Taiwan lowers ticket prices to launch new high speed train stations

Prices for high-speed rail tickets in Taiwan will soon be lowered to 2013 amounts.

Taiwan's high speed train.

Taiwan's high speed train. Image by Michael Rehfeldt / CC BY 2.0

The government is expected to announce a price cut that will start in December, to coincide with the opening of three new high-speed rail stations. The new stations will serve Changhua, Miaoli and Yunlin on the already-operational North-South high-speed rail line. Ticket prices from Taipei to Kaohsiung in the south are expected to drop, to NT$1,490 (US$46). Both the price-drop scheme and the opening of new stations are expected to come into effect from the first of December. Read more: taiwannews.com.tw

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