Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:21

    TRA to upgrade stations

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    The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) yesterday announced that it would spend about NT$500 million (US$16.48 million) revamping infrastructure to provide commercial services in or around several railway stations in central, southern and eastern Taiwan, adding that it hoped that stations would also become drivers of local economies.

    The project is part of the agency’s plan to upgrade stations in a bid to increase revenue generated by non-railway businesses.

    TRA Freight Service Department general manager Chen Shu-huei (陳淑慧) said upgrades to Shinwuri (新烏日), Pingtung (屏東) and Chaozhou (潮州) stations are planned, as well as cyclist rest areas inside or close to 13 railway stations in Yilan, Hualien and Taitung counties.

    Shinwuri Railway Station is in Taichung City, which also has a high-speed railway terminal, the agency said, adding that an average of 11,054 people per day used the station last year.

    Pingtung and Chaozhou stations in Pingtung County were used by 26,248 people per day last year.

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