Taipei Railway Workshop to be Redeveloped as Railway Museum

The Culture Bureau and Ministry of Transport signed a memorandum of agreement yesterday to jointly develop a railway heritage museum in the old Taipei Railway Workshop complex.

The Taipei Railway Workshop is a large facility built in 1935 during Taiwan’s Japanese colonial era. It has remained unused since it closed down in 2012. Buildings and yards occupy a 16.82 hectare site on Civic Boulevard in Xinyi District. The workshop was declared a national historic site in 2015.

Buildings on the site include a 168-meter-long train assembly shed, and a Japanese bath house where workers could clean up and relax after work.

The Culture Minister and Transport Minister said they hope the site will be open to the public as early as the second half of this year.

map showing Taiwan Taipei Railway Museum Workshop
Map showing location of museum site. Google Maps.
Taipei Railway Workshop
View of Taipei Railway workshop site to be redeveloped into a railway museum. Picture: United Daily News.
Old railway cars stored at the Taipei Railway Workshop. Picture: Central News Agency.
View of Taipei Railway workshop from Taipei 101
View of Taipei Railway Workshop from Taipei 101 building. Picture: By 古庭維
Bath house at Taipei Railway Workshop
The bath house at the Taipei Railway Workshop. Picture: By Chaoming
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