Rail services disrupted due to power system damage

Accidental damage to electric transmission lines on a Chu-Kuang Express (莒光號) train at Qidu Station in Keelung on Monday caused a disruption of rail services in the area for about four hours.

After the accident occurred at 1:17 p.m., trains from Qidu to Yilan and Xizhi were allowed to travel only in one direction and were running 10-17 minutes late. Some 55 trains carrying 9,800 passengers were affected by the problem.

The damage to the power system was repaired at 5:45 p.m. and rail services on the lines returned to normal shortly after.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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