Friday, October 19, 2012

HSR Switchup Question

Taiwan's High Speed Rail has two lines running each direction. One line is the express train that doesn't stop at Taoyuan or Hsinchu, and the other line is the stop-at-all-stations train.

At some point between Banqiao and Taichung, the lines switch- so if you are going South on the express train, you will start out on the left line, but end up in Taichung on the right line.

Where does the switch occur? Why does it occur? And to answer your question- yes, this is absolutely keeping me awake at night.


Anonymous said...

The switch allows passing?

Karl said...

Nope, the lines are distinct. But they crossover somewhere.

Robin said...

On my model train track, they crossed over 180 deg apart.