Taipei Taoyuan Airport MRT will start test runs next month

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TAIWAN: The Airport Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line will open to the public for a one-month trial run on 2nd February 2017 Transport Minister Ho Chen Tan and Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-Tsan said Wednesday.

According to the Taoyuan Mass Transit Corp., the new MRT line will offer free rides to the public in two phases over the course of one month before commercial operations begin on 2nd March 2017.

In the first phase from 2-15 February, group passengers who apply in advance will be allowed to travel for free between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. During this phase, passengers will be restricted to boarding and disembarking at only six of the 21 stations and will not include the airport stations.

In the second phase from 16th of February until 1st of March, individual passengers will be allowed to travel for free between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. During this phase, passengers will have access to all 21 stations, including the airport stations, and in-town check-in service will be available at Taipei Main Station.

Taipei Main Station, is the only station that initially will offer advanced check-in at least three hours before the flight for passengers taking the Airport MRT.

According to the company, airline check-in areas are planned to be implemented at the New Taipei Industrial Park and Hengshan stations, but it is not yet known when these facilities will be operational.

The Airport MRT will officially open to all passengers on 2nd March 2017 with tickets available at a 50 percent discount during the first month of operation. The trains will run from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.

Taipei Airport MRT Route Map