Railway services gradually resume to normal after typhoon
Taipei, July 11 (CNA) Railway services in Taiwan gradually returned to normal Wednesday morning after Typhoon Maria passed over northern Taiwan overnight.
Express train service on the West Coast Line from Taipei to Kaohsiung began at 6 a.m. Wednesday and service on the East Coast Line from Taipei to Hualien was restarted at 9 a.m., according to the latest Taiwan Railways Administration update.
All local trains have also resumed their normal schedules.
The only trains not yet back up to speed were round-the-island tourism trains No. 51 and No. 52, which will not run on Wednesday.
There was no suspension of service on between Hualien and Taitung on the East Coast Line or on the South-Link Line crossing southern Taiwan because of the storm.
The administration said ticket refunds are available within a year for train services suspended during the typhoon.
As of 10 a.m., Typhoon Maria was 60 kilometers north-northwest of the outlying Matsu Islands moving at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour in a west-northwest direction, according to Central Weather Bureau data.
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