TRA to launch New Year’s Eve sightseeing train

Focus Taiwan
By: Wang Shu-fen and Lee Hsin-Yin

The refurbished interior of a Chu-kuang Express train. Photo courtesy of the TRA

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will launch a three-day train package tour on New Year's Eve featuring a refurbished Chu-kuang Express trains, the train that heralded a new era in Taiwan rail travel.

Lion Travel, which the TRA outsourced to operate the service, said earlier this week that the two "Future Express" trains will debut on Dec. 31, one departing late at night from Taipei and the other from Taichung in central Taiwan, to celebrate New Year's Eve aboard.

Both trains will leave from the TRA's Nangang Station in Taipei and Taichung Station at 11:50 p.m., and arrive at Taimali in southeastern Taiwan's Taitung County at 5 a.m. on New Year's Day, the travel agency said.

A total of 220 passengers will be able to watch the first rays of the sun of 2021 at around 6:36 a.m., the agency said.    [FULL  STORY]

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