FASTER TRAIN TRAVEL: The transport ministry’s planned upgrades to sections throughout Taiwan, to be finished by 2027, are under review at the Executive Yuan
Date: Dec 21, 2020
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
The South Link Line became fully electrified yesterday after seven years of construction.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) marked the occasion with a ride on a Puyuma Express train from Taichung Railway Station to Taimali Station (太麻里) in Taitung County, accompanied by Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) and Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍).
Travelers would no longer need to change from electric express trains to diesel-powered trains when transferring to the South Link Line, Tsai said at a ceremony in Taitung.