The Zhuqi-Fenqi Lake section of the Alishan Forest Railway will reopen on January 27, 2014.
A re-inauguration ceremony will be held on the 27th and the railway section will officially resume on the 28th. From 9 a.m. on the 23rd, phone reservations are accepted, an officer of the Alishan Forest Railway Administration said.
This part of the railway has been closed for four years because it was severely damaged by Typhoon Morakot in 2009. Upon its re-inauguration, visitors will be able to take scenic train trips to the Fenqi Lake during the upcoming Chinese New Year vacation.
The trains will depart daily at 9 a.m. from Chiayi to Fenqi Lake and at 2 p.m. from Fenqi Lake to Chiayi. On Saturdays, one additional train from Chiayi to Fenqi Lake will depart at 2 p.m. On Sundays, there will also be an additional train at 12:30 p.m. departing from Fenqi Lake to Chiayi.
To facilitate traffic, there is a special schedule for the Chinese New Year. Two trains will depart at 9 a.m. and 09:30 a.m. daily from Chiayi to Fenqi Lake during this time. At 1:30 and 2 p.m., return trains will depart from the lake back to Chiayi.
The tickets may be reserved by phone 5-15 days prior to departure. Reservation hotline is: (05)2256918. Up to 4 tickets may be reserved by a single person per travel date.
In the picture: A scenic train managed by the Alishan National Scenic Area Administration
Source: Ettoday travel news
Last Updated: 2014-01-27 00:00