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Signal error halts Taiwan's high-speed rail lines

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-04-25 11:23

TAIPEI - Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation on Thursday morning announced that services on all of the island's high-speed railway lines stopped before 9:30 am due to a signal error.

This was the first non-natural disaster to cause a massive halt on the high-speed rail lines since they were put into operation in 2007.

As of 9:30 am, 28 trains were delayed, according to the railway schedule.

Since it was put into operation, services on the island's high-speed rail lines have mostly only been disrupted by earthquakes, typhoons or other natural disasters. Previous mechanical malfunctions have resulted in minor service suspensions or delays.

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