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Limited edition Universiade-themed Taipei MRT tokens to go on sale

2017/07/17 17:57:42

Photo courtesy of Taipei Rapid Transit Corp.

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) will soon launch commemorative round-shaped tokens imprinted with the 2017 Summer Universiade mascot, Bravo the Formosan Black Bear, as the event, also known as the World University Games, draws near.

The tokens will be sold as 5-piece sets for NT$750 (US$24.75) beginning on July 29 at 10 a.m., with a limit of 2 sets per person, the company announced in a statement.

A total of 1,900 sets will be sold at five MRT stations: Taipei Main Station, Zhongshan, Songjiang Nanjing, Zhongxiao Fuxing and Ximen.

Those who buy the tokens can use any of the five to take the MRT for one day, regardless of the entry and exit points. The MRT gates will return tokens to holders so that they can take their collection home, the company said.

Each set will be sold in a decorative black box that also contains a certificate authenticating the number of the set.

TRTC said the 5 different tokens represent a sportsmanship bear, a baseball bear, a weightlifting bear, a golf bear and a badminton bear.

The goal of the tokens, it said, is to wish local athletes success in the games, to be held from Aug. 19 to Aug. 30, and motivate them to go for gold.

(By Yu Kai-hsiang and CNA intern Logan Sander)
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