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Hsinchu, Tokyo train stations to ink twinning pact

Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 04 March 2015

Taiwan Railways Administration’s Hsinchu Station is set to conclude a twinning agreement with Tokyo Station operated by Japan Railways Group Feb. 12 in the northern Taiwan city.

Under the pact, the 100-year-old-plus stations will join hands on marketing and rail tourism promotions, as well as a raft of other initiatives such as commemorative ticket packages. In addition, Hsinchu Station is marking the event with a special exhibition on its history from Feb. 12 to March 31.

TRA Director-General Chou Yung-hui said the agreement will enhance public understanding of the rich history of both stations and play a key role in attracting more visitors. “The architectural beauty of these facilities deserves to be spotlighted on a broader stage.”

Hsinchu Station, which was designed by Japanese architect Manchou Matsugazaki and constructed in 1913, is a late Renaissance-style building featuring Baroque and Gothic styles. It is one of the oldest stations on the North-South Line and was declared a national historical site in 1998.

Hsin-hsuan Tsai(thh@taitra.org.tw)
Source: Taiwan Times

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