By: Lee Hsin-Yin
According to a final report released by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Monday, Lu Chieh-shen (鹿潔身), who was in charge of the TRA when a Puyuma train derailed and killed 18 passengers in October 2018, will be given a major demerit and a demerit, instead of only a major demerit.
Lu ignored the longstanding problems with the Puyuma trains' air compressors that played a major role in the crash, the report said.
It was because of malfunctioning air compressors that the driver of the ill-fated train, You Chen-chung (尤振仲), turned off the automatic train protection (ATP) system, which when on prevents trains from speeding. [FULL STORY]