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High-speed rail ridership hits monthly record in July
Average 119,000 passengers per day
2011/08/01 20:28:52

Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) Taiwan's bullet train set a new monthly record for ridership in July, carrying 3.69 million passengers up and down the island's west coast, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) said Monday. http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNe...D=201108010039
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Taiwan High Speed Rail to buy trains from Japan
Sept 28 | Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:02am EDT

(Reuters) - Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp (THSR) is planning to buy trains from a Japanese consortium in an estimated T$3 billion ($98 million) deal, its chairman said on Wednesday, as the bullet train operator anticipates an increase in passengers. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7KS24K20110928

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Monkey invades high speed rails station, sustains electric shock
2011/10/16 20:15:14
Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) A wild monkey that got into a high speed rail station in southern Taiwan on Sunday morning suffered burns from an electric shock as it ran around trying to escape, according to the Kaohsiung City Fire Bureau.
By Chen Ja-fo and Jamie Wang) ENDITEM /pc
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New Hsinchu TRA/Hsinchu HSR Line - Opens 11/12
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Wandering goat causes high-speed train delay

Taipei, Nov. 23 (CNA) A southbound bullet train heading from Taipei to Kaohsiung was delayed by 15 minutes Tuesday after hitting a goat that had inexplicably found its way onto the high-speed rail's tracks, the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) said. No damage or casualties were reported in the accident except for a minor injury suffered by the animal, said company spokesman Chang Yung-hsiung.......

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Taiwan, Japan railways to set up sisterhood ties for locomotives

Taipei, March 9 (CNA) Railway companies in Taiwan and Japan will set up a sisterhood relationship for two steam locomotives on March 12 and sell limited edition commemorative products the same day at selected stations.

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Kawasaki Heavy, Toshiba To Supply 48 Bullet Train Cars To Taiwan
Thursday, May 24, 2012

TOKYO (Nikkei)--Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (7012) and Toshiba Corp. (6502) said Thursday that they have won an order to supply four trains totaling 48 cars as well as electrical equipment for Taiwan's high-speed rail network

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TRA unveils new tilting train car for Eastern Line

TRA unveils new tilting train car for Eastern Line
Taipei Times 6/29
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The Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) yesterday unveiled its new tilting train car, which will be used to enhance transportation capacity on the Eastern Line.

The nation’s largest railway service has purchased 136 tilting train cars from Japan. The first order of 16 cars is scheduled to arrive in October, with the remaining train cars scheduled to arrive by the end of next year.
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New EMU800 in Keelung
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Great videos of the new TRA cars, Coyett. They look unbelievable compared to the trains I rode as a kid in the 90s.
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Taipei Metro Xinyi Line

I posted these in the Taiwan regional forum, but I figured they'd be nice to share here too. Flickr user hiroshi_lin has some great pictures of the new Xinyi Line. The first segment, opened November 24, 2013, is an extension of the existing Danshui Line, which connects three existing stations and adds four new ones. It notably includes a new station at Taipei 101, serving the southern end of the Xinyi District. Here are just a few of hiroshi_lin's Flickr pictures:

Xinyi Anhe station entrance:

信義安和站1號出口 par 小林ひろし, sur Flickr

Da An station mezzanine:

大安站B1穿堂層 par 小林ひろし, sur Flickr

Da An station platform:

大安站月台層 par 小林ひろし, sur Flickr

Da An Forest Park station entrance:

大安森林公園站陽光大廳 par 小林ひろし, sur Flickr

Da An Forest Park station plaza:

大安森林公園站下沉式廣場 par 小林ひろし, sur Flickr
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New Tour Train
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The Hitachi trains will be a huge upgrade on the current South African UCW, Rotem rolling stock.
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I remember reading that Taipei MRT Blue line and THSR share the same tunnel to/from Nangang spur that connects their respectively main tunnels. Does anyone know how they manage the signaling and direction of travel issue since the two systems run in opposite direction?

I have been curious about this but I have not been able to google my way to an answer. Taiwan is fascinating place for railroad fans because of all the mixed gauges, systems, and direction of travel. As far as I know, it is the only country where the mainline and local metros run in opposite directions on a system-wide scale.
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I remember reading that Taipei MRT Blue line and THSR share the same tunnel to/from Nangang spur that connects their respectively main tunnels. Does anyone know how they manage the signaling and direction of travel issue since the two systems run in opposite direction?

I have been curious about this but I have not been able to google my way to an answer. Taiwan is fascinating place for railroad fans because of all the mixed gauges, systems, and direction of travel. As far as I know, it is the only country where the mainline and local metros run in opposite directions on a system-wide scale.
Tracks don't cross each other I think? I remember seeing the Blue line from the THSR heading to Kaohsiung.

As for countries which local metros run in opposite directions, France.
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New, ten-carriage,commuter EMU900 from Rotem arrives next month:
https://udn.com/news/story/7266/4834095
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