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Taipei City Government to impose New Year traffic restrictions today

Taipei City Government to impose  New Year traffic restrictions today

Taipei City Government will impose a 10-hour long traffic management measures around the vicinity of the Xinyi business district today as there will be more than 500,000 party goers streaming into the district to enjoy the firework show at the Taipei 101 Tower for the New Year Eve's party.
The city government urged the public to walk, bike, or take public transportation to the district as many streets around the Xinyi district will be blocked off from 7 p.m. today until 3 a.m. tomorrow.
According to the city government, the first stage of traffic control will be imposed on 5 p.m. today and vehicles will not be allowed to park on roads around the Xinyi business district. Starting from 7 p.m., the traffic control area is bordered by section 5 Zhongxiao East Road to the south, Songren Road to the west, section 5 Xinyi Road to the north, and Yixian Road, Keelung Road to the east. Vehicles cannot enter these road sections after 7 p.m.
As the countdown approaches, the traffic control area will be expanded and the bordered area will include Songde Road, Songsin Road to the west, section 5 Zhongxiao East Road to the south, Guangfu South Road to the east, and Zhuangjing Road to the north. The city government will lift the traffic control ban by 3 a.m. tomorrow.
The city government said as the New Year Eve's concert party that will be held in front of Taipei City Hall ends at midnight. The city government's Department of Transportation will offer shuttle buses until 2:30 a.m. and the shuttle service will be transporting people from the city hall to the MRT Zhongshan Station, MRT Taipei Main Station, MRT Jingmei Station, and MRT Liuzhangli Station.
As for the expected stream of people that will jam into the MRT stations after the New Year Eve's party finishes, the city government said it will offer non-stop MRT trains by intervals to ease the large number of people. It also urges the public to walk to the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station or to Yongchung MRT Station to use the metro service to avoid the large crowd after the party ends.


Updated : 2021-04-21 01:50 GMT+08:00