Wandering Taiwan: Ping Si Railway Branch


The Ping Si railway branch is located in the Southeast Mountain of Taipei County. It is the shortest and oldest branch among the three small railway branch lines in Taiwan. This railway branch is also one of the most attractive tourist destinations.


The 12.9 kilometers length Ping Si branch was originally built by Taiyang coal mining company to transport the coal. However, due to the transportation demand, it started to transport local residents. After the Nationalist government settled in Taiwan, the railway was taken over by the Taiwan Railway Administration. Ping Si railway officially became the passenger line.