Last year, three new stations were added to the Taiwan High Speed Rail system, handling super-fast bullet trains traveling between Taipei in the north and Kaohsiung in the south: Miaoli, Changhua, and Yunlin.
Earlier this year Changhua Station, in central Taiwan, received a prestigious honor recognizing its modern, environment-friendly design, when it was named the popular-choice winner in the Bus & Train Stations category of the Architizer’s A-plus awards (awards.architizer.com/winners/list). The station resembles a greenhouse, and has a large multi-paned glass wall giving travelers an unobstructed view of the rural landscape of Changhua and enabling sunlight to stream through the spacious concourse. More sunlight is channeled in by curved columns, and natural ventilation keeps the building cool all year round. For more info about the Taiwan High Speed Rail system and its stations, visit www5.thsrc.com.tw/en/.