Radio Taiwan International
Date: 07 December, 2020
By: Andrew Ryan
Today, there are parts of the road that are only accessible by bus, due to landslides. So to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the highway, one local bus company has come up with a nostalgic way for people to experience this remote part of Taiwan.
There used to be a saying in Taiwan: in the skies, you have China Airlines, and on the ground you have the Jinma Express. And for many people, it was the impeccably dressed bus attendants who left an impression. They were a fixture of the Jinma Express ever since it began offering long-distance service in Taiwan in 1959.
Now, on the 60th anniversary of the Central Cross-Island Highway, one local bus company is bringing back the attendants! They hired four students from a local university, and one of the original bus attendants to train them. [FULL STORY]