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First direct bus route from Taipei to Hualien will be launch on January 6



The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) of Taiwan said that they will launch a new bust trip in the upgraded Suhua Highway. The bus will route from Taipei to Hualien it was the first direct trip in Taipei. This will be launch on January 6, 2020.

According to MOTC, with the opening of 38.8 kilometers Suhua Highway improvement project they will launch the first bus direct trip in 3 different stations of the Greater of Taipei to Hualien. This bus will run from 20-30 minutes daily in their perspective route with their extra services during the weekend.

 The bus trip will take 3.5 hours and this will cost NT$320 (US$10. 5) to NT$350 and the ministry said they will offer discounts for the first month of the trip. The main road that is connecting the Greater Taipei to the east coast was well-known to be dangerous mostly in bad weather because of the rough areas.

The MOT said, that the Central Government will be the one to finance the service. This bus will be operated together by three companies under Hui-yu which means "migration."

 Way back in 2010, when the typhoon Megi trigger the landslide that killed 26 people on Suhua Highway that's why the government decided to improve the road for public safety.

 The designer of the Hui-yu buses said that they designed the bus to be very comfortable for passengers. Huang Hsien-shun the designer of the bus added that they wanted to create a brand of the bus that will be famous for foreign visitors.

 Lin Chia-Lung the minister of Transportation said that the bus operators will be given 85 new buses. The Capital bus, Ubus, and Taipei Bus and together with them are the MOTC to finance 20 percent of the cost.

 3 companies will be using also their old buses for this route.

 The bus company will be operated from Nangang Taipei to Huelian and there are 30 trips daily from 6:00 am to midnight. They will open on Thursday. They are the one who is responsible for booking for this route.

 The other two companies are expected to open their reservations at noon on Dec. 31.
The Capital Bus will be operating 34 round trips daily between Banqiao in New Taipei to Hualien. From 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. on weekdays. They also offer 46 trips on weekends that include a red-eye ride at 2 a.m.

 While the Taipei Bus is scheduled a trip between Nangang and Hualien from 6:00 in the morning to midnight daily. They offer 28 round trips on weekdays and 32 trips on weekends.

 The improvement project of Suhua Highway was implemented in three sections. From Su'ao to Dong'ao in Yilan County, from Nan'ao in Yilan to Heping in Hualien County, and lastly from Hezhong to Daqingshui in Hualien County.




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