Date: January 7, 2016
Taiwan High Speed Rail’s Nangang Station is scheduled to commence
operations in mid-July, furthering the north-south reach of the network to 350 kilometers, according to THSR Corp. Jan. 6.
Doubling as a transfer hub for Taiwan Railways Administration and Taipei Metro lines, the new facility is expected to enhance operational flexibility through assuming THSR terminus functions from the smaller Taipei Main Station.
Premier Mao Chi-kuo said the rapid progress of construction work at Nangang is in keeping with the government’s commitment to developing public transportation services, citing last month’s inauguration of three additional THSR stops in Changhua, Miaoli and Yunlin Counties.
“This is good news for travelers commuting between the northern and southern regions of Taiwan,” Mao said during an inspection of the station. “With more platforms and tracks in place, Nangang is set to expand THSR’s passenger capacity while lightening the load on Taipei Main.” [FULL STORY]