Taipei-The mass rapid transit (MRT) line between Taipei and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, which will mark its second anniversary in March, has a 99.96 percent dispatch reliability rate, system operator Taoyuan Metro Corp. said in a statement Sunday.
The mean kilometers between failure (MKBF), a benchmark used to determine the reliability of a metro system, was 475,000 train-kilometers last year.
That means the system suffered only one delay of more than five minutes for every 2,560 trains dispatched, representing a 99.96 percent dispatch reliability rate, according to the statement.
The statement was issued after a train delay occurred Saturday, prompting the company to carry out standard operating procedures for the contingency, which was followed by preventative maintenance performed by the company's technicians Sunday.
Meanwhile, the MRT system has transported an average of 63,000 passengers per day in 2018, up from 56,000 in 2017, the company said.
It said it will continue to perform preventive maintenance to reduce the probability of a delay on the system and further improve its reliability.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel