Taiwan High Speed Rail Co. (THSR) will provide a total of 110 additional runs during the New Year holiday, with tickets sales for the New Year transport service set to begin at midnight Dec. 2, the company announced Thursday.
The period of the New Year transport service for 2017 will start on Dec. 30 and end on Jan. 3, said the THSR, and that during the five- day period, there will be a total of 795 runs.
The extra runs will be made up of 46 southbound runs and 64 northbound, and that all discounts for early birds and non-reserved seats will remain valid for the duration, the THSR said.
In addition, preferential fare prices for college/university students and certain credit card holders will remain available during the holiday, although discounts for groups of more than 25 people, school field trips and non-peak rides will be suspended, according to the THSR.
Ticket sales will begin at midnight Dec. 2, with purchases available at convenience stores that have cooperation relations with THSR or from automatic ticket-selling machines. Travelers can also book tickets through the THSR online booking system, or the T Express system for mobile phones.
The company advised travelers to book or purchase their train tickets in advance if they plan to travel during the New Year holiday from Dec. 31 to Jan. 2.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel