Taipei MRT sees record number of New Year passengers

Focus Taiwan
By: Huang Li-yun, Tsai Pei-chi and Frances Huang

Taipei, Jan. 1 (CNA) Ridership on the Taipei metro system on New Year’s Eve 201601010014t0001and early New Year’s Day exceeded 3 million passengers, breaking the previous record, Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC, 台北捷運) said Friday.

The Taipei subway system transported about 3.03 million passengers in the 24 hour period from 6 a.m. Dec. 31 to 6 a.m. Jan. 1, an increase of 66,000 from a year earlier, TRTC statistics showed.

With the expansion of the the city’s MRT network, ridership on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day has been growing to record-breaking numbers, the TRTC said.     [FULL  STORY]

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