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Walking through Time and Space - Cishan Train Station Once Again Reveals the Prosperity
2009-07-28 16:22:00
2010-02-24 16:01:00
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Leanne Chien
高雄市
Leanne Chien
高雄市
By TTNews Reporter Chang Kuo-Shuan
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Kaohsiung County, Taiwan –


On Saturday morning, the sky is covered with murky clouds in the southern Taiwan, but the weather apparently didn’t affect the Cishan Township at all. For the people in Cishan, it was a memorable day. The restoration of Cishan Train Station with nearly a hundred years of history was finally completed, which was worth celebrating!

Because of the re-opening of Cishan Train Station, nearby restaurants and shops were ready to welcome the nationwide tourists. Cishan Old Street was once again filled with all kinds of traditional snacks and crowded with people from all over the places. It is believed that such development will help to extend the positive values of Cishan tourism.

Cishan Train Station, built in 1912, was originally designed to transport the cane sugar raw materials and finished sugar products from Ciwei Sugar Refinery. The railway runs from Cishan 1st Road leading all the way to Jiuchutang Station in Dashu. In addition to the delivery of sugar and other goods, it was also open for public transportation. Cishan Station became the main station with a total length of 40-kilometre railway network. However, it was fully shut down in 1978 and the railway network was removed; Cishan Station was the only remaining.

Cishan Station is a unique building combined with European and Japanese styles with a simple yet elegant appearance. The foot of the walls were built with red bricks. The outer walls were constructed with wood. The external wall body was covered in white plaster. On the right side of the station was a waiting room with an octagonal-shaped top like a Gothic church steeple. On the left side, the triangular room with diamond-shaped tiled roof makes the station even more lively and enjoyable.

Walking through time and space, Cishan Station with nearly a hundred years of history might not have an actual transportation function any more, but it is a fairly important local asset in history and culture. Next time if you have a chance visiting Cishan, it is recommended that you can pay a visit to Cishan Station.


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Cishan: 旗山




張國宣/高雄縣

  迷濛的天空在星期六的早晨籠照著南台灣,但這樣的天氣卻沒有影響高雄縣的旗山鎮,熱鬧的聲響從26日的一早便瀰漫整條旗山老街,對於旗山人來說,今天是值得紀念的日子,百年歷史的旗山火車站就在今日舉辦了修復工程的竣工大典,實在是彌足珍貴。
  
  就在旗山今日充滿各式小吃的老街起點,旗山火車站再度開張,用全新的風貌問世,相信這樣的發展更能拓展旗山觀光旅遊的正面價值。
  
  旗山火車站興建於日治時代大正元年(西元1912年),早期它是為了運送旗尾糖廠的甘蔗原料及白糖成品而建造的。由旗山一路通往大樹九曲堂站。接駁緃貫線鐵路,除運送甘蔗及其它貨物,並開辦旅客運輸,形成了以旗山火車為總站,全長約40公里的的鐵道網,但民國67年全面停駛,陸陸續續拆除沿線鐵道網,僅存旗山火車站。
  
  旗山火車站為融合歐式及日式風格造建築,造型簡單典雅,以紅磚打造腳牆,用木材構造外牆,壁體外部塗白灰泥,右側站房是一八角錐項的侯車室,形似哥德式教堂的尖塔,與左側站房的三角形屋面相呼應,屋項瓦片以菱形排列,八角形屋項則是排成鱗片狀,四角及屋脊處包覆銅皮,屋簷下方用垂直及水平木條拼貼裝飾壁面,讓車站更顯得活潑。

  旗山火車站有著近百年的光景,也許不再有著實際的運輸的功能,但在歷史和文化上,卻是地方上相當重要的資產,有空到旗山來看看這全國少見的八角形式的車站,一同撫今追昔,走入時光之流的隧道,感受世紀風華下的旗山火車站。(攝影/張國宣)


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