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Old October 28th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #81
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Old October 28th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #83
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Old November 27th, 2012, 03:34 AM   #85
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The first batch of TEMU 2000 trainsets arrived [email protected] port of Keelung:
thank you for posting the nice videos. is the temu2000 based on a certain japanese model?

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Old November 27th, 2012, 05:16 AM   #86
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thank you for posting the nice videos. is the temu2000 based on certain japanese model?
I think it's a new model that's a synthesis of various models in Nippon Sharyo's "catalog"- I put that in quotes as Japanese carbuilders tend to custom build for each customer (in Japan, many of the railways design in house and/or own the rights to the design), rather than offer a standard catalog model (Desiro et al) like the European builders. That said, the bogie tilt design is apparently similar to the one used on the N700 shinkansen trainset.

Here is info about Nissya's in-house designed tilt system:
http://www.n-sharyo.co.jp/business/t...ng_system.html
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I think it's a new model that's a synthesis of various models in Nippon Sharyo's "catalog"- I put that in quotes as Japanese carbuilders tend to custom build for each customer (in Japan, many of the railways design in house and/or own the rights to the design), rather than offer a standard catalog model (Desiro et al) like the European builders. That said, the bogie tilt design is apparently similar to the one used on the N700 shinkansen trainset.

Here is info about Nissya's in-house designed tilt system:
http://www.n-sharyo.co.jp/business/t...ng_system.html
thanks for the detailed info. so the air cushion tilting being newer must be superior compared to the older tilting unit? any specific reasons?
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Old November 27th, 2012, 08:44 AM   #88
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so the air cushion tilting being newer must be superior compared to the older tilting unit? any specific reasons?
I think the main advantage is that it's less expensive to maintain. Recent tilt designs in Japan have been of this type.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 07:02 PM   #91
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MOTC lists traffic plans for Lunar New Year holiday
Taipei Times with CNA

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) yesterday said it would implement traffic controls during the Lunar New Year holiday and increase passenger rail service to help avoid congestion on the roads.

With the control measures, north-south highway travel between Taipei and Greater Kaohsiung could average six hours during the holiday, compared with seven hours during Lunar New Year last year and four to five hours in non-holiday periods, the ministry said.

The longer-than-usual holiday — from Feb. 9 to Feb. 17 — means that travel is more likely to be spread over different days, it said.

The growing use of real-time traffic information for motorists would also help ease freeway travel, it said.

Traffic control measures such as the suspension of freeway tolls between midnight and 7am would be in place for the entire holiday period, Minister of Transportation and Communications Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) said.

On Feb. 9, Feb. 13 and Feb. 14, vehicles carrying fewer than three people, including the driver, will not be allowed on freeways, he said.

The ministry estimates that 3 million motorists will take to the roads on Feb. 12, the expected peak travel day during the holidays.

To ease freeway congestion, the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) and Taiwan High Speed Rail will increase services, Mao said.

“We will make sure that no one is left behind at the train stations,” Mao said.

The TRA will provide 54 additional trips on its eastern and southern routes, but passengers will need to reserve seats starting on Friday, Mao said.


On the high speed rail, a total of 1,917 trips will be offered and seats are still available, he said.
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Puyama Express (TEMU2000) services begin Wednesday

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The Puyuma Express tilting train will begin its pilot service today after passing an independent verification and validation (IV&V) process by the UK-based Lloyd’s Register Group, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said yesterday.

“To ensure that the train fulfills safety regulations in its design and test runs, we asked an independent third party to execute the IV&V procedure,” the agency said.

The TRA expected to receive confirmation of the safety certification on Monday, but it did not arrive until 10am yesterday.

It said the delay was caused by the time difference between Taiwan and the UK, adding that its officials had stayed up late on Monday night to provide the supplementary documents requested by Lloyd’s.
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Pulling into Shulin Station:
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Old February 7th, 2013, 02:21 PM   #93
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More TEMU2000...
Arriving Hualien Station (lots of railfans/spectators on the platform end):


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Old March 8th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #95
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Mon, Mar 04, 2013
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TRA planning to increase production of bento boxes

The Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) yesterday said it was planning to increase its production of bento lunch boxes to 50,000 per day.

The bento box is one of the popular food products offered by the TRA. On a daily basis, passengers line up at the TRA’s bento box stores at Taipei Main Station as soon as the boxes become available.

Several high-speed rail passengers even buy bento boxes first before boarding their train.

Statistics from the TRA show that the number of bento boxes sold daily has grown from 14,000 in 2010 to 16,000 in 2011 and 20,500 last year.

The TRA said it expects lunch box sales to continue to grow this year.

About 33,000 bento boxes were sold on the fourth day of the Lunar New Year holiday alone.

Since the Taiwan Lantern Festival began at the end of last month, the bento boxes at the TRA’s Hsinchu and Liuchia stations have flown off the shelves as soon as they are placed for sale between 4pm and 5pm.

The TRA estimated that the growth in bento box sales would exceed 30 percent this year.

To meet the potential increase in demand, the administration said that it is remodeling its kitchen, which is scheduled to become operational by the end of next year.

The TRA said the new kitchen would be able to produce up to 50,000 bento boxes per day once the remodeling is complete.

TRA boxes are currently available on express trains and at train stations. The TRA is considering working with private contractors to expands retail sales.
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Another TRA TEMU2000 trainset being delivered

@Odaka Station on the Tokaido Main Line this past Thursday, on its way to Nagoya Port from Nippon Sharyo's Toyokawa plant:
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Old August 28th, 2013, 08:15 PM   #97
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EMU800 on the dock in Keelung

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Old September 1st, 2013, 07:34 AM   #98
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17 injured as Taiwan train derailed by mudslides
Saturday, 31 August, 2013, 7:03pm

Seventeen passengers were injured when their train was derailed by mudslides in southern Taiwan on Saturday after a tropical storm triggered widespread flooding.

The six-carriage train, carrying around 250 passengers, hit the mudslides as it was approaching a tunnel in Pingtung county, the Taiwan Railway Administration said.

“Heavy rains triggered mudslides and our train ran into the mudslides that caused four carriages to come off the tracks, of which three have been stuck in the tunnel” said Lu Chieh-shen, deputy director of the railway administration.

“There was just a few seconds before I saw the mudslides ... it was raining very hard,” train conductor Ho Cheng-hung told reporters, adding that his vision was also affected as the train had just emerged from another tunnel before the incident.

Three people were seriously hurt while the rest suffered minor injuries. Four of the injured were hospitalised, including a 54-year-old woman with a spinal injury, the administration said.

The rest of the passengers were later put on another train and repair work was under way, but the administration said it was difficult to remove the carriages stuck in the tunnel in the bad weather.

Television footage showed repair workers in bulldozers trying to clear piles of rocks and mud covering the tracks as heavy rains continued to fall in the area.

The incident was expected to affect a total of 32 trains and 7,000 passengers throughout the day, it said.

Tropical Storm Kong-Rey pounded Taiwan on Thursday, leading to widespread flooding in the south that left three people dead and caused more than US$11 million in agricultural damage, the government said.

Floodwaters rose to a depth of three metres and the storm disrupted air and rail traffic, forcing offices and schools to close.

Television footage showed rescuers in rubber boats helping evacuate people while cars were stranded on submerged roads.
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TRA EMU800 testing/trial run



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