South-link line

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South Link Line
TRA South-Link Line.svg
Native name南迴線
TypePassenger/freight rail
Opened16 December 1991
OwnerTaiwan Railways Administration
Operator(s)Taiwan Railways Administration
Line length98.2 km (61.0 mi)
Number of tracks1
Track gauge3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Operating speed150 km/h (93 mph)

The South Link Line (Chinese: 南迴線; pinyin: Nánhuí Xiàn) is a line of the Taiwan Railways Administration running across the southern tip of the island of Taiwan, connecting the eastern and western coasts. It is 98.2 km long, of which 81.4 km is single-track.[1]


The South Link Line was completed in 1991, making it the newest standard rail line operated by the TRA, and creating an around-the-island railway network.

In August 2009, sections of the line were badly damaged by floods triggered by Typhoon Morakot.[2] The line was reopened on December 30, 2009.

In September 2010, service was temporarily suspended due to Typhoon Fanapi.[3] The Taimali River (Chinese: 太麻里溪) had risen substantially and washed away 100 m (330 ft) of railway embankment. The line was reopened on September 29, 2010.[3] The Taiwan Railway Administration plans to spend an additional NT$240 million on a double-tracked, 520 m (1,710 ft) bridge over the Taimali River to avoid future problems with flooding.[3]


Name Chinese Taiwanese Hakka Transfers and Notes Location
Fangliao 枋寮 Pang-liâu Piông-liàu Taiwan Railways Administration Pingtung Line Fangliao Fangliao Pingtung
Jialu 加祿 Ka-lo̍k Kâ-luk Jialu Fangshan
Neishi 內獅 Lāi-sai Nui-sṳ̂
Fangshan 枋山 Pang-soaⁿ Piông-sân Southernmost railway station in Taiwan Neishi Shizi
Fangye 枋野 Pang-iá Piông-yâ
Central Signal 中央號誌 Tiong-iong Hō-chì Tûng-ông Ho-chì
Guzhuang Signal 古莊號誌 Kó͘-chng Hō-chì Kú-chông Hō-chì Shangwu Dawu Taitung
Dawu 大武 Tāi-bú Thai-vú Dawu
Longxi 瀧溪 Liông-khe Lùng-hâi Duoliang Taimali
Jinlun 金崙 Kim-lun Kîm-lûn Jinlun
Taimali 太麻里 Thài-mâ-lí Thai-mà-lî Dawang
Zhiben 知本 Ti-pún Tî-pún Zhiben Taitung
Kangle 康樂 Khong-lo̍k Không-lo̍k Kangle
Taitung 臺東 Tâi-tang Thòi-tûng Taiwan Railways Administration Taitung Line Yanwan

Note: Central Signal Station - Guzhuang Station passes through Daren of Taitung County, Original set Pu'an Signal Station, Now Stop working.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Route Kilometers". Taiwan Railways Administration. 2009-05-18. Archived from the original on 2010-05-02.
  2. ^ Lu, Tyson; Hsu, Elizabeth (2009-12-29). "South Link train line to be reopened after typhoon repairs". The China Post. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  3. ^ a b c Shan, Shelley (2010-09-28). "TRA expected to reopen South Link Line tomorrow". Taipei Times. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-12-21.