High speed rail services between Tainan and Kaohsiung were suspended Wednesday afternoon after the power supply was damaged by a farming net that was blown onto the railway electrical system by high winds from Typhoon Meranti.
The incident occurred at 1:30 p.m. as a Zuoying-bound train was on its way to Kaohsiung. Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) sent shuttle buses to pick up the 420 passengers on board the train and transport them to Zuoying.
The company suspended all train services between the two southern cities until 9:00 p.m.
All roads leading to the high speed rail's Tainan Station were clogged with traffic as THSRC tried to relieve passenger loads with shuttle buses.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel