|The crystal maze that is Taipei Main Station....a maze to new people here.|
So on the morning I was supposed to meet my girlfriend I rocked up to the high speed rail counter to buy my fast train ticket. The journey is less than 1 hour on normal train, and around 10 minutes or so on the high speed train so its not really that important to take the high speed train really.
|High Speed Rail.|
|Taoyuan Station, where I was supposed to be waiting.|
So the morale of the story boys and girls is to make sure you get the right train in Taiwan. Obviously the faster the train is, the more expensive it is.
Here is a run down of the different trains.
Slow train - Stops at every station between your start and end destination.
Normal train - Stops at a lot of stations between your start and end destination but not all, make sure it goes where you want it to before you get on.
Express Train - This is the train Taiwanese people will call the fast train, this is what confused me a little bit because in English we would say fast for the high speed rail I think.
High Speed Rail - This is the train that is shaped a bit like a bullet, and goes super fast, like the trains people are more used to seeing in Japan.