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Taiwan Quick Take: New trains for Alishan

STAFF WRITER WITH CNA

More advanced trains will be in place on the Alishan railway in time to serve tourists visiting for tomorrow's Mid-Autumn Festival, the Chiayi Forest District Office said yesterday. The newly purchased locomotives are exclusively designed for mountain railways and are equipped with advanced equipment including electronic braking systems. Yeh Hsien-liang (葉賢良), director of the office, said the new service will offer more convenience, noting that the new trains can carry twice as many passengers as the old ones. Alishan is considered one of the best places in Taiwan to view the full moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The officials said a one-way train ticket from Chiayi City to Alishan will cost NT$399 (US$12). Those interested can call (05) 276-8094 for more information.

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