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MRT Celebrates 27th Anniversary, Awaits the Arrival of 12.5 Billionth Passenger

Pop-up performance at MRT Taipei Main Station celebrating the 27th birthday of Taipei MRTTaipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) is celebrating the 27th anniversary of the opening of the city’s MRT. It also announced that accumulated ridership will soon cross the 12.5 billion mark. 


The lucky individual who becomes the 12.5 billionth passenger and signs up for Taipei Metro membership will win a year of free rides on the MRT, as well as a combined food-and-fun package worth NT$2,500! The goodies include affiliated hotel and resort vouchers, coupon for a free trial of the MRT Banqiao Station table tennis facility, and a one-day pass to Taipei Children’s Amusement Park and Maokong Gondola. The winner will also receive an invitation to the MRT 27th Anniversary birthday bash! 


In addition, five individuals before and after the 12.5-billionth mark will also receive prizes such as an EasyCard offering 3-month of unlimited access to the MRT and food-and-fun packages. Don’t miss your chance to become the 12.5 billionth passenger by signing up for a Taipei Metro membership and taking the MRT every day.


On February 17, TRTC invited an acapella group to hold a pop-up performance at MRT Taipei Main Station to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Taipei’s MRT. The group members performed scores ranging from classic pop songs to theme songs of animations, attracting the attention and interest of passerby. Some of the audience immediately activated their smartphones to apply for Taipei Metro membership upon learning about the celebration campaign. 


Also, TRTC is holding a raffle offering prizes such as the Flying Pickachu Maokong Gondola Commemorative Ticket Set. To enter, simply leave a message under the 12.5 billionth passenger campaign thread on the fan page on Facebook, tag a friend, and share the post with the public.


The official birthday bash will take place at MRT Taipei Main Station on March 28. Taipei Metro members whose birthday in the month of March will also receive invitations. The first 100 birthday boys and girls signing up will receive a souvenir and free afternoon tea coupon, as well as an opportunity to take part in a raffle with prizes ranging from AirPods to coffee machines.


For more information, please visit the Facebook fan page of TRTC or call either the 24-hour hotline of TRTC (02-218-12345) or the 1999 Citizens’ Hotline. Details are also available on the company’s Chinese website (https://www.metro.taipei/).