Booking of Taiwan’s train tickets for New Year Holiday starts on Dec. 14

A total of 285 train services of different classes will operate during a period of Dec. 28 to Jan.2

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TRA train on Taitung line.

TRA train on Taitung line. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Railway Administration announced on Monday, Dec.10, that the ticket booking system for 6 days of New Year 2019 for the east and west lines will be available starting at midnight of Dec.14.

In order to ensure sufficient amounts of tickets to a relatively large number of passengers traveling home to celebrate New Year, TRA said it would operate a total of 286 additional trains of different classes during a period of Dec. 28, 2018, to Jan. 2, 2019.

The TRA also offered special transportation fees for 8 additional local express trains between Shulin Station and Hualien Station from Dec. 29 to Jan. 2. Train ticket from Taipei Station to Yilan Station is only NT$100, and traveling from Taipei Station to Hualien Station only costs NT$200.

All bookings can be made online via the TRA website or passengers can directly dial to the telephone number: 02-23815226 to purchase tickets.

(Timetable for TRA train services during Dec. 28, 2018 to Jan.2, 2019 - TRA official website)