The China Post
Date: February 17, 2017
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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Lines snaked around Taipei Main Station on Thursday morning as
prospective passengers waited for their turn to board the long-anticipated 51-km metro linking Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei.
Thursday was the first day of the Airport MRT’s public trial run, in which individuals were offered free rides. Some passengers staked out spots as early as 1 a.m., but the excitement was palpable and the mood giddy.
For the next two weeks, free boarding passes will be given out daily on a first-come, first-served basis at 7:40, 9:40, 11:40 and 13:40 at all of the line’s 21 stations.
They will be given a touch pass similar to existing electronic tickets used on metro lines in Taipei, which will be used to enter and exit each gate. [FULL STORY]