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Taiwan's bullet train to reduce services due to decreasing travellers amid COVID-19 pandemic

In between April 18 and June 21, Taiwan's High Speed Rail or the bullet train service will be reduced as demand has fallen due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, CNA reported.

The cuts on service will be on weekend from Friday to Sunday during the off-peak hours, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) said.

There will be atleast three trains will run every hour throughout the daily operational periods. The high speed rail will resume full service before the Dragon Boat Festival which is scheduled for June 25-28.

The company will continue to monitor the volume of passengers. Since February when COVID-19 began spreading in Taiwan, ticket sales on the high speed rail service have dropped significantly.

Meanwhile, a total of 26 new coronavirus cases, were confirmed in Taiwan on Monday, bringing the total number to 195 since the outbreak began according to Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).


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