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Yilan HSR station location set; work could begin in 2025
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Taipei, Dec. 19 (CNA) The Ministry of Transportation and Communications has decided to locate the site of a planned high speed rail (HSR) station in Yilan near the county government complex, and work could begin as early as 2025, the agency's head said Sunday.

The ministry began evaluating the possibility of extending the HSR network from Nangang Station in Taipei to Yilan in October 2019, but the ministry, experts, and local politicians and residents could not reach an agreement on where the station should be built.

Four proposals for the station's location were initially made, but Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said Sunday that his agency had decided to go with a fifth proposal to build the station 350 meters south of the Yilan County government complex.

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Taipei, Dec. 19 (CNA) The Ministry of Transportation and Communications has decided to locate the site of a planned high speed rail (HSR) station in Yilan near the county government complex, and work could begin as early as 2025, the agency's head said Sunday.

The ministry began evaluating the possibility of extending the HSR network from Nangang Station in Taipei to Yilan in October 2019, but the ministry, experts, and local politicians and residents could not reach an agreement on where the station should be built.

Four proposals for the station's location were initially made, but Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said Sunday that his agency had decided to go with a fifth proposal to build the station 350 meters south of the Yilan County government complex.

More : https://focustaiwan.tw/politics/202112190015
Wondering though, if the HSR line tunnel through the mountain as highway 5 does or will it veer around the mountain in the same approach as the existing TRA line which heads straight east out of Nangang then veers along the coast before heading into Yilan from the north. Really anticipating the finalized plan.
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Old Posted Dec 22, 2021, 10:14 AM
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TRA to operate 309 extra trains for Lunar New Year holiday
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Taipei, Dec. 23 (CNA) A total of 309 train journeys will be added to the Taiwan Railways Administration's (TRA's) regular schedule from Jan. 27-Feb. 7, 2022 to meet an expected surge in demand over the Lunar New Year holiday, the TRA announced on Thursday.

Booking of the holiday train tickets for the TRA's Eastern Trunk Line will start at 12 a.m. Dec. 29, while booking for Western Trunk Line tickets will kick off at 12 a.m. Dec. 30, the TRA said in a statement.

The TRA said that 36 additional Shulin-Hualien Fu-Hsing trains would run from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6 next year in the eastern part of Taiwan. Discounted fares of NT$100 (US$3.6) and NT$200 will be on offer for Taipei-Yilan and Taipei-Hualien routes, respectively.

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TRA launches new intercity express train with business seats
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Taipei, Dec. 26 (CNA) The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) officially launched its new EMU3000 intercity express train, which is the railway operator's only model with business-class seats, with a special trip from Taitung Station in southeastern Taiwan to Shulin Station in New Taipei on Sunday.

The new EMU3000 trains, which offer more seats than existing express services, are part of the government's plan to improve highways and railways in eastern Taiwan, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said at a ceremony at Taitung Station, located in the county of the same name, before the trip.

Each EMU3000 train, which was built by Japanese conglomerate Hitachi, has 538 seats in 12 cars, including one car with 30 business-class seats, according to the TRA.

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Draft ‘Taiwan railway corporation act’ to be debated at next session: minister
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The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) yesterday said that it aims to have lawmakers deliberate a draft “Taiwan railway corporation act” in the next legislative session.

Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) was speaking at the ministry’s new year news conference when asked about progress on reforming the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and turning it into a state-run corporation.

When Wang took office in April last year, his No. 1 pledge was to accomplish the transformation in three years.

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TRA reform stirs strike warning
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The Taiwan Railway Labor Union on Wednesday said it might hold a protest and go on strike next month if the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) presents its proposal to transform itself into a state-run corporation to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications without first reaching an agreement with the union.

After a derailment of a Taroko Express train in Hualien County on April 2 last year killed 49 people, Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材), who took office on April 20, vowed to transform the agency into a state-run corporation within three years.

Wang has since last month met with union representatives, trying to convince them that the transformation would solve the railway operator’s problems.

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Fans bid farewell to Taiwan's workhorse train
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Taipei, March 29 (CNA) Train buffs from around Taiwan gathered at train stations in Hualien and New Taipei on Tuesday to bid farewell to the last of the Fu-Hsing Semi Express trains, once the workhorse of Taiwan's passenger railway system.

The Fu-Hsing Semi Express No. 605 embarked on the final journey of the Fu-Hsing fleet when it left Hualien Station at 6:05 a.m. on a three-hour, 51-minute trip to Shulin Station in New Taipei.

Several train buffs and Hualien residents gathered at the station to catch a glimpse of the last train and snap photos of the locomotive, which was adorned with commemorative decorations to mark the occasion.

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More than 12,000 TRA workers opt for day off on Labor Day
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Taipei, April 16 (CNA) More than 12,000 Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) employees, including 90 percent of its drivers, have vowed not to work on May 1, to protest against the government's proposal to corporatize the transportation agency, according to TRA on Saturday.

Based on shift schedules, 1,200 TRA drivers should be working on Labor Day, which falls on a Monday this year, making that weekend a three-day holiday, but fewer than 40 of them may actually show up for work, said the TRA, which operates Taiwan's only island-wide railway network.

As a result of this, all train services on Eastern lines that day will be cancelled and Western lines will see only a few commuter train operations, the TRA said.

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