Taiwan resumes rail services after typhoon shutdown

China | 9 Aug 2019 7:08 pm

Railway and high-speed rail services around Taiwan that were disrupted by typhoon Lekima have been restored to normal except for Taiwan Railways Administration service in northeastern Taiwan and on smaller branch lines.

As of the afternoon, train services between Hualien and Qidu in Keelung in the northeast and the Pingxi, Shen'ao, and Neiwan branch lines in the north remained out of service, CNA reports.

Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. announced that high-speed rail services north of Taichung had resumed after being suspended Thursday evening as a precaution against the approaching typhoon.

The company also added trains today covering the entire high-speed rail line from Taipei's Nangang to Kaohsiung's Zuoying, starting at 1:30 p.m.

As of 2:00 p.m. Lekima was located about 240 kilometers north-northeast of Taipei, moving at a speed of 16 kilometers per hour in a northwesterly direction toward China, according to Central Weather Bureau data.

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