Female appointed Taipei Main Station Station Master for first time in history

For the first time in its 135-year history, a female has been appointed as station master at Taipei Main Station, and began duties after a handover ceremony today, February 7.

During the ceremony to appoint the 25th station master of Taiwan Railway Administration’s largest train station, outgoing station master Tu Wei-ting (涂維庭) handed responsibility for the management of Taiwan’s largest railway station over to 43-year-old Hu Yongzhi (胡詠芝).

Hu holds a master’s degree in transportation and logistics management from National Chiao Tung University, and qualified as railway special examiner in 2009, and senior officer in 2021. Hu has worked as a station clerk, train conductor, train manager, deputy station master, substitute station master, train crew deputy director, train crew director, and station manager. Since 2011, Hu has served as a seed teacher of the basic manners and service standards of the TRA’s international etiquette and service standards and an internal lecturer at the TRA staff training center.

Statistically, 80% of TRA employees are male. The first female station master in TRA’s history was the current station master of Kaohsiung Station, Shang-Guan Huizhu (上官慧珠), who was appointed station master of the newly-built XinZuoying Station in 2006.

Taipei Main Station is the largest railway station in Taiwan. Picture by Alexwikix CC BY-SA 4.0

Cover Picture: Taiwan Railways Administration.

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