Taiwan Taoyuan Metro resumes services following railway switch fault

The issue was resolved by 12.30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/02/05
By: Ryan Drillsma, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Passengers on the Taoyuan Metro (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following track issues with the Taiwan Taoyuan Metro Tuesday morning, all services are now running as normal as of 1 p.m.

During a routine safety inspection at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, a problem was discovered with a railway switch on the Taoyuan Metro track between Taipei and Sanchong (三種).

As a result of emergency maintenance procedures, journey times both ways along the route were extended by 30 minutes. Boarding at station A1 (Taipei Main Station) was suspended, although passengers could still board at stations A2 and beyond.

The problem was resolved by 12.30 p.m. and Taoyuan Metro services have resumed normal operations. Passengers have been able to board at station A1 since 1 p.m.

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