Taiwan's modern railway system provides frequent and convenient passenger service between all major cities on the island. Taiwan's railway network totals 680 miles. It has two major lines: The west-coast line and the east coast line.
Rail travel enthusiasts might be interested in the following experiences:
- Travelers can purchase a round-the-island tourist ticket, which is valid for seven days.
- In coordination with government plans to promote domestic tourism and enhance the quality of railway tours, the TRA launched a sightseeing service in 2001, with its first run between Taipei and Hualien.
- The main western railway trunk line starts in Keelung in the north, runs through Taipei, and continues to Kaohsiung in the south and circles upward to Taitung on the southeast coast.
- A Taipei-Kaohsiung high-speed railway has been completed in 2005 and run pass through the western corridor of the island and cover ten stations: Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Taichung, Changhu, Yunlin, Chia-I, Tainan, and Kaohsiung.
- An alpine railroad – one of only three in the world – stretches 45 miles from Chiayi to Alishan, rising 7,450 feet above sea level into the mountains.
For more information, please visit: Taiwan Railway