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Shanjia Railway Station Shulin Transportation

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AddressNo. 108, Section 3,Zhongshan Road, Shulin District, New Taipei City.
Tel 886-2-26808874

Description

This century old “Shanjia Train Station” has been renovated in 2017 to exhibit its looks during Colonial Japan, and collaborates with the “The Past is Coal” historical Shanjia industry exhibition (extended display until July 4th 2017). The refurbished “Shanjia Station”is widely popular with tourists for its little waiting room, coarse grindstone exterior and quaint Japanese and western style compound. Some visitors even pose in the waiting room dressed in kimonos, seemingly to travel back in time to the Japanese period.
The exhibition also displays miniature retro versions and simulated versions of the Shanjia station and rail models made with scraps. The Taiwan Railway schedule from the Recovery Period and folded tourist railroad maps of Colonial Japan are on display. In addition, there are life-size card board cut-outs, train ticket and the Station Master for the day outfitting service loved by the young and old alike all indulging the public with fun and relish.

The Shanjia Station is the only station preserving its Japanese features in the west coast railway south of Chitu and north of Taoyuan. It is significant in the railway architectural history of Taiwan.