2017 / April
Liu Yingfeng /photos courtesy of Chuang Kung-ju /tr. by Robert Green
Extending into remote townships, rural backwaters, and coastal areas, the branch lines of the Taiwan Railways Administration network are giving passengers on Taiwan’s main north‡south rail lines the opportunity to set out in search of new adventures.
Coastal lines snaking between land and sea, remote unmanned stations that seem enveloped in the stillness of a lost world…. Away from the busy main lines, branch lines offer riders the opportunity to venture forth on journeys of the soul—escaping hectic realities and rediscovering themselves.