South-link Line

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South-Link Line
TRA South-Link Line.svg
Native name 南迴線
Type Passenger/freight rail
Termini Fangliao
Stations 14
Opened 16 December 1991
Owner Taiwan Railways Administration
Operator(s) Taiwan Railways Administration
Line length 98.2 km (61.0 mi)
Number of tracks 1
Track gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Operating speed 150 km/h (93 mph)

The South-Link Line (Chinese: 南迴線; pinyin: Nánhuí Xiàn) is a line of the Taiwan Railways Administration running along 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]


Station Name Transfers and Notes Location
Hanyu Tongyong Chinese
Fangliao 枋寮 Taiwan Railways Administration Pingtung Line Fangliao Pingtung
Jialu 加祿 Fangshan
Neishi Neishih 內獅
Fangshan 枋山 The southernmost railway station in Taiwan Shizi
Fangye Signal 枋野號誌
Central Signal 中央號誌
Guzhuang Gujhuang 古莊 Dawu Taitung
Dawu 大武
Longxi Longsi 瀧溪 Taimali
Jinlun 金崙
Taimali 太麻里
Zhiben Jhihben 知本 Taitung
Kangle 康樂
Taitung 臺東 Taiwan Railways Administration Taitung Line

Note: Central Signal Station - Guzhuang Station passes through Daren of Taitung County, but there is no station set up.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Taiwan Railways Administration
  2. ^ "South Link train line to be reopened after typhoon repairs". The China Post. 2009-12-29. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  3. ^ a b c Shelley Shan (2010-09-28). "TRA expected to reopen South Link Line tomorrow". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 

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