[No. 40 Wanan Drill] Service Adjustments for MRT, City Facilities
The 2017 Wanan No. 40 Air Raid Drill will take place between 1:30 PM and 2 PM on May 18. Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has announced the following service adjustments for MRT trains during the exercise.The MRT network and Maokong Gondola will maintain their respective standard schedule; however, passengers will not be allowed to leave the stations upon arrival. For the purpose of conducting an evacuation simulation, riders will need to follow the instructions of MRT staff to seek shelter at the lobbies or platforms. Stores inside MRT stations (both elevated and ground-level stations) and Taipei Arena will be closed with power supplies turned off. Underground malls and shops will not be affected. Entry will be allowed, but exit will be restricted at the metro park-and-ride parking lots.As for Taipei Children’s Amusement Park, restrictions related to illumination and traffic will be implemented at the facility. Outdoor rides will be deactivated. Vehicles will be admitted only to the park’s parking lot. Visitors will need to follow staff instructions and seek shelter indoors.TRTC reminds the public that those violating orders issued during the drill will incur a fine of no less than NT$30,000 and no more than NT$150,000, in accordance with Article 25 of the Civil Defense Act.For more information, please call the 24-hour customer hotline (TEL: 02-218-12345) or visit the Chinese website of TRTC (http://www.metro.taipei/).