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Cabinet task force to probe derailment

NEWS CONFERENCE:TRA Director-General Jason Lu has offered to resign, while the agency has offered comfort funds to the families of the victims and to those injured

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter, with CNA

A Puyuma Express train can operate at speeds from 75kph to 85kph when passing through a curve, he said.

The TRA inspected the ATP on trains every day, and the one on No. 6432 was working properly before the train departed from Shulin (樹林) on Sunday, he said.

TRA Director-General Jason Lu (鹿潔身) said the agency suspects that the derailment was caused by the ATP being shut down, but it has yet to verify that idea by examining the communication records between the driver and the dispatch and distribution office, and the ATP data.

Lu said he submitted his resignation to Minister of Transportation and Communications Wu Hong-mo (吳宏謀), but he said his current task is to finish handling the accident.

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