Red Brick Daily

All good things come to an end, they say, and the free rides on Kaohsiung’s light rail tram system will soon likewise be ending.

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It’s been free since October 2015, so that’s a pretty good run, no?

The Taipei Times reports:

The Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (KMRT) system’s light rail line is to begin charging fares in November [but will be half-price until January 2018]. The 8.7km waterfront rail is part of the Kaohsiung Circular Line…

There are about 13,000 passengers per day on work days and nearly 20,000 on weekends and holidays, Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp said.”

The line now operates trams from Lizihnei Station (C1) to Dayi Pier-2 Station (C12), with the section to Hamasen Station (C14) open as of Sept. 30, 2017

(Map below shows MRT lines planned or under construction in Kaohsiung – Via KTRC)

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The KTRC website has a somewhat confusing variety of ticket options and prices but a 2015 Central News Report in Mandarin set the price as $NT30 per trip on the Kaohsiung Light rail, which is currently about half-complete.


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