Infrastructures

Taichung actively builds infrastructures on top of its location advantages and works towards making Taichung the gateway for visitors and offering convenience and free flow of cargos. High speed rails, railways and highway buses also make Taichung a hub for day trips. Besides, because of its location, Taichung is the only city in Taiwan where people can travel to any of the other five special municipalities in an hour.

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臺中航空站航廈全景

Taichung International Airport

Taichung International Airport is working towards the goal of being one of the airports that serves both international flights and direct cross-strait flights to people in the central area. The airport continues improving its designs for custom traffic flows and upgrading service facilities. The airport is aiming at moderately adding new international flights within a radius of 4 to 6 hours flight time. The newly built terminal could service 1.7 million passengers. The new and existing terminals combined can handle 2.9 million visitors per year.

The airport hosts international flights such as Hong Kong, Macao, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi), Korea (Incheon), Japan (Okinawa, Kansai and Nagasaki) and the scheduled or non-scheduled direct cross-strait flights include Shanghai, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Jinan, Qingdao, Hohhot, Hefei, Taiyuan, Nanning, Yichang, Kunming, Tianjin, Chengdu and any future international and cross-strait flights airlines may apply and get approval by the Civil Aeronautics Administration.

Taichung International Airport officially started handling international cargo transportation since February 5th, 2015. It is expected for the airport to handle around 8,600 tons of cargos at the beginning and brings convenience to cargo owners located in the center part of Taiwan to deal with import and export procedures.

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臺中車站
臺中車站

Taiwan Railway

Both western mountain line and ocean line offered by the Taiwan Railway make stops at Taichung. The only special class station in the central Taiwan – Taichung Station services average 50,000 passengers every day. Visitors can connect to public transportation such as highway buses, city buses and public bikes from here.

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台灣高鐵
台灣高鐵

Taiwan High Speed Rail

Taiwan High Speed Rail offers high speed railway services between major cities on the western Taiwan. There are currently nine stations – Nangang, Taipei, Banqiao, Taiyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan and Kaohsiung. The lines can operate as fast as 300 km per hour and with an on-time rate of over 99.6%. The fastest it takes from Taichung to any of the five special municipalities by the high speed trains is 40 minutes.

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Highway Buses

Major passenger buses stations in Taichung are: Taichung Bus Station, Chungkang Interchange, Chao Ma Interchange, and Shuinan Transportation Center. Various bus companies offer routes connecting counties and cities and offer visitors a wide range of alternatives to reach their destinations.

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台中市公車
台中市公車

City Buses

Ever since the “first 10 km free” policy took place and the bus routes on Taiwan Boulevard were optimized, the increase rate of bus usages in Taichung tops the six special municipalities while traffic congestions during rush hours reduced, traffic accidents lessened, air quality improved and carbon emissions lowered.

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臺中港

Taichung Port

Taichung Port owns a huge hinterland and is the important hub for consolidating loose products like coal, natural gases, imported cars, powder, chemical materials, timber and machineries. The port also hosts the Chungkang Export Processing Zone and has the highest cargo throughput rate in Taiwan in these two years. Besides, to boost cruise travel in the central Taiwan, large cruise ship terminals are under construction and the cruise businesses are promoting cruise travel packages together with the government.

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ibike

Public Bikes

Taichung City Government is planning on building a bicycle sharing system (ibike) to cover the last mile to peoples’ final destinations. As of July 2017, there were 214 bike stations in Taichung City. It is encouraged that people use low pollution and low energy consumption bike-sharing system as a short-distance transportation method. By doing this, there will be less people own and use personal motor vehicles, reducing the traffic congestions in the city, decreasing the environment pollution and energy consumption.

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Besides a world class fossil fuel power station, Taichung also hosts the largest hydroelectric power station in Taiwan. To promote green energy, the Taichung City Government encourages local businesses to generate power from their own resources and actively invests in building solar power facilities. Taiwan Power Company values Taichung’s privileged location and plans on building the one in the Taichung Port the largest offshore wind farm in the Southeast Asia.

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風電
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大甲溪發電廠
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太陽能

To secure the basic livelihood, Taichung’s tap water coverage rate increase at the fastest pace among the six special municipalities. In response to the prosperous industry growths in the Taichung area, Water Resource Agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs keeps promoting “The Project of conjunctive use of water sources from Da-Jia & Da-An river” to ensure reliable water supply for the region.

Taiwan offers low-cost water and electricity. Taiwan has the world’s second lowest water cost, third lowest residential electricity cost and the eighth lowest industrial electricity cost.

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臺中電廠

Wind Farm Clusters

The “Taichung Port 2.0 Project” planned by the Taichung City Government will make the northern part of the Taichung Port an area for tourism and leisure activities – with Sungpai Fishing Harbor, cruise ship terminals, an electricity museum, a marine biology aquarium where white dolphins live in, Wuqi Fishing Port and Gaomei Wetlands. The north part of the port also temporally hosts wind farms due to needs to load, unload and assemble wind turbines.

In the mid to long run, the wind farm clusters should be moved from the northern tourism and leisure activities area to the south part of the port where the reclaimed land will be. The squared shaped new area will be home for the green energy industry clusters, as outlined in the “Taichung Port 2.0 Project”.

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智慧網路(0800-081-051)

Taichung is proud of having a very high Wi-Fi coverage rate. The City Government is also adding more than a thousand iTaichung free hotspots in commercial districts, transportation interchanges and convenience stores across the city. In addition, users can use their iTaichung login to access the free Wi-Fi from TANetRoaming or iTaiwan networks in various colleges and institutions campuses in Taichung, Changhua and Nantou. By consolidating the network resources, our Wi-Fi services can cover more areas and be more convenient to use.