MOTC proposes foreigners pay extra for Taiwan Rail tourist routes

Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications suggests to raise prices for Taiwan Rail tourist routes

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/04/10
By: Judy Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The minister of Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and

An old Taiwan Rail train.(By Central News Agency)

Communications Ho Chen Tan (賀陳旦) proposed to charge foreigners taking tourist rail routes to visit scenic areas in the country to pay higher train ticket fares in the future on Monday.

The suggestion is part of MOTC proposal to change Taiwan Rail ticket pricing system by charging different rates for various rail routes, and introduce new compartment rates.

As part of the new rail infrastructure upgrade, the MOTC is considering amending the Railway Act, and charge ticket prices based on operation costs and rail functions, said Ho Chen.

Taiwan Rail trains ticket prices have remained stagnant for 20 years made the rail line rather unprofitable, ticket prices reach nearly only 50 percent of operation costs, said Ho Chen.    [FULL  STORY]

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