Fighting High-Speed Rail With Lunch Boxes?

Taiwan's North-South high-speed rail line has attracted a lot of customers away from a traditional commuter rail line. The traditional line is playing the nostalgia card by bringing out old-fashioned railway box lunches.

The box lunches apparently aren't enough to get people to ride the slower train, but the provider is selling the lunch boxes at the high-speed rail station.

Reporter Elizabeth Hu writes, "...although the high-speed rail line has seized the heart of passengers who once commuted by the slower trains, it apparently has still not been able to seize their "stomachs," the reports concluded."

This article is cross-posted with HSR News, Planetizen's high-speed rail news and information site.

Full Story: Traditional railway battles high-speed foe with lunch boxes


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