All YouBike stations in six counties and cities in Taiwan resumed normal operations at Friday noon after repairs of a glitch in the system were completed, the company that operates the public bicycle rental service said.
The glitch was caused by software damage during a system update, shutting down the YouBike on Wednesday.
The breakdown resulted in the malfunction of 17,317 rental stations in Taipei, New Taipei, Hsinchu, Taoyuan, Taichung and Changhua and affected 140,000 people around Taiwan, including 100,000 to 110,000 users in the greater Taipei area.
YouBike Co. said it will compensate users for the inconvenience caused by the problem by allowing people to rent YouBikes free of charge for the first hour on Friday and Saturday, the company said.
YouBike rentals normally cost NT$15 for the first hour in Taipei and NT$10 for the first hour in New Taipei.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel