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Old October 18th, 2015, 12:04 AM   #261
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Old October 18th, 2015, 03:25 PM   #262
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Bad post. That picture is of the new Taichung TRA station, which is NOT part of the THSR network.
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Old October 20th, 2015, 03:01 PM   #263
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Bad post. That picture is of the new Taichung TRA station, which is NOT part of the THSR network.
Thanks for the remark.I have corrected the information.
If one of the admins would be so kind as to move the post to the right thread.
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Old October 21st, 2015, 02:44 PM   #264
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Three new bullet train stations to open on Dec. 1

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) Three new Taiwan high speed rail stations are slated to open for business on Dec. 1 and will be open to the public from Nov. 4, according to the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC).

THSRC workers will provide visitors to the new facilities with a guided tour of their features and functions, the company said.

Nine years after the north-south bullet train system started operations, residents of Miaolio, Changhua and Yunlin counties will finally be able to enjoy its services.

Customers can pre-order "early bird" discount price tickets at THSRC station or online from Nov. 4.

Tickets from Taipei to Miaoli, Changhua and Yunlin will be NT$430 (US$13.30), NT$820 and NT$930, according to THSRC.

A new train schedule will be announced in late October, including bullet trains stopping at the new stations every hour.

In the future, journeys from Taipei to Zuoying in Kaohsiung stopping at all 11 stations on the route, will take 138 minutes, an increase on the current travel time of 120 minutes.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 08:03 AM   #265
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Three new bullet train stations to open on Dec. 1

A new train schedule will be announced in late October, including bullet trains stopping at the new stations every hour.

In the future, journeys from Taipei to Zuoying in Kaohsiung stopping at all 11 stations on the route, will take 138 minutes, an increase on the current travel time of 120 minutes.
Are any effects expected on trains which don´t stop at the new stations?
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 08:20 AM   #266
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Are any effects expected on trains which don´t stop at the new stations?
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiw.../04/2003612742

The fastest train service from Taipei to Kaohsiung, which makes stops at Banciao and Taichung only, takes 96 minutes.

The firm does not plan to cancel the fastest train service, Liu said.
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Old October 31st, 2015, 06:51 PM   #267
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Three new bullet train stations to open on Dec. 1

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) Three new Taiwan high speed rail stations are slated to open for business on Dec. 1 and will be open to the public from Nov. 4, according to the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC).

THSRC workers will provide visitors to the new facilities with a guided tour of their features and functions, the company said.

A new train schedule will be announced in late October, including bullet trains stopping at the new stations every hour.

In the future, journeys from Taipei to Zuoying in Kaohsiung stopping at all 11 stations on the route, will take 138 minutes, an increase on the current travel time of 120 minutes.
October has ended in Taiwan.
What is the new schedule?
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Old November 18th, 2015, 05:27 AM   #268
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Bullet-Train Chief Pitches Share Sale as Taiwan Provides Bailout
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November 18, 2015

The operator of Taiwan’s $15 billion bullet-train project, which came dangerously close to insolvency earlier this year, says a solid profit outlook and creative branding campaign should help the company draw investors for a new share sale planned for next year.

Chairman Victor Liu, the driving force behind Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp.’s turnaround, says a nearly $1 billion government bailout will relieve the company’s outsized debt burden ahead of the share sale, while lower ticket prices and new branding initiatives will prop up revenue.

“Our stock won’t have any problem,” Liu said in an interview in Taipei. “We’re not just a transportation company.” High Speed Rail aims to play a bigger role in Taiwan’s tourism industry by providing a rapid tourist link to the island’s popular attractions, such as Sun Moon Lake, the chairman said.
Conceived in an era of late-1990s dot-com optimism, Taiwan’s high-speed rail was at one point the world’s costliest public-works project that is privately built and operated. It has since become Asia’s most indebted listed infrastructure company. Meanwhile, ridership has failed to reach forecasts and in the past three years more than 40 investors have sued the company for unpaid dividends.

Bullet-train service began in 2007, using Japanese technology to provide a smooth ride along the island’s western coast. The service cut travel time by two-thirds, to 90 minutes, over the 345-kilometer (215-mile) stretch from Taipei to the southern port city of Kaohsiung.

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Old November 18th, 2015, 05:31 AM   #269
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October has ended in Taiwan.
What is the new schedule?
http://www.thsrc.com.tw/index.html?force=1
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 08:09 AM   #270
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The new stations have opened! http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiw.../01/2003633759

The additional stations will increase the number of stops form eight to 11 and cut the number of non-stop express Taipei-Kaohsiung trains by 30 percent, while Taipei-Kaohsiung trains that stop at all stations would take 138 minutes and are due to run once an hour.

To celebrate the opening of the new stations, the company is to offer special discounts between today and Dec. 15, including free tickets for passengers who arrive at or depart from one of the new stations.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 05:16 PM   #271
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HSR station in Nangang likely to open in July: HSR bureau
7 January 2016
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Nangang Taiwan High-Speed Rail Station will likely begin operations in July, announced the Bureau of High Speed Rail (BOHSR, 高鐵局), during a visit made by Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國), who was inspecting the current progress of construction, Wednesday.

The high-speed rail Nangang Station will provide more flexibility for the high-speed rail system, Mao said. Trains previously originated at Taipei Main Station, but that could happen at Nangang Station in the future instead.

It will prove vital for the growing demands of transportation capacity for the high-speed rail system, Mao said.

Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC, 台灣高鐵公司) Director Wu Sung (吳淞), speaking to local media, stated that current progress has Nangang Station under trial operations that are scheduled to finish this month.

Construction investigations will be led by the BOHSR in February, and by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC, 交通部) in March. Progress will enter preparation stages for operations if there are no problems reported.

According to local media, the THSRC currently has set July 15 as the opening date. Once the Nangang High-Speed Rail Station is open, the high-speed rail line will be extended to a total distance of 350 kilometers; its previous length was 345 kilometers.

The new Nangang Station will operate as a “main” station for passengers located in areas in the eastern parts of Taipei City including Neihu (內湖), Xichi (汐止) as well as Keelung (基隆) and Yilan (宜蘭) to take the high-speed rail, railway trains, the Taipei MRT system or buses and ease passenger capacity at Taipei Main Station.

As Nangang Station has more platforms and tracks, Wu stated that turn-back procedures could be a lot more flexible for high-speed rail services.

Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA, 台鐵) Director-General Chou Yung-hui (周永暉) stated that train schedules will see adjustments in September to meet the demands of opening the Nangang Station and current plans to elevate rail tracks in Taichung.

The Nangang TRA Station will be reclassified from second-class to first-class, stated Chou. The TRA is also considering renaming Banqiao Station “Taipei South Station,” (台北南站) and Nangang Station “Taipei North Station,” (台北北站) completing Greater Taipei's final phase of its transportation planning.

The THSRC's recent opening of three stations in Miaoli, Changhua and Yunlin in December last year caused an upheaval of train schedules.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 07:55 PM   #272
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Are there any plans to extend Taiwan HSR to Keelung City in the future?
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Old January 13th, 2016, 08:33 AM   #273
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Are there any plans to extend Taiwan HSR to Keelung City in the future?
I haven't seen any such plans for THSR to go to Keelung, although there is quite a lot of traffic between Taipei and Keelung already.
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Old January 28th, 2016, 06:04 PM   #274
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Nangang high speed rail station on track for June
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Taipei’s Nangang (南港) high speed railway (HSR) station is scheduled to open in July, which is expected to ease crowds, said the Bureau of High Speed Rail.

The Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp yesterday began integrated testing at Nangang Station. During testing, engineers gauge the reliability of the system by running trains between Taipei Main Station and Nangang station.

The company said the distance between the two stations is about 9km, with an estimated travel time of 7 minutes. The train fare for passengers traveling this section is about NT$40.

Nangang Station will serve as the high speed rail network’s terminal station in the north, extending the railway operations to 350km. An adult ticket from Nangang to Zuoying (左營), the terminal station in the south, it is to cost NT$1,530. The ticket for non-reserved seats within the same section will be NT$1,480.

The company estimated that would be able to increase services by about 25 percent after the launch of Nangang Station, as the six railway tracks in the station can help increase the frequency of train deployment. Currently, trains leave from Taipei, which has only four tracks.
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Old January 31st, 2016, 12:22 PM   #275
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ive heard this high speed line is constantly runnning in the red. can anyone confirm this
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Old January 31st, 2016, 02:26 PM   #277
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ive heard this high speed line is constantly runnning in the red. can anyone confirm this
In terms of daily operation costs, THSR broke even several years ago. However, when one factors in the extremely high interest rates for loans borrowed during construction, as well as asset depreciation, yes, Taiwan has already concluded that at this rate THSR will never be able to recoup its investment cost without a bailout.
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There are a number of posts in this thread about the company's dire financials. Please take a look at the past posts.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 09:42 AM   #279
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Taiwan's HSR is not very long. oonly about 339km. This is largely due to the geographical size of the island. Its operating top speed is 300km/hr.

Due to the stops, the distance between stops are not very big. Given that some distance will be needed for acceleration and decceleration, as well as the terrain and curvature, I suspect the actual distance available for high speed travel is actually not very much.

Does anyone know this information?

Just for argument sake, it could have been better off for Taiwan to just adopt a single cape gauge conventional rail network with the intercity designed for a max speed of 200km/hr (with an actual average speed of say, 150km/hr). The fares would have been more affordable, and the whole project would have been more financial sustainable.
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Taiwan's HSR is not very long. oonly about 339km. This is largely due to the geographical size of the island. Its operating top speed is 300km/hr.

Due to the stops, the distance between stops are not very big.
Distance between stations. THSR does have express services.
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Given that some distance will be needed for acceleration and decceleration, as well as the terrain and curvature, I suspect the actual distance available for high speed travel is actually not very much.

Does anyone know this information?
1 stop adds 6 minutes to travel time.
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Just for argument sake, it could have been better off for Taiwan to just adopt a single cape gauge conventional rail network with the intercity designed for a max speed of 200km/hr (with an actual average speed of say, 150km/hr). The fares would have been more affordable, and the whole project would have been more financial sustainable.
Taiwan still has cape gauge rail network, at what, 130 km/h? Would upgrading the cape gauge network to 200 km/h have wiped out planes like new 300 km/h line did?
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