Tsai tries Taoyuan airport MRT line

TRIALS PERIOD:The president said that people have been waiting two decades for the line and she urged agencies to make sure that all preparatory work is complete

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 01, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday urged government agencies to make sure

President Tsai Ing-wen yesterday rides the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line with Minister of Transportation and Communications Hochen Tan, left, and Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan, fourth left. Photo: CNA

everything is in order with the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport before it is launched next month to make the 20-year wait worthwhile.

Tsai made the remarks at Taoyuan High Speed Rail Station after riding an MRT train from the A1 stop at Taipei Main Station to the A13 Airport Terminal 2 Station and then continuing on to the high-speed rail station.

“The airport MRT line is the nation’s longest MRT system, spanning three special municipalities. It also connects the international airport with our high-speed rail, standard railway and Taipei MRT systems,” Tsai said.

With the airport line to start a trial run tomorrow before its official launch on March 2, Tsai said public transportation will reach a new milestone with the opening of the line, which brings Taoyuan into the MRT era.    [FULL  STORY]

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