Taiwan’s Gangshan train station received 10,000 New Taiwan dollars (approximately $334) and a letter on Tuesday from a septuagenarian who wished to pay for the train fares they purportedly evaded 60 years ago.
According to Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) official Hsu Chu-ping, the mail arrived from the city of Kaohsiung’s Gangshan District, and no other details about the sender were revealed, CNA reported.
The mail, which was addressed to the station master, included the letter and several 1,000 New Taiwan dollar bills (approximately $33.41 each) totaling 10,000 New Taiwan dollars.
“I’m a septuagenarian, and thinking back, I feel ashamed of what I did to the TRA. Sixty years ago, when I was still a student, I often jumped trains because my family was poor,” the sender wrote in the letter.
The anonymous septuagenarian requested that the money be delivered to the TRA and signed the letter as “Someone who had done wrong.”
Hsu told CNA that similar occurrences have happened in Taiwan where individuals have sent letters and money to the TRA after explaining that they had evaded train fares for certain reasons in the past. Regardless, Hsu requested that passengers abide by the law to prevent causing trouble for themselves and the TRA.
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