Taipei MRT Circular Line Operations Transferred to New Taipei 雙北環狀線經營權期滿 蔣萬安:交還新北

The Taipei Metro's contract to operate the MRT's circular line expires today. Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an stated that according to the contract, the management rights will be returned to New Taipei City. He said that both cities will work together to ensure smooth operations and absolutely not harm the rights and interests of citizens.

Chiang Wan-an, Taipei City Mayor: “According to the contract, when it expires, management should be handed over to New Taipei. So currently, we have reached such a consensus. But most importantly, we want to make sure the rights and interests of passengers will not be affected. We will make it a very smooth handover process.”

Hou Yu-ih, New Taipei City Mayor: “The attitude of the two cities has not changed regarding the operating rights of the Circular Line from former Mayor Ko to present Mayor Chiang's administration. We've held many closed-door meetings and discussions. Basically, all the details have been negotiated. The two cities will make an official public announcement today.”

New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih further explained that the most important thing during the transfer is that the operation will not be affected. Operations will be handed over in stages to ensure a smooth transfer. Chiang Wan-an also stated that once the entire circular line is finished, according to the Mass Rapid Transit Act and consensus between the two cities, it will be operated by a single MRT company. The decision will be made based on relevant regulations, past operations, the length of the route, and the proportion of investment.






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