Crack in Airport MRT rail will not affect traffic

Repairs to be completed by Tuesday evening: Taoyuan Metro

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/02/21
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A crack which was found in a steel rail on the Airport Mass

Passengers on the Airport MRT. (By Central News Agency)

Rapid Transit line will not affect traffic and not delay the introduction of regular service, the Taoyuan Metro Corporation (TMC) said Tuesday.

The official opening of the 51-kilometer line between Taipei Railway Station and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will take place on March 2, but at present, passengers can already travel on the trains for free during limited hours and after having picked up numbered tickets at certain stations.

During a routine maintenance check on February 18, staff found a crack between 2 millimeters and 5 mm long in a piece of steel rail between Linkou and Shanbi stations, a TMC official said Tuesday.    [FULL  STORY]

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