All aboard for UK-Taiwan Railway Forum in Taipei


TAIPEI — The first United Kingdom-Taiwan Railway Forum opened in Taipei yesterday as part of efforts to share expertise and explore opportunities for further cooperation between the rail industries in the two countries, according to the organizers.

The daylong forum, the largest of its kind to be held in Taiwan, invited 11 UK speakers and over 150 professionals from Taiwan’s rail industry and government departments, said the British Trade and Cultural Office in Taipei, which is organizing the event.

“This forum offers an excellent opportunity to share with you the UK’s latest experience in developing innovative rail solutions, as well as to learn from you about the challenges you face and the solutions you are planning,” said David Campbell, the office’s director, in his opening speech.

The UK was the first place in the world to have railways, and its tracks are the fastest-growing in Europe, he added.

The forum was set to discuss the growth and investment in UK railways, explore better rail operations to enhance efficiency and safety.