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Taipei metro to run 42 hours non-stop over New Year
北捷從三十一日清晨起 連續四十二小時不收班

Taipei MRT route map provided by the Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. The region demarcated by the dotted line shows the area to be affected by the New Year’s Eve countdown party on Dec. 31.

Photo courtesy of Taipei Rapid Transit Corp

With tens of thousands of people predicted to descend upon Taipei’s Xinyi business district on Dec. 31 for the New Year’s Eve countdown party, Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) is to operate a 42-hour non-stop service from 6am on Dec. 31 through to midnight on Jan. 1 in the new year.

The TRTC announced on Dec. 21 that the shortest service interval will be on the main Bannan Line and Tamsui-Xinyi Line, with the shortest wait time on the former being 2 minutes 28 seconds, and on the latter 3 minutes, between services. In addition, all trains on the Tamsui-Xinyi Line, irrespective of whether they depart from Tamsui or Beitou stations, will terminate at the Xiangshan stop.

However, due to the proximity to the celebrations of the Taipei City Hall and Taipei 101/World Trade Center stations, some trains may pass through those two stations without stopping, depending on the crowd situation at the time. Members of the public are advised to alight at the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall or Xinyi Anhe stations. Bicycles will not be allowed on the MRT after 3 pm on Dec. 31.

(CNA, translated by Paul Cooper)






1. New Year’s Eve countdown phr. 跨年倒數 (kua4 nian2 dao4 shu3)

2. following year; new year phr. 翌年 (yi4 nian2)

3. service interval phr. 班距 (ban1 ju4)

4. pass through without stopping phr. 過站不停 (guo4 zhan4 bu4 ting2)

5. alight v. 下車 (xia4 che1)

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