Service on Taiwan's main railway back to normal
Central News Agency
2014-03-01 09:09 AM
Taipei, March 1 (CNA) Emergency repair work on Taiwan's major railway line was completed Saturday morning, nearly 24 hours after an overhead electric cable was pulled down by a fast-moving train, causing massive delays on the first day of a three-day weekend. The section between Zhongli and Puxin in Taoyuan county in which the incident occurred is now open both ways, according to the Taiwan Railways Administration. Until the broken cable was repaired and power restored, the four-kilometer stretch of the railway had been used for both northbound and southbound trains, which was the cause for the delays. Twelve trains and 4,300 passengers were affected Saturday before traffic was back to normal. That compared with some 57,000 people who were stuck on trains or in stations Friday after the incident occurred at 8:37 a.m. on the railway line that connects major population centers on the western part of the island. (By Angela Tsai and Jay Chen)
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