Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Taiwan’s popular Alishan Forest Railway will not be able to reopen on Dec. 25 as
previously scheduled after parts of it were damaged by Typhoon Dujuan, according to the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA).
The TRA announced last month that it expected to resume operation of the full length of the forest railway on Christmas Day after repairs to the most scenic section between Fenchihu and Divine Tree stations had been completed.
Several parts of the forest railway, however, were destroyed by Typhoon Dujuan, which swept across Taiwan last weekend, forcing the TRA to cancel its plan to reopen the line on Dec. 25.
Meanwhile, the Chiayi Forest District Office said it had completed work to remove fallen rocks and trees brought down by the typhoon. The section between Chiayi and Fenchihu stations returned to normal Oct. 1. [FULL STORY]