Public transportation adjustment measures for 2018 Taipei Marathon

Taipei City Government announced public transportation adjustments for Sunday, Dec. 9 to accommodate the 2018 Taipei Marathon

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(photo taken from 2018 Taipei Marathon's official website http://www.taipeicitymarathon.com/index.php)

(photo taken from 2018 Taipei Marathon's official website http://www.taipeicitymarathon.com/index.php)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Taipei City Government announced public transportation adjustments in Taipei City for Sunday, Dec. 9 to accommodate the 2018 Taipei Marathon taking place on the same day, the city government said in a news release on Wednesday.

With regard to MRT, the first trains will depart from their respective terminal stations at 5:20 a.m., the city government said. The interval between trains for the Bannan Line will be 8 to 10 minutes; 6 to 7 minutes for the Wenhu Line; and 10 to 15 minutes for the other lines. The Xiaobitan Branch Line and Xinbeitou Branch Line will begin operating at 6 a.m., the city government added.

As for public bus services, the city's Public Transportation Office (PTO) said that “a total of 205 bus routes, as well as various intercity buses, will be required to make detours or skip stops during the marathon, affecting a total of 441 bus stops across the city.” For more information on the details, please visit the Chinese website of the marathon.

Due to traffic control measures, PTO said that there may be delays and longer travel time for affected bus services.

For more information on MRT operations, please call the 24-hour hotline of TRTC (TEL: 02-218-12345) or visit the company’s Chinese website. For details on bus service adjustments, please call the 1999 Citizen’s Hotline or visit the Chinese website of PTO.

(Video from Taipei Marathon's YouTube)