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TRA to launch luxury tour on Hsinchu County's Neiwan line

2012/05/28 21:20:26

Taipei, May 28 (CNA) The Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) said Monday it will launch a special tour on June 8 that will offer passengers the chance to travel business class and experience Hakka culture along the TRA's Neiwan Branch Line.

An old steam locomotive will pull the business class and dining cars and ferry passengers to a number of scenic spots in Neiwan, Hsinchu County, the TRA said.

The train will leave Hsinchu at 10:09 a.m. and return at 3:15 p.m., the TRA announced.

The train will first stop for about 60 minutes at Zhudong Station, where passengers can visit Hsiao Ju-sun Art Park and view an old-fashioned semaphore signal at Jiuzantou Station.

Passengers will also be taken to other places of interest along the line, including Hexing Station, which is known for its historical brick architecture.

The cost of the tour is NT$890 (US$30) per person, and bookings can be made from May 30, the TRA added.

Since 2008, the TRA has been operating special cruise-style trains with unique itineraries so people can see Taiwan's sights in a memorable way.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Hanna Liu)