Launch of airport MRT line expected by March 2017

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/21
By: Wang Shu-fen and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) Stability tests of the airport MRT line have met the standard needed to take the 201611210020t0001next step toward launching the system’s commercial operations, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) and Taoyuan Metro Corp. announced Monday.

The stability of the line in tests conducted over seven consecutive days from Nov. 14 to 20 reached 99.52 percent, surpassing the 99 percent threshold needed to apply to the MOTC for a preliminary inspection, Taoyuan Metro Corp. said.

Transportation Minister Ho Chen Tan (賀陳旦), who looked at the A1 station (Taipei Main Station), the stability tests and the MRT flight check-in system on Monday, said the line can now be certified by an independent international company for safety.

Preliminary and second inspections will follow, along with the process of gathering expert views before final test runs are conducted and commercial operations begin, Ho Chen said.    [FULL  STORY]

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