Ko seeks aid with Songshan airport move after ride on MRT

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 16, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

The launch of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, left, and Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan ride the Taoyuan International Airport MRT Line from Taipei yesterday. Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

will likely affect passenger volumes at Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said after a ride on the new line yesterday, calling on the Executive Yuan to help streamline efforts by Taipei and Taoyuan to relocate the Songshan facility.

Ko and Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) rode the MRT line, which opened this month on a trial basis.

Ko praised the “excellent” construction quality of the line, saying that the ride was “smooth and comfortable.”

He was equally complimentary of outlets in the carriages for passengers to charge mobile devices, as well as free Wi-Fi connectivity, saying that he had instructed Taipei Rapid Transit Corp to offer free Wi-Fi services in Taipei MRT carriages by the end of the year.    [FULL  STORY]

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