Newspaper article China Post

Six Puyuma Direct Trains to Travel between Taipei, Taitung

Newspaper article China Post

Six Puyuma Direct Trains to Travel between Taipei, Taitung

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As the electrified railroad system between Hualien ([...]) and Taitung ([...]) will be operational by the end of this month, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) yesterday revealed the timetable of its Puyuma Express train, saying that the direct train will travel between Taipei and Taitung six times per day.

The TRA also said that after the line becomes operational, travel time between Taipei and Taitung will be reduced to three hours and 30 minutes by taking the Puyuma Express - the TRA's fastest train.

The administration went on to say that the line capacity of the electrified railroad system between Taipei and Hualien will be raised about 23-25 percent, while line capacity between Taipei and Taitung will increase by 18-40 percent.

TRA Deputy Director-General Chong Ching-ta ([...]) said passengers can travel between Taipei and Taitung by taking "direct" or "indirect" trains.

Chong explained that the direct Taipei-Taitung Puyuma Express route stops at three train stations including Songshan Station, Hualien Station and Yuli Station, adding that travel time for direct trains only amounts to three and a half hours. …

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