While Taichung Railway Station was being redeveloped, the archaeology department found the historical remains of Japanese Occupation beneath the former railway station. As these have historic and academic meaning, Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-Lung thinks they should be preserved appropriately.
Mayor Lin believes that Taichung expanded in large part because of the railway station; the historical remains near the railway station are all part of Taichung’s heritage and one could even say the beginning of Taichung’s history. He feels very touched to see how the city started and earnestly hopes that three generations of railway station can be preserved well at the same time.
The first Taichung Railway Station was started in 1905 and the second one commenced operation in 1917. The current railway station is the third one and Mayor Lin indicates that between three generations of railway station, more than one hundred years has passed. If we can keep these three stations well at the same time, they will be precious historical relics. Therefore, Taichung Government has set up a task force to discuss how to preserve the site in proper way.