Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) introduced a new train schedule on Thursday, eliminating 40 of its 930 daily train services and cutting back on the travel distance of 46 others.
All the eliminated routes were operated during off-peak hours, with less than 30 percent passenger occupancy, TRA said.
Despite the reduction in train services, TRA said it will still operate four trains per hour during peak hours for regional commuting and two per hour off-peak.
Meanwhile, TRA introduced two new Tzu Chiang express trains between Shulin, New Taipei and Taitung in southeastern Taiwan on Friday and Sunday. The travel time will be four hours.
The national rail service also introduced two Tzu Chiang express train services between Nangang, Taipei and Chaozhou, Pingtung, also on Friday and Sunday.
The travel time of the new express train from Taipei to Kaohsiung will be 3 hours and 40 minutes and from Taipei to Pingtung 4 hours.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel