Taipei Metro takes measures to ease jam on Wenhu Line

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-26
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation Tuesday launched two measures to ease 6731473congestion on Taipei Metro’s Wenhu Line during rush hours, the company said.

The older Matra trains, each of which has a capacity of carrying 456 passengers as opposed to 424 on the newer Bombardiers, are now being used more frequently during rush hours, the TRTC said.

The TRTC said it has increased trains on Wenhu Line during the weekday peak periods since Jan. 18, reducing the time between trains from 85 to 80 seconds.

In addition, the TRTC began on Tuesday a measure of increasing trains between busy stations during rush hours on a trial basis.

An empty train from Liuzhangli Station to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station and another from Gangqian Station to Taipei Zoo Station are dispatched respectively during the morning and afternoon rush hours from Monday to Friday, the TRTC said.     [FULL  STORY]

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