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[2016 New Year’s Eve Countdown Party] Adjustments to MRT Services

In light of the 2016 New Year’s Eve Countdown Bash at city hall on December 31, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) announced that the metro system will be running 42-hour non-stop, starting from 6 AM on December 31 and closing at 11:59 PM on January 1 (with the exceptions of MRT Xiaobitan Station and MRT Xinbeitou Station).

The hours of Maokong Gondola will also be extended to 2 AM in the morning.

According to TRTC, the three major MRT lines (Bannan Line, Tamsui-Xinyi Line, and Songshan-Xindian Line) will accompany revelers through the night. To exercise the metro system’s full potential in transporting passengers, the agency will make the following adjustment to train service schedules:

1. Bannan Line: Train intervals will remain at an average of 2 minutes 32 seconds until the crowd disperses.
2. Tamsui-Xinyi Line: Starting at 5 PM on December 31, the terminal station for all trains on this line will extend to MRT Xiangshan Station. Average intervals between services will be 3 minutes.
3. Songshan-Xindian Line: Average service intervals will be between 6 to 8 minutes (service intervals for stops between Songshan Station and Taipower Building Station will be between 3 to 4 minutes). Train schedules will be adjusted accordingly depending on passenger flow.
4. Zhonghe-Luzhou Line: Average service intervals will be between 6 to 8 minutes (service intervals for stops between Nanshijiao Station and Daqiaotou Station will be between 3 to 4 minutes). Train schedules will be adjusted accordingly depending on passenger flow.
5. Wenhu Line: Average service intervals will be between 2 to 3.5 minutes, with schedule adjustments based on actual passenger flow.

TRTC reminds passengers that during this period, trains may skip Taipei City Hall Station and Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station if necessary to avoid overcrowding the platform. Passengers should disembark at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station and Xinyi Anhe Station and walk to the venue.

For more information, please call the TRTC Customer Hotline (TEL: 02-218-12345) or visit the Chinese website of the agency (http://www.metro.taipei/).