Large number of passengers expected to return home for Qingming Festival April 4
By: Taiwan New0s, Staff Writer
THSR announced on Tuesday afternoon (Mar. 3) that non-reserved seats will be unavailable from April. 1-6, during which time many people are expected to return home to sweep the tombs of their ancestors.
The cancellation of non-reserved seats means that only those who manage to book regular tickets, which usually sell very fast for holidays, will be allowed to board the train. The tickets will be available starting Wednesday at midnight on the THSR’s website/app as well as at kiosks in convenient stores across the island.
Multi-rides and periodic tickets cannot be used during the upcoming period, but their duration will be extended eight days as part of the compensation, according to the rail company. In addition, the EasyCard and the iPass will not be accepted at the train station gate.