Elevated railway project faces delays after historic train turntable discovered in southern Taiwan

Chiayi City’s elevated railway project was originally due to be completed by the end of 2025, but will likely face delays after a committee voted to preserve in situ a 116-year-old train turntable. The Japanese colonial era railway turntable was discovered while excavating the basement of the new Chiayi Railway Station in December 2023. A survey and study of the remnants by the Cultural Resources Review Committee determined that the turntable was built in 1908, and constituted a tangible cultural

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Two rail workers killed, one injured after being hit by locomotive

Two railway maintenance workers died, and another was seriously injured, after they were hit by a maintenance vehicle in Taitung County this morning, February 23. The three men were replacing a switch on tracks around one kilometer from Haiduan Train Station in Guanshan Township when they were hit by an electric maintenance vehicle being driven by a trainee driver at 8:35 am, according to reports. The three injured workers were rushed to Guanshan Tzu Chi Hospital, but two were pronounced

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Elderly Man Survives After Jumping into Path of Train

[Picture: Taiwan Railway Administration] A man in his 70s rushed forward and jumped off the platform as a train came into Shanjia Station, at around 8:05 am this morning. After being hit by the train, the man ended up between the platform and the wheels, suffering scratches and bruises, but conscious and not seriously injured. The man, dressed in pajamas and a light jacket, was rescued by firefighters and rushed to Far East Memorial Hospital in Banciao District. Shanjia Station

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Taipei Railway Workshop to be Redeveloped as Railway Museum

The Culture Bureau and Ministry of Transport signed a memorandum of agreement yesterday to jointly develop a railway heritage museum in the old Taipei Railway Workshop complex. The Taipei Railway Workshop is a large facility built in 1935 during Taiwan’s Japanese colonial era. It has remained unused since it closed down in 2012. Buildings and yards occupy a 16.82 hectare site on Civic Boulevard in Xinyi District. The workshop was declared a national historic site in 2015. Buildings on the

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Last Train Rolls Out of Taichung Station

Photo Credit: United Daily News The last train departed Taichung’s 110 year-old train station last night at 8:55pm, October 15, 2016. Trains now run on a new elevated line and stop at a new elevated station. Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung was joined by hundreds of residents to see the last train off. Today, October 16 will see an opening ceremony at the new station. The old Taichung Railway Station was built during the Japanese colonial era, and reflects the architectural

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