Commuters Find Alternative Ways to Get to Work 台鐵基隆站號誌故障 通勤時間列車大誤點

During morning rush hour on Sept. 9, a broken traffic signal caused major rail delays at Keelung Station, affecting 6500 people.


The station is filled with people trying to get to work. Some make phone calls, while others simply wait in silence. A traffic signal at Keelung Station malfunctioned at 6:43 a.m., stopping traffic along with two of the rail system's four tracks. 

Commuter:"The traffic light is out of order. (It started around 5?) Yes. Is the train leaving? "

As the malfunction occurred during rush hour, there was a lot of chaos. Many passengers scrambled to find a bus to get them to work instead, while a massive taxi queue formed outside.

Commuter:" (The train was delayed) over 40 minutes.  (Forty-plus minutes? Were you late for work then?) Yes. I had to get a "delay certificate." (But then how…?) They were towing over there."

Commuter:"I left Zhongli at 6:18 a.m. The trip should have taken one hour and 40 minutes. It's been three hours."

Meanwhile, a local train traveling from Nuannuan Station to Sijiaoting Station hit a pedestrian at 7:30 a.m., causing further rail delays between Sijiaoting and Qidu.

Ying Chih-ching, Stationmaster, Keelung Station:"Tracks 1 and 2 are operational, but 3 and 4 aren't. This was the cause of certain trains being delayed."

Delays ranged from 10 to 100 minutes and normal rail traffic did not resume until 9:30 a.m. Taiwan Railways says 32 trains carrying 6,500 passengers were affected.

 

 

 

車站大廳內,擠滿了趕著上班上學的民眾,有人急著打電話,有人無奈等待,台鐵基隆站在上午六點43分,發生號誌故障,四軌中有兩軌無法使用。

基隆站站務人員表示:「號誌壞掉了!(好像五點多就開始?) 對,車要走,是不是?」

正逢通勤尖峰,列車調度大亂,不少旅客只好轉往車站外,改搭客運,等待搭車的人大排長龍。

旅客表示:「(延誤)四十幾分鐘。(四十幾分鐘,所以上班有遲到?) 對啊!所以要拿誤點證明。(但是又?) 他們在那邊拖啊!」

旅客表示:「六點18,從中壢到現在,我應該是一個小時40分鐘到,現在三小時了。」

台鐵表示,除了基隆站發生號誌故障意外,在上午七點半,一輛區間列車在暖暖站到四腳亭間東正線,撞到行人,也造成四腳亭到七堵間西正線,一度單線雙向行車,讓列車延誤更嚴重,基隆站在站內貼出公告,南下列車都有延誤,並廣播通知乘客。

基隆站長 應志清表示:「一股、二股可以使用,三股、四股就沒辦法使用。所以說,造成一些列車延誤了。」

誤點的列車,從10多分鐘到99分鐘不等,經過搶修,基隆站號誌,在上午九點半,恢復正常通行,台鐵統計,在通勤時間,總共影響32列次列車、有6500人被延誤。

 

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