By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
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]