TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) is offering all Taiwan nationals and foreigners with a valid resident certificate an NT$50 (US$1.72) per ride deal on the Maokong Gondola in two time slots, according to a TRTC press release.
The discounted price is good for one ride regardless of the duration of the trip. The original prices for traveling to one, two, or three stations are NT$70, NT$100, and NT$120, respectively. Therefore, a passenger can save up to NT$140 for a round trip.
Individuals whose official residences, as displayed on their IDs, are in northern or central regions of Taiwan (Keelung City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Taichung City, Nantou County, Changhua County, Yunlin County, Chiayi City, and Chiayi County) can enjoy the deal until May 30.
Between June 1 and 30, the deal is available to those whose official residences are located in southern and eastern Taiwan as well as on outlying islands (Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County, Yilan County, Hualien County, Taitung County, Penghu County, Kinmen County, and Lienchiang County).
Instead of using an electronic ticket, eligible persons must purchase tickets at any Maokong Gondola station by presenting their IDs to enjoy the perk.
Visitors are recommended to explore the beauty of the Maokong area and sample local delicacies and teas, TRTC added. Gondola operations will be suspended for repairs for about 100 days starting Aug. 30.
For more information, contact either TRTC's 24-hour customer service hotline at (02) 218-12345 or the 1999 Taipei Citizen Hotline (Callers outside of Taipei, dial 02-27208889), or visit the company's website.