By: Su Mu-chun, Chao Li-yan and Chiang Yi-ching
Trial runs on the system's first line, the Green Line, began on Nov. 16, but were suspended after one of the trains reported a malfunction at the Taichung High Speed Rail Station terminal on Nov. 21.
The system's operator, Taichung Mass Rapid Transit Corp. (TMRTC), said the same day that all services would be suspended until the problem is fixed.
The breakdown involved a U.S.-made coupling connecting the two-carriage train that broke, which the train manufacturer, Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan, said had "never happened before." [FULL STORY]