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The China Post reports that the Taiwan Railway Administration yesterday began operating its “environmental protection train service,” with a group of 272 cycling enthusiasts taking their bikes on special trains.
The service is on a three-month trial and takes over whole trains. Cyclists register as “passenger groups” to book the exclusive-to-cyclists trains.
The bikes go in their own carriages, reminiscent of UK group rides in the 1950s. The CTC organised ‘Cyclists’ Specials, as seen in this fascinating video: