Taiwan High Speed Rail Suspended Service 全台大停電影響 高鐵3部列車一度停駛

The power outage across Taiwan also affected both Taiwan Railway and Taiwan High Speed Railway. Three high speed trains were temporarily suspended. All of Taiwan Railway's electric trains have been completely suspended from Xinying to Fangliao. 


The timetable shows that the train is delayed for more than 10 minutes. The power outage in Taiwan also affected the operations of Taiwan Railway and Taiwan High Speed Rail. At 9:16 a.m. on the 3rd, three High Speed Rail trains were temporarily suspended. Power to the High Speed Rail has been restored and operations are normal. However, there were still some delays as of 10:30 a.m. from Taichung to Zuoying. Passengers arriving at the station anxiously asked whether the train was delayed.

Taiwan High Speed Rail Passenger: “When I called for a car ride, they said the traffic lights were out. So the Uber I called took a long time to arrive. ( Reporter: “The High Speed Rail said that some trains have stopped running or been suspended. Has this affected you?”) I don't know so I'm going to ask the High Speed Rail people. I've just arrived. So anyway there's nothing I can really do if service has stopped.”

Taiwan High Speed Rail Passenger: “I hope the government will not put this stress on the people.”

In addition, Taiwan Railway also reported all electric trains from Xinying to Fangliao, including intercity trains and local trains, were completely suspended. Only diesel trains on the South-Link Railway line were operating. This means more than 90 percent of the trains have been suspended. More than 30 stations were affected including Xinying, Liuying, Linfengying to Kaohsiung, and Pingtung. This has also affected northbound and southbound trains. The Taiwan Railway Administration has set up a response team, providing bus connections to transport passengers from Xinying to Fangliao Station.

Huang Shih-hsien, Committee Member, North District Coordination Center, TRA: “For example, the train was originally from Taipei to Kaohsiung. After it gets to Xinying, it can't go down further. The train was running during the power outage so it can't travel down further. Then we may clean this train later and for it to become a northbound train. For example, a Tze-chiang Express train will replace another train that originally starts from Kaohsiung to go north.”

A Chu-kuang Express train affected by the power outage was stuck between Jiuqutang and Pingtung, waiting for help. Taiwan Railway used a diesel powered Tze-chiang Express train to pull the Chu-kuang Express train to Pingtung Station. Taiwan Railway is still adding up the number of scheduled trains and passengers affected by the blackout.

 

 

 

時刻表顯示班次延誤超過10分鐘,全台大停電,也連帶影響台鐵、高鐵行駛,3日上午9點16分,高鐵有3部營運列車受停電影響,一度停駛,目前恢復供電,營運也正常。不過,直到10點30分,仍有部分班次延誤,影響區間從左營到台中,旅客到車站焦急詢問班次是否延宕。

高鐵旅客指出:「叫車來的時候說紅綠燈都壞掉,所以我叫的Uber等好久才到。」記者問:「看到高鐵這邊也說部分停駛或者暫緩的狀況,會不會覺得說被影響到?」高鐵旅客說:「我不知道,所以我要問他們,剛到而已,反正如果真的停掉也沒辦法。」

另外有台鐵旅客表示:「希望政府不要讓人民能夠有這方面憂慮。」

此外,台鐵也傳出災情,從新營到枋寮間,所有電聯車包括城際列車跟區間車都全面停駛,只剩下南迴線柴聯車可行駛,也就是有超過9成以上列車都停駛,受影響車站包括新營、柳營、林鳳營到高雄、屏東超過30站,影響北上、南下列車。

對此,台鐵局成立應變小組,針對新營到枋寮站啟動公路接駁,提供旅客巴士載運服務。

台鐵局北區協調中心專委黃士弦提到:「比如說它本來是台北開到高雄,它到了新營以後它就下不去,它的時間剛好是在沒有電這個區間,它就沒有辦法往下開,它就會開到比如說新營就停下來。」

黃士弦又補充:「那這個列車,我們可能整理以後,變成北上的列車,比如說自強號代替原來從高雄開車往北開。」

至於一台莒光號受停電影響卡在九曲堂到屏東路段間,等待救援,台鐵將採柴油自強號聯掛拉到屏東車站,而台鐵還在持續統計這次大停電受影響的班次及旅客人數。

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