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Taiwan’s national forest recreation areas reopen at 80% capacity

Alishan Forest Railway has also reopened

Taiwan’s national forest recreation areas reopen at 80% capacity

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National forest recreation areas across Taiwan reopened at 80% capacity on Tuesday (Aug. 10), the Forestry Bureau said in a statement on Monday.

The Taiping Villa, Syueshan Villa, Song Syue Lodge, and Aowanda Villa have also reopened. They will also operate at 80% capacity, according to the statement.

The Alishan Forest Railway, along with the nature reserve, has reopened as well. For the main line, no standing-room tickets will be sold, and only 108 passengers will be allowed on board each forest train.

Each train on the main line will stop at only four stations between Chiayi and Shizilu for the time being: Beimen, Zhuqi, Jiaoliping, and Fenqihu.

The Zhushan, Shenmu, and Zhaoping branch lines have also reopened, but only 150 passengers are allowed on each train, with only 120 passengers permitted on the trains that have cars made of cypress, according to the bureau.

Visitors are recommended to go to the Taiwan Forest Recreation website to check the status and crowd control measures for the forest recreation area they wish to visit. To see the status of forest roads, check here.

Updated : 2022-01-27 11:47 GMT+08:00