At the time when tickets were sold manually, every station had to stock up card tickets for various combinations of destinations. Although passenger trains did not stop there, Kaohsiung Port Station served as a satellite station in the 1980s to sell reserve tickets for departures from Kaohsiung Station. People who were familiar with the sale system would come to Kaohsiung Port Station for lunar new year tickets when they were sold out in Kaohsiung Station. Card tickets were made according to international standards, neatly fitting into a ticket case. The salesperson would take the bottom ticket, date it with a dating machine, stamp the number of the train on the back of the ticket, and finally fill-in the seat number.