A mountain train line in Taipingshan, Yilan county is set to reopen to the public next Wednesday. The NT$100 million (US$3.3 million) project to reopen the line has been approved by the Forestry Bureau.
The mountain train in Yilan is set to reopen to the public after six years. The train service, three kilometers long, takes visitors along the scenic Taipingshan route .
The service was suspended in 2012 when Typhoon Soala struck the eastern county. In 2015, the service was damaged again during Typhoon Soudelor.
One volunteer couldn’t hide his excitement. He said he is very much looking forward to the reopening.
A forestry management official said visitors riding the train will see a spectacular mountain landscape and a sea of clouds.
Each of the four yellow trains operating the line is decorated with one of Taiwan’s protected species.