TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Booking of Lunar New Year (LNY) holiday train tickets for the island's East Line, which include the South-link Line, will start at midnight (00:00) on Jan 9, while LNY train ticket booking for the West Line will be available at midnight on Jan 10, according to a news release posted by Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Friday.
TRA said that for the 12-day period from Jan 31 to Feb 11, 311 and 202 extra trains will be added to the operation of the East Line and West Line, respectively, to cope with an expected surge of travelers during the long LNY holiday period.
TRA offers special prices for the six daily extra Fast Local Trains that run between TRA Shulin Station and TRA Hualien Station during the period from Feb. 2 to Feb. 10, with the prices for a Taipei-Yilan ticket and a Taipei-Hualien ticket being NT$100 and NT$200, respectively, the release said.
There are also discounts for college students and overnights trains during the off-peak periods on Jan 30, Jan 31, Feb 11, and Feb 12.
For detailed information, please refer to TRA’s Chinese website.