The former Mountain line (Chinese: 舊山線; pinyin: Jiùshān Xiàn) is a railway branch line in Taiwan operated by the Taiwan Railways Administration. It is located in Miaoli County and Taichung City.


The Old Mountain Line originally opened in 1903 as a normal segment of the Mountain Line. Its operations were suspended in 1998 when a new, more easily navigable section of the Mountain Line was opened. It remained inactive until it was reopened in June 2010 to steam train services on special occasions. The TRA did so in order to increase tourism in the region.[1]


Station Name Transfers and Notes Location
Hanyu Chinese
Sanyi 三義 Taiwan Railways Administration Taiwan Trunk Line (N) Sanyi Miaoli
Shengxing 勝興
Yutengping 魚藤坪
Tai'an (Old) 泰安舊 Replaced by the new Tai'an Station on the new Mountain Line Houli Taichung
Houli 后里 Taiwan Railways Administration Taiwan Trunk Line (N)


Most people referenced most narrow definition the old mountain line: single finger Sanyi = after being abolished in between sections. After the road to "new Mountain Line" was completed, the last paragraph is the longest interval abolition. Taiwan Railway Station, the highest elevation in the western trunk - Shenghsing be disabled, in addition Tai'an station and moved westward today Elevated address. After this after years of controversy, in 2010/6/5/(Saturday) from sightseeing reinstated with, there is no scheduled passenger trains. This old mountain line segment monuments everywhere, Chui Ling surrounded by majestic terrain, Water Pik Shan-ching, the scenery is really beautiful.

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