Taipei Metro plans to launch new fare scheme on Feb. 1

Focus Taiwan
Date: 01/13/2020
By: Chen Yi-hsuan, Wang Hung-kuo and Frances Huang

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Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC), which operates the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, said on Monday that it is planning to implement a new fare scheme on Feb. 1, which is aimed at rewarding frequent passengers.

Under the new pricing system, those who ride the MRT for 51 times or more per month will get a 30 percent discount on their total ticket fare, with the reward to be transacted back to their smart cards the following month when they pass an MRT gate, the company said.

Passengers who take the service between 41-50 times could get a 25 percent discount, while those riding the trains for 31-40, 21-30 and 11-20 times each month will get a discount of 20 percent, 15 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

After TRTC held a board meeting Monday to approve the new pricing scheme, the metro system operator scheduled Feb. 1 as the launch date for the new fare scheme, the company said.

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