Taoyuan Airport MRT raises number of free rides

Taoyuan Airport MRT authorities increases number of trial riders to 25,000

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/02/17
By: Judy Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Reporter

Taipei (Taiwan News)—The Taoyuan International Airport MRT increased number tags distributed to

Taoyuan Airport MRT Line express train stopping at A3 New Taipei Industrial Park Station.(By Taiwan News)

passengers each day during the trial period from a total of 20,000 to 25,000 Friday.

The newly opened MRT line is offering free rides during a two week trial period, running from Feb. 16-March 5, 2017.

Many passengers complained they waited over one hour in line to receive number tags to board the train on Thursday morning at Taipei Main Station, but few people were queuing in line for numbered tags at 3:00 pm Friday.

Passengers may swipe their MRT cards at the entrance gate to access the train platforms, only after picking up a number tag.

Nonetheless, the express trains were packed with curious riders, mostly elderly and parents with small children during second day of the trial, those left without seats stood most of the way.   [FULL  STORY]

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