On Saturday our train from Taichung to Taipei on the High Speed Rail was delayed 45 minutes. For complaining about the delay we were given free tickets that can be used at any station to any station, on any day within a year.
Prior to last weekend, I think I was the only Taiwan blogger not to have ridden the Taiwan High Speed Rail [台灣高速鐵路]. The ride from Taipei to Taichung was about an hour with three stops along the way. The ride was incredibly smooth and beats taking the bus hands down. If I had a better paying job I would take it every time.