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Taiwan's high speed rail system gets government green light

Taiwan's high speed rail system gets government green light

Taiwan's high speed rail system government has passed a final inspection and will be allowed to operate by Jan. 1, a senior official said Monday.
Vice-Minister of Transportation and Communications Ho Nuan-hsuan said a government panel determined Sunday that the long-delayed system had met all the ministry's safety requirements.
"The system will get the final certificate within one week," he said.
In a statement Sunday the ministry said it had also been approved by the independent verification and validation firm Lloyd's Register and by three Japanese experts invited by the ministry's Bureau of High Speed Rail.
The system can launch service once it publishes ticket prices, the statement said.
The NT$480 billion (US$ 15 billion;


Updated : 2021-04-24 02:32 GMT+08:00