TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung’s new C17 to C20 light rail section has conditionally passed the first stage of testing conducted by the city government’s initial inspection committee.
According to the press release from the Kaohsiung Transportation Bureau issued on Friday, October 22, improvements to the new section handed over by the committee should be made by the end of October for a final inspection by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. , CNA reported.
Kaohsiung Deputy Mayor Charles Lin (ææ¬½ æ¦®) said that the future operation of the new section from C17 (Gushan District Office Station) to C20 (TRA Fine Arts Museum Station) will increase the number of operational light rail stations from 23 to 26 and will extend the line to 14.7 kilometers. When the new section is operational, light rail passengers will be able to take Taiwan Railway trains at the Museum of Fine Arts station.
Transportation bureau general manager Chang Shu-chuan (å¼µæ·å¨) said the bureau will push the city’s rapid transit bureau and Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp to complete the required improvements as soon as possible.
According to an earlier UDN report, the city aimed to have the new section open to traffic by the end of the year.
The completed Kaohsiung circular tram line will be 22.1 kilometers with 37 stations, according to the office. Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (é³ å ¶ é) said the entire circular tram system will be completed in 2023.
(Video from Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Bureau)