The MRT Taiwan’s Green Line Taichung will start testing next week after 11 years of construction.
Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) announced Tuesday (November 10) that the test operation of the Taichung Mass Rapid Transit Blue Line (TMRT) will begin on Monday (date November 16) and runs until December 15.
Free subway ride in Taichung Taiwan
Speaking at a meeting of the Taichung city government, Lu pointed out that TMRT will provide free month-long rides to all e-ticket passengers, including those arriving from parties. outside of Taichung. She said trains would operate from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily during the initial test phase, and the public is welcome to visit all 18 terminals on the Green Line.
Lu explained that TMRT received final operational approval from the Department of Transport and Communications on November 6 and it will begin commercial operations on December 19th. She reminded passengers to comply. public health regulations and wear a mask while riding.
According to the TMRT Group, the 16.71 km Green line will run from Beitun Depot to the high-speed train station Taichung in Wurih district daily, from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. A complete ride takes about 32 minutes, with each train holding 536 passengers.
The starting fare was set at NT $ 20 ($ 0.68), with an increase of NT $ 5 per two kilometers. Children under six years old will be allowed to ride for free and will receive discounts for those aged six to 12, seniors and groups.
Construction of the Green Line was started in 2009 during the term of former Taichung Mayor Jason Hu (胡志強). The total cost of the project was NT $ 59.3 billion ($ 2.08 billion), including NT $ 32.8 billion provided by the central government.