After decade long wait, airport MRT begins trial run

The China Post
Date: February 3, 2017
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Ten years after construction began, the Taoyuan Airport MRT kicked

Passengers take a group photo while riding the newly-opened line running from Zhongli to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 2. (CNA)

off limited trial runs for groups on Thursday, with some passengers on the first trip calling the metro system “the pride of Taoyuan.”

Hundreds of gleeful Taoyuan City residents and equally exuberant city officials boarded the first MRT trip at 7:45 a.m. from Zhongli toward Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

Passengers on the first trip were ecstatic to board the MRT. While the first fleet shuddered and swayed upon starting out, the remainder of the trip went smoothly.

A female passenger, surnamed Lin, who took her 70-year-old grandmother on the ride, told the Chinese-language United Daily News that while the Taoyuan Airport MRT seemed to be a “bit slower than the Taipei Metro,” it was a comfortable ride.   [FULL  STORY]

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