Date: December 2, 2015
Three new Taiwan High Speed Rail stations began operations Dec. 1 in the counties of
Miaoli, Changhua and Yunlin, underscoring government efforts to enhance the nation’s transportation services and promote regional growth.
At an inauguration ceremony held in Yunlin, President Ma Ying-jeou said the new facilities marked a major milestone in the development of the nation’s transportation infrastructure.
Two similar events were held simultaneously in Changhua and Miaoli, and were presided over by Premier Mao Chi-kuo and Minister of Transportation and Communications Chen Jian-yu, respectively.
“Rail services are an essential plank of the 12 i-Taiwan construction projects that I outlined in my campaign promises in 2008, as they offer convenient public transportation and produce 80 percent less carbon emissions than road transport,” the president said.
Given the THSR’s improving operations over the years, “it is hoped that the company’s successful business model and close relationships with its Japanese partners will help transform Taiwan into a global turnkey solution provider in public transportation services,” he added. [FULL STORY]