headhonchoII wrote: Toe Save wrote:
beppi wrote:There is no work on (and as far as I know also no plans for) an MRT connection to the science park.
Why not for pete's sake? That's just inane. Guang Fu E Road is the busiest road in Taiwan.There has to be a stop by SP, or why bother?
Accchhhh!!!! I'll never understand this culture.
Yep, it's crazy. That road is one of the worst roads in any city in Taiwan. The science park really needs a public transport option.
I never understood why it couldn't run to the science park; it would certainly boost usage and make a profit, and probably wouldn't cost a fortune to build one or two extra stops a bit further south. Add park and pay areas at a few of the stations and you've got a winner for sure.
The Liujia Line is not fast, but on weekdays, if you have time, it's a nice little ride. I once took it in lieu of a taxi and saved a bundle of cash. I understand why it's not called an MRT, but don't entirely understand why; surely it's cheaper to build an MRT-style system than to use standard trains on standard rails. Oh well. It's transport from one station to the other, and it's dirt cheap. Surely that's worth something.