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TRA’s Train No. 125 at Chiayi Station

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Operating Agency
Taiwan Railway Administration, MOTC (TRA)
Car type
Push-pull Electric Locomotive
Train fire on mainline
Chiayi Station, Chiayi County


On June 25, 2020, Train No.125, Express Train of Taiwan Railways Administration, MOTC (TRA) departed from Changhua Station at 1547, and the destination was Ping Tung. After departure, the station staff notified the driver that the rear locomotive E1038 had an abnormal sound and burnt smell. The driver tried to operate an emergency brake and release it while arriving at Yuanlin Station, then isolated the bogies at Douliu Station. When arriving at Chiayi station, a large amount of smoke came out from the rear locomotive. After spraying with the dry powder fire extinguisher, the smoke dissipated. There were no casualties in the accident.