By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has submitted a fare
hike proposal, which, if approved by its supervisory agency, will raise fares by an average of 7.5%.
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) is reviewing the proposed fare hike.
But at the same time, the TRA is also mulling over lower prices for commuter passes, chopping 45% off of regular prices for 30-day commuter passes and 47% off for 60-day student passes that bear students’ names. Currently, the discounts for the commuter and student passes are 15% and 20%, respectively.
The TRA is also planning to price different classes of Tzu-Chiang Express differently, raising fares for long-distance Puyuma Express and Taroko Express by up to 5% and lowering fares for DMU Tze-Chiang Express, which mostly runs on the Eastern Line and South Link Line, by 20%, according to the TRA. [FULL STORY]