Presentation on theme: "High Speed Rail English"— Presentation transcript:
1High Speed Rail English 高鐵英文High Speed Rail English
2How many HSR stations in Taiwan? Eight stations now: Taipei, Banqiao, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, ZuoyingIn the future, 12 stations along the western corridor in Taiwan
3How to get to the Tainan Station Drive a carShuttle busBy TRA train
4Driving to the Tainan Station Head south/north toward…Turn right at…Continue to followTake the ramp ontoTake exit … toward …Take exit … to merge into …
5The Shuttle bus Two lines of shuttle bus for THSR in Tainan One goes to Tainan City GovernmentThe other goes to Chi Mei Medical Center…
6You can take the shuttle bus at… Tainan Metropolitan ParkBin-Zai MarketAmbassador TheatresSugar MallTainan AirportNational Tainan Industrial High SchoolKoxinga ShrineJen-De InterchangeQueena Plaza HotelState Temple Of The Martial God (Guangong)
7The routesDowntown Direction： Passengers may only board the bus at THSR station.THSR Station Direction：Passengers may board the bus at any stop, and only disembark at THSR station.
8TRA trainThe platform of Shalun Station of TRA directly connected to the platform of THSR Tainan StationWhat you have to do is walk for only one minute
13Foreigners onlyExchange order for exchanging for a THSR PASS, not for boarding the trainsWithin the valid period to exchange for a PASS at station ticket windowsTHSR PASS- 3 Days or THSR PASS- 5 DaysTHSR PASS- Flexible 3 DaysRefund is only available if the Exchange Order has not been used and is within the valid periodUsed by the individual owner and not transferable
14Multiple Ride TicketContactless smart cards allow the cardholder to travel within the effective period and specific section of stations for certain number of rides on THSRThe card is sold in either the registered (name-bearing) or non-registered form
15Periodic ticketContactless smart cards allow the cardholder to travel within the effective period and specific section of stations for unlimited rides on THSRSold in the registered (name-bearing) formNot applicable for rides between Banqiao and Taipei
16Early Bird DiscountTickets for sale 28 days prior to and including the departure date.30% off is offered no later than 15 days before the departure date . If tickets are sold out in advance, then tickets with an early bird discount of 10% off are offered.10% off is offered no later than 8 days before the departure date. If tickets are sold out in advance, then full fare tickets are offered.
17How to use a ticket vending machine Purchase ticketMake reservationSelect payment means from touch screenRetrieve the ticket, change, receipt
18Ways of paymentInsert the coinsUse an ATM cardUse a credit card
19Online booking Visit the THSR website Click on Ticketing Information -> Online BookingOn the upper right corner, click EnglishSelect your itineraryChoose the class you wantSearch by departure/arrival time or train numberSelect time of outbound/ inbound tripSpecify number of passengers
21About parking The parking lot with plenty of parking spaces Make the payment when you’re leaving the stationHourly fee is 30 dollars in most THSR stationsMaximal daily charge in Tainan is 180 dollars, in Taichung, and it comes to 240 in Zuoying.Taoyuan most expensive, the hour fee is 50, and max daily charge 500 dollars.
24Need help? Priority for pregnant, elderly, and disabled passengers Go to Passenger Service CounterIf you prefer using a machine, there’s a travel information inquiryTiny police station right beside the ticket counter.
25More…Toll phones available if you forget to bring your cell phone and need to make a callBaggage storage if you don’t want to carry too many things with youCounters of hotels, car rentals, travel agencies
26Boarding The platform on the second floor Walk up the stairs Take the escalatorUse the elevatorTake northbound trains on the second platform, southbound trains on the first platform
27Boarding 2 Tickets in different forms Find at the entrance Ticket sensorBarcode sensorTicket insert slot
28HSR English broadcasting Before departureLadies & gentlemen, welcome aboard Taiwan High Speed Rail. This train is bound for Taipei, stopping at Jia-Yi, Taichung, Xin-Zhu, Tao-Yuan, and Ban- Qiao stations. We wish you a pleasant journey(http://youtu.be/qIcfrMjwT_0)(0:55 ~ 1:15)
29HSR English broadcasting Before arrivalWe’ll soon make a brief stop at Taichung Station. Please make sure you have all your personal belongings with you, and mind platform gaps when alighting. Doors will open on the right hand side(http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature =player_detailpage&v=hrRd3rqHZkw )(1:12~ 1:27)