Newspaper article China Post

Taipei Considers Removing Seats on MRT Line 1

Newspaper article China Post

Taipei Considers Removing Seats on MRT Line 1

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- As the population continues to grow in Neihu and in an attempt to ease traffic flow, Taipei City is considering ways to boost the efficiency of the MRT Wenhu Line (Line 1), such as removing train seats to squeeze in more commuters.

Foldable chairs may also be installed. Another proposal is to reduce the train arrival frequency in a station from 82 seconds to 72 seconds.

The measures are necessary since expanding the hardware infrastructure of existing roads and the MRT line would be more difficult.

The government will submit its improvement plan in two weeks, or in early February at the latest.

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je ([...]) announced the intent to enhance MRT efficiency on Tuesday as he sat down with the business community of the Nangang Software Park, which sits on the Wenhu Line. …

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