The Alishan Forest Railway in southern Taiwan will resume service at 8 a.m. Sunday, its operator said Saturday.
The service was suspended Sept. 27-28 due to approaching Typhoon Megi. After the typhoon moved away Sept. 29, the branch lines resumed service, along with the Alishan National Scenic Area.
However, the main line between Chiayi and Fenqihu (???), originally scheduled to have mudslides and fallen trees removed by Sept. 29, remained closed after further landslides and falling rocks caused the rails to deform in the wake of continued torrential rain in Chiayi.
The emergency works and test runs were only completed Saturday.
The 71.4-km Alishan Forest Railway, which has been in operation since 1912, was constructed initially to transport timber from the mountains, but is now used for recreational purposes, carrying passengers to the popular Alishan scenic area.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel