Enoden, Taiwan line offer passes

Kyodo

Enoshima Railway Co. said it will partner with Taiwan’s regional Pingxi Line to start a program in which passengers on one line will receive an all-day pass in exchange for a used all-day pass on the other.

The campaign, announced Tuesday, will run May 1 to March 31. It is part of a tourism cooperation agreement between the Kanagawa railway known as Enoden and the Taiwan Railway Administration. The Pingxi Line is popular among Japanese tourists for its scenic route.

The 12.9-km line traveling through valleys near Taipei opened as a coal mine railroad in 1921 when Japan ruled Taiwan. Sites along the line are popular with Taiwanese and Japanese tourists.