-shan Chü) is a district of Taipei. The name of the district is historically spelled Sungshan. The Songshan Domestic Airport is located here.
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台北車站 '''
Taipei Station
Taipei Railway Station
Taipei Main Station

Code 100
R13/BL7
A1
Operating System Taiwan Railway Administration
Taipei Rapid Transit System
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Taipei Rapid Transit System
(Metro Taipei)


Locale Metropolitan Taipei
Transit type(s) Rapid transit
Began operation March 28, 1996
System length 77 km
No. of lines 7
No.
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The Taiwan High Speed Rail (Traditional Chinese: 台灣高速鐵路, also known as the THSR) is Taiwan's high-speed rail network, running approximately 335.
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Wanhua District (Traditional Chinese: 萬華區; Hanyu Pinyin: Wànhúa
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20th century - 21st century
1960s  1970s  1980s  - 1990s -  2000s  2010s  2020s
1996 1997 1998 - 1999 - 2000 2001 2002

Year 1999 (MCMXCIX
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Banciao City (Traditional Chinese: 板橋市; Hanyu Pinyin: Bǎnqiáo Shì
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20th century - 21st century
1960s  1970s  1980s  - 1990s -  2000s  2010s  2020s
1996 1997 1998 - 1999 - 2000 2001 2002

Year 1999 (MCMXCIX
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Taipei Rapid Transit System
(Metro Taipei)


Locale Metropolitan Taipei
Transit type(s) Rapid transit
Began operation March 28, 1996
System length 77 km
No. of lines 7
No.
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The Taiwan High Speed Rail (Traditional Chinese: 台灣高速鐵路, also known as the THSR) is Taiwan's high-speed rail network, running approximately 335.
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Shulin City (樹林市) is a city in the southwestern part of Taipei County, Taiwan (Republic of China).
  • Area: 33.1288 km²
  • Population: 159,101 people (2003)

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