Taipei MRT to run 42 hours non-stop over New Year

TRTC announced that Taipei MRT will operate a 42-hour non-stop service from 6 a.m. on Dec. 31 to 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 1

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(Photo courtesy of TRTC)

(Photo courtesy of TRTC)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) announced in a news release on Thursday that Taipei MRT will operate a 42-hour non-stop service from 6 a.m. on Dec. 31 to 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 1 in the new year to transport massive crowds of New Year’s Eve revelers expected to attend the countdown party in front of Taipei City Hall and watch the Taipei 101 New Year fireworks displays.

The 42-hour non-stop service will exclude Xiaobitan Station and Xinbeitou Station, according to the release.

The company said people coming from out of town by train for the party and fireworks can transfer to the MRT Bannan Line via Taipei Main Station or Nangang Station.

TRTC also said that the three best locations for the revelers to watch the fireworks are MRT Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station, Xinyi Anhe Station, and Xiangshan Station, suggesting that they get into a good position early to enjoy the fireworks.

The company also suggested that when leaving the venue, the revelers should go to MRT Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station, Yongchun Station, Xiangshan Station, or Nanjing Sanmin Station and avoid Taipei City Hall Station and Taipei 101 Station, where large crowds are expected.

In addition, the Maokong Gondola will extend operations on December 31, with the last carriage departing at 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day, TRTC said, adding that actual operation hours will remain flexible to allow all passengers to board the carriage home.

(Photo courtesy of TRTC)