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.
|South Link Line|
|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 |
(Double track: Central Signal - Guzhuang Signal)
|Track gauge||3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)|
|Operating speed||150 km/h (93 mph)|
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 September 2010, service was temporarily suspended due to Typhoon Fanapi. 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. 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.
|Name||Chinese||Taiwanese||Hakka||Transfers and Notes||Location|
|Fangliao||枋寮||Pang-liâu||Piông-liàu||→ Pingtung Line||Fangliao||Fangliao||Pingtung|
|Fangshan||枋山||Pang-soaⁿ||Piông-sân||Southernmost railway station in Taiwan||Neishi||Shizi|
|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|
|Taitung||臺東||Tâi-tang||Thòi-tûng||→ Taitung Line||Yanwan|
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- 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.
- 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.
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