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Airport MRT to reduce ticket prices in October: Taoyuan metro

2018/07/16 15:40:10

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Taipei, July 16 (CNA) Taoyuan Metro Corporation (TMC) announced Monday that all journeys on the airport mass rapid transit (MRT) line between Taipei, New Taipei and Taoyuan will be reduced by NT$10 (US$0.3) from October.

The service, which started in March 2017, has made a profit, said Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) during a city council session, adding that the company now wants to give back to its customers.

TMC added that the price cut will be introduced on Oct. 1 and is likely to boost ridership as previous promotional campaigns have seen a positive response.

Existing campaigns, including 20 percent off for Taoyuan citizens and transfer discounts, will continue, it said.

The current price from Taipei Main station to airport terminal stations is NT$160.

According to the company, daily ridership reached an average of 61,000 during the first six months of 2018, up 8-9 percent from last year.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)