Consumers’ foundation points out airport MRT deficiencies

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/03
By: Yang Shu-min and Lilian Wu

Taipei, March 3 (CNA) The Consumers’ Foundation on Friday pointed out several deficiencies in the mass

(Photo courtesy of Consumers’ Foundation)

rapid transit (MRT) line linking Taipei and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, which began commercial operation a day earlier.

The foundation also called for a lowering of fares for regular trains, noting that currently, the price for both regular and express trains is the same at NT$160 (US$5.16).

It is “more reasonable” to separate the prices, with regular fares cut to between NT$100-NT$120 to encourage commuters to use the line so as to attract more passengers and solve the problem of possible insufficient ridership, the foundation said.

It made the suggestions at a news conference in which it also criticized that direction signs for the airport MRT line are not comprehensive or clear enough.    [FULL  STORY]

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