Presentation on theme: "High Speed Rail English. How many HSR stations in Taiwan? Eight stations now: Taipei, Banqiao, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, Zuoying In."— Presentation transcript:
High Speed Rail English
How many HSR stations in Taiwan? Eight stations now: Taipei, Banqiao, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, Zuoying In the future, 12 stations along the western corridor in Taiwan
How to get to the Tainan Station Drive a car Shuttle bus By TRA train
Driving to the Tainan Station Head south/north toward… Turn right at… Continue to follow Take the ramp onto Take exit … toward … Take exit … to merge into …
The Shuttle bus Two lines of shuttle bus for THSR in Tainan One goes to Tainan City Government The other goes to Chi Mei Medical Center…
You can take the shuttle bus at… Tainan Metropolitan Park Sugar Mall Tainan Airport Koxinga Shrine Jen-De Interchange State Temple Of The Martial God (Guangong) Bin-Zai Market Ambassador Theatres National Tainan Industrial High School Queena Plaza Hotel
The routes Downtown 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.
TRA train The platform of Shalun Station of TRA directly connected to the platform of THSR Tainan Station What you have to do is walk for only one minute
About the ticket Ordinary tickets Other tickets
Ordinary tickets Full Fare Tickets Tickets for Senior Persons: 65 or older Disabled Tickets: with disability manuals Children Tickets Reserved seat tickets / non-reserved seat tickets
THSR Pass Exchange Order
Foreigners only Exchange order for exchanging for a THSR PASS, not for boarding the trains Within the valid period to exchange for a PASS at station ticket windows THSR PASS- 3 Days or THSR PASS- 5 Days THSR PASS- Flexible 3 Days Refund is only available if the Exchange Order has not been used and is within the valid period Used by the individual owner and not transferable
Multiple Ride Ticket Contactless smart cards allow the cardholder to travel within the effective period and specific section of stations for certain number of rides on THSR The card is sold in either the registered (name-bearing) or non-registered form
Periodic ticket Contactless smart cards allow the cardholder to travel within the effective period and specific section of stations for unlimited rides on THSR Sold in the registered (name-bearing) form Not applicable for rides between Banqiao and Taipei
Early Bird Discount Tickets 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.
How to use a ticket vending machine Purchase ticket Make reservation Select payment means from touch screen Retrieve the ticket, change, receipt
Ways of payment Insert the coins Use an ATM card Use a credit card
Online booking Visit the THSR website Click on Ticketing Information -> Online Booking On the upper right corner, click English Select your itinerary Choose the class you want Search by departure/arrival time or train number Select time of outbound/ inbound trip Specify number of passengers
The Tainan Station Parking Shopping Facilities Platform
About parking The parking lot with plenty of parking spaces Make the payment when youre leaving the station Hourly fee is 30 dollars in most THSR stations Maximal daily charge in Tainan is 180 dollars, 210 in Taichung, and it comes to 240 in Zuoying. Taoyuan most expensive, the hour fee is 50, and max daily charge 500 dollars.
Need help? Priority for pregnant, elderly, and disabled passengers Go to Passenger Service Counter If you prefer using a machine, theres a travel information inquiry Tiny police station right beside the ticket counter.
More… Toll phones available if you forget to bring your cell phone and need to make a call Baggage storage if you dont want to carry too many things with you Counters of hotels, car rentals, travel agencies
Boarding The platform on the second floor Walk up the stairs Take the escalator Use the elevator Take northbound trains on the second platform, southbound trains on the first platform
Boarding 2 Tickets in different forms Find at the entrance Ticket sensor Barcode sensor Ticket insert slot
HSR English broadcasting Before departure Ladies & 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)http://youtu.be/qIcfrMjwT_0 (0:55 ~ 1:15)
HSR English broadcasting Before arrival Well 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 )http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature =player_detailpage&v=hrRd3rqHZkw (1:12~ 1:27)