Taipei--The Alishan Forest Railway Main Line from Chiayi station to Shizilu station will remain suspended on Wednesday due to storm damage to rails and tunnels, according to a press release by Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Tuesday.
The forest railway operation has been suspended due to landslides and slope failures following heavy rain brought by Typhoon Nesat and tropical storm Haitang over the weekend, according to the release.
The repair work is scheduled to be completed on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the route from Alishan station, at about 2,200 meters above sea level, to Shenmu (??), Zhaoping (??) and Zhushan (??), which are part of the forest railway system, returned to normal operations at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, according to the press release.
Passengers who bought tickets but were unable to take the train are entitled to a full refund at any ticket office on the Alishan Forest Railway within a year, without any processing fee, according to the release.
The Alishan Forest Railway is an 86 kilometer network of narrow gauge railways that runs up and around Alishan in Chiayi County.
The Alishan Forest Recreation Area reopened on Tuesday after being closed for four days since 5:30 p.m. on Friday, in preparation for the two storms that hit Taiwan this weekend.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel