Number 8 Carriage of Train Removed from Tunnel 第8節車廂受損最慘 切割隧道邊角拖出 | 公視新聞網 PNN

Number 8 Carriage of Train Removed from Tunnel 第8節車廂受損最慘 切割隧道邊角拖出

The last carriage of the Taroko Express train was extracted from Qingshui Tunnel on April 6. It will take two weeks to verify the safety of the tunnel.


Workers worked through the night alongside diesel trucks and excavators to extract the number eight carriage of the Taroko Express train that crashed in Hualien on April 2 from Qingshui Tunnel. This was the carriage that had the most number of casualties. It was finally pulled out of the tunnel late on April 6.

The carriage was placed on a bogie and towed away. It could be seen that the front of the carriage, which was traveling in the direction of Hualien, had been sheared in half. There were also numerous marks on the body of the carriage, and glass windows were shattered. This carriage sustained the most damage in the accident.

The carriage was violently hit and compressed in the accident, leaving it completely deformed. It no longer had a drive shaft or bogie. The accident essentially turned it into scrap iron. Engineers had to cut off parts of the tunnel wall in order to remove all the parts of the carriage.

Transportation and Communications Minister Lin Chia-lung arrived at the site at around 11 p.m. to oversee the work. He spoke with workers about the pace of the work to clear the tunnel. It will take two weeks’ time to check the structural safety of the tunnel, which means it won’t reopen to traffic until April 20 at the earliest.
 
 
 
工作人員連夜趕工,在柴油車頭拖拉和怪手的輔助下,死傷最嚴重的第八節車廂,6號深夜十一點多,終於從清水隧道中拉出。
 
工程人員將第八節車廂放上轉向架拖走,可以看見往花蓮方向的車頭被削掉了大半,車體外側刮痕累累,玻璃窗也碎裂滿地,是這次事故中受損最嚴重的車廂。
 
經過強烈衝撞擠壓,沒有傳動軸、轉向架,第八節車廂已經成了一大團廢鐵,工程人員切割隧道壁的邊角,把剩下殘破不堪的車廂和零件拖出。
 
晚間將近十一點,交通部長林佳龍也到現場勘查,和工程人員討論拖離和清空隧道的進度,緊接著將花上兩星期的時間,確認隧道結構安全,最快4月20號才能通車。
 

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