The Taoyuan International Airport MRT is set to commence operations after the Chinese New Year. The ticket prices have also been announced. A one-way ticket from the Taipei Main Station to the Taoyuan International Airport will cost NT$160. For local commuters, 30, 60, and 90-day periodic tickets will be available, offering up to 40% discounts.
The construction of the Taoyuan International Airport MRT is finally complete after over 20 years. The airport mass transit system will be operational after the Chinese Year, with ticket prices ranging from NT$30 to NT$160. A ticket from Taipei Main Station to Taoyuan International Airport will be NT$160, slightly higher than the bus fare, NT$125, and lower than the high-speed rail, which costs NT$190.
==MEMBER OF PUBLIC==
(A ticket from Taipei Main Station to Taoyuan International Airport will be NT$160. Do you think that's acceptable?) Yes.
==MEMBER OF PUBLIC==
It's a bit expensive. I don't think I'll take it.
The Taoyuan International Airport MRT is 51 km long and the first public transit system that connects three metropolitan areas: Taipei City, the New Taipei City, and Taoyuan City. There will be express trains and regular trains that stop at each station to service both air travelers and local residents along the line. Commuters can purchase periodic tickets and enjoy 30%, 35%, or 40% discounts.
==CHENG WEN-TSAN, Taoyuan City Mayor==
The system will begin operations after the Chinese New Year. During the first month, free trial rides will be offered. From the second month onward, tickets will be 50% off so that people can experience the convenience of the Airport MRT.
==LIU KUN-I, Taoyuan Metro Chairman==
The 90-day season ticket gets a 40% reduction, a very favorable discount. It's also refundable if the total amount is not used up.
According to Taoyuan Metro estimates, the initial number of passengers is 46,000 and considering the costs, the ticket price from Taipei to Taoyuan should be NT$270. With the current NT$160 ticket price, it will take 102,000 passengers to break even. Taoyuan Metro said ticket prices are designed to be both competitive and sustainable in the market.