Taipei--The off-peak hours during which high-speed rail passengers can get a 4 percent discount on fares will be cut by one hour starting Monday, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) has announced.
Off-peak hours are currently defined by the company as 9 a.m. to 12:35 p.m, and after 8 p.m. to the end of service before midnight from Monday to Thursday.
But the company said that due to the high number of passengers that use the high-speed rail system during the morning time frame, it will adjust the morning off-peak hour period to between 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. starting April 24.
The period after 8 p.m. will continue to be considered as off-peak under the new measure.
According to THSRC's schedule, fares on eight trains per day will be affected by the schedule change.
The company stressed, meanwhile, that the 10 to 35 percent discounts for early bird buyers who purchase tickets between five and 28 days before departure will not be affected by the new policy.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel