Taipei-The Taiwan High Speed Rail Company (THRSC) sold 28,000 tickets for the high speed railway over the Lunar New Year holiday in the first three minutes of the tickets going on sale Wednesday.
According to a THRSC statement, 183,000 tickets were sold within the first 20 minutes of the tickets for the Feb. 13-21 period going on sale.
THRSC urged those who need tickets during the holiday period to order them online, on their mobile app, at convenience stores, or in person at high speed rail stations, to avoid disappointment.
THSRC announced Jan. 15 that it will provide an additional 411 411 services during the holiday period, 222 southbound and 189 northbound, which will bring its total number of services to 1,609 throughout the nine-day holiday.
Travelers can also obtain discounts of 10 percent-35 percent on certain services, depending on how soon they buy their tickets, THRSC said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel