TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – From April 27, the route of the TRA Jiji Central Taiwan Railway line will be adjusted to facilitate the connection between the line and the Taiwan High Speed ââTrain (THSR) in the hope to boost tourism in the region, according to THSR.
Jiji’s original route departs from TRA Ershui Station and ends at Checheng Station, with five stations in between.
Most of the Jiji Line trains will take the same route, but starting Thursday, three trains per day will be adjusted from Tianzhong Station to Checheng Station, and three trains on the return trip will be going. at Tianzhong extended destination station.
The reason for the adjustment is that THSR Chunghua Station is closer to TRA Tianzhong Station (only 10 minutes by bus) than Ershui Station, and free shuttles will be provided by THSR for connection. easier.
Jiji TRA Station
THSR Chairman Chiang Yao-chung told a press conference to announce the adjustment on Wednesday that the easier connection between THSR and TRA’s Jiji Line would give tourists more time to visit places along from the historic Jiji Line in one day.
Along the Jiji Line, visitors can plan to bike tour the Mingxin Academy and Wu-Chang Temple in Jiji Town, Snake Kiln Ceramic Cultural Park in Shuili, as well as the Forest Exhibition Hall and streets around Checheng station.
The Jiji Line, the longest branch line of the TRA, is located in Changhua and Nantou counties. The length of the line is 29.7 km.
The line was originally built by Taipower to facilitate the construction of a hydroelectric power station at Sun Moon Lake. The colony government subsequently purchased the road in 1927.
TRA station Chechnya
The line was severely damaged in the 1999 Jiji earthquake on September 21, 1999, but was repaired and resumed operations in February 2002.
In March 2010, line service was suspended so that work could be done on seven railway tunnels between Zhuoshui Station and Checheng Station. The maintenance repaired the damage the tunnels suffered in the 1999 earthquake and widened the width of the tunnels. The line reopened on July 9, 2011.