Thursday, December 23, 2010
Slow train to the high-speed rail station
Tainan's high-speed railway (HSR) station has an absurdly remote location southeast of the city centre. Getting to it is now easier, at least, thanks to the brand-new conventional branch railway that links Shalun (site of the HSR outpost), central Tainan and some nearby towns. Trains leave Tainan TRA Station bound for Shalun about every half hour between 05.53 and 23.18. Journey time is 23 minutes, so it's significantly quicker than the shuttle buses that link parts of the city with the HSR station. One-way fare is a bargain NT$25.