By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) on Wednesday said the Puyuma Express will begin to join the western line services from April 21, travelling daily between Songshan Station in Taipei City and Chaozhou Station in Pintgung County, with only one southbound train and one northbound train a day.
A single trip of the western line Puyuma stops over at 10 stations (including departure and destination) and takes about four hours and 20 minutes, about one hour faster than the Tze-Chian Express, but the fare, NT$ 940, is the same as the latter.
The stopover stations include Taipei, Banqiao, Taoyuan, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung.
Currently, the southbound Puyuma, train code 111, departs daily from Songshan at 7:48 a.m. and arrives at Chaozhou at 12:08 p.m.; the northbound Puyuma, train code 136, departs from Chaozhou at 2:58 p.m. and arrives at Songshan at 7:17 p.m. [FULL STORY]