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Minister apologizes over massive train delays
Central News Agency
2014-07-28 11:25 PM
Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih apologized over massive train delays Monday that affected nearly 20,000 passengers during rush hour. Yeh apologized for the inconvenience caused by a train that stalled on the southbound track between Songshan and Taipei stations at about 4 p.m. when its overhead electric cable fell after it braked suddenly. With only one track left in the busy Taipei area, 75 trains were delayed, affecting some 19,800 passengers. The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) took about five hours to fix the train and restore traffic to normal. The TRA said it has begun to investigate the cause of the incident, with a report expected to come out later this week. It was the second time a massive train delay had occurred in the past five months. On February 28, over 60,000 passengers were affected after an overhead electric cable was pulled down by a fast-moving train. (By Angela Tsai and James Lee)
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