High speed rail sets single-day ridership record

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/31
By: Han Ting-ting and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp (THSRC) reported on Tuesday that

(CNA file photo)

it carried 252,250 passengers the previous day, the third day of the Lunar New Year, its highest ever ridership on a single day.

The number broke the record of 250,423 passengers set on June 12 last year, the last day of the four-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday period, according to the company.

THSRC said it has carried 1.27 million passengers from Jan. 25-30. The breakdown of the figures being 191,036; 219,962; 183,656; 176,707; 246,391 and 252,250.

The 2017 Lunar New Year holiday ends on Wednesday, Feb. 1.   [FULL  STORY]

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