Airport MRT unable to open by end of this year: transportation minister
A rapid transit line connecting Taiwan’s main airport and the greater Taipei area will be unable to open by the end of this year as previously scheduled, Transportation Minister Chen Jian-yu said Tuesday.
The exact opening date will be decided after a meeting by a team of scholars and experts at the end of August, Chen told reporters Tuesday while inspecting transportation construction projects in southern Taiwan.
The ministry said last year that the Taoyuan International Airport MRT will become operational by the end of 2015.
Originally set to start operations by the end of this year, the project has been experiencing software design glitches that have contributed to the instability of the line’s signaling system.
The line has been under construction since 2006.
There are 14 stations along the 35-kilometer line that links Taipei Main Station and Taoyuan Airport, Taiwan’s main international gateway.