To increase the transportation capacity in Taitung area, starting from April 26th, there will be 3 additional EMU3000 Ziqiang trains between Taipei and Taitung.
(Photo by reporter Chen Xianyi)
[Reporter Chen Xianyi/Taitung Report] In order to increase the transport capacity of the Taitung area, legislator Liu Chaohao sought additional trains from Taiwan Railways, and was approved to add three EMU 3000-type Ziqiang trains between Taipei and Taitung, as well as the original 407 trains The Cichai Lian Ziqiang was changed to EMU 3000 and started operation on April 26.
Liu Chaohao said that TRA's newly purchased EMU 3000 vehicles have been delivered one after another and put into operation on the eastern trunk line. He hopes to increase the transport capacity and improve the overall service quality. He reminds folks who need to take the train to make reservations online three weeks in advance.
Liu Chaohao strives for consent to increase Taiwan's eastward capacity
Liu Chaohao said that Taiwan Railways purchased new intercity vehicles EMU 3000, a total of 50 sets (12 sets), and he strived to give priority to Taitung operation, and on December 26, 2021 in Taitung The maiden voyage was officially put into operation.
As new cars are being delivered one after another, the Taiwan Railway Bureau plans to replace old models such as the Chai Lian Ziqiang, and then review the number of new trains.
Liu Chaohao said that he tried to increase the 423 trains from Taitung to Taipei, the 428 and 442 trains from Taipei to Taitung, and changed the 407 trains from Taitung to Taipei to EMU 3000. To improve the overall transport capacity and improve service quality, the Taiwan Railway Bureau announced that it will start operation on April 26.
407 diesel trains changed to EMU 3000 type
Liu Chaohao said that the new trains from Taitung to Taipei 423 depart from Taitung Station at 1 pm every day and arrive at Taipei Station at 5:50; the train from Taipei to Taitung 428 departs from Taipei at 2 pm every day Departs from Taipei Station and arrives at Taitung Station at 6:30; train 442 departs from Taipei Station at 5:9 pm every day and arrives at Taitung Station at 9:33 pm.
After the Taitung-Taipei No. 407 train is changed from diesel to EMU 3000, the time is adjusted to depart from Taitung Station at 6:45 am and arrive at Taipei Station at 11:15 am, shortening the time. For the travel time and information about the stops, please visit the website of the Taiwan Railway Bureau.