Taipei-A Taroko Express train traveling on the west coast of Taiwan is suspected to have hit a power supply facility Saturday morning, causing no injuries but delays for numerous trains, according to the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA).
The TRA said it is possible that train No. 278 traveling from Yuanlin Station in Changhua County to Hualien Station in Hualien County hit a cantilever of the overhead catenary system, which is used to transmit electrical energy to trains, around 8 a.m. at a stretch of the tracks between the South Tanwen Signal Station and Zhunan Station in Miaoli County.
The impact shattered the glass in the train driver's cabin and the window of the No. 5 carriage, but fortunately no one was hurt, according to the TRA.
Passengers onboard were then transferred to train No. 170 at Zhunan station, which took them to Shulin station in New Taipei City, where they got on another train to go to Hualien.
Train No. 170 departed from Zhunan at 8:32 a.m., 12 minutes behind schedule.
The incident affected some 1,570 passengers on six trains, causing delays that totalled 80 minutes, the TRA said.
The administration is investigating the cause of the incident.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel