Taiwan Railway Day: June 9
June 9th is “Taiwan Railway Day”.
This is the day to commemorate Taiwan’s railways.
There are two reasons why this day was chosen: the continental side and the Taiwanese side.
(1) Because it was laid down on June 9, 1881, the 100th anniversary of the birth of the British railway engineer “George Stephenson”.
(2) Because the Taiwanese traverse line was laid down on June 9, 1887.