Feeling that frustration trying to figure out how use the English language train ticket purchase system? Kerim has found the Grail:
So … we head over to the English language site and navigate the menu “ticket — internet ticketing” which gives us a 404 Page Not Found error. That’s because the link is incorrect and hasn’t been fixed in the six months I’ve been in Taiwan. Come to think of it, the system didn’t work five years ago either … although the page has had a redesign. (Honestly, before it had a starry night-time theme and the links didn’t work then either.) Anyway, here is the correct link. But before you go there you might want to look at this web page which gives you an easy to navigate schedule - don’t ask how I found it, it seems that Taiwan Rail has about half a dozen different web pages each seemingly maintained by completely different people who don’t talk to each other. Go Go Go! Good Good Good! Once you’ve picked the train number you can go directly to this page and enter the relevant data. (Note that the “departure date” menu is still in Chinese, although the lack of Chinese encoding on this page makes the day of the week appear as gibberish.)Read the whole post, it's excellent. Go thou, and purchase!
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