The China Post
Date: October 17, 2016
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taichung on Sunday inaugurated its elevated railway station shortly after it shut its ground-level station, which had witnessed a century of the city’s history.
The new railway station will become the foundation of Taichung’s next century, President Tsai Ing-wen said at the inauguration.
The first-ever train to run on the new elevated railway arrived at 6:28 a.m. Sunday, and the Taiwan Railways Administration held a ceremony to mark the opening of the station at noon.
The ceremony was attended by Tsai, Transportation Minister Ho Chen Tan and other governmental officials.
Tsai said she hoped the new train station would bolster tourism and economic activity in the area, bringing prosperity back to the center of Taichung.
The elevation of Taichung’s railway system is part of a nationwide project that began under former Premier Yu Shyi-kun. [FULL STORY]