Chinese New Year holidays in 2014 were scheduled from January 30th to February 4th, forming a 6-day vacation. To cope with heavy traffic during this period, THSRC planned to increase 253 additional trains from January 29th to February 4th, and the actual count of additional trains were 255, reaching a total of 1211 trains and 26.7% increase comparing to usual train frequency.
February 2nd to 4th was the peak of domestic travel and with operations of the 2 new trainsets during the holidays, number of trains reached 192 per day and 105 per direction; during 8：00~21：59, numbers of trains reached an average of 6~7 trains per hour. The number of trains in these three days set record for both “numbers of trains per day” and “operation frequency per hour”.
From January 29th to February 4th, total passenger count reached 1,257,160, and averaging 179 hundred people per day. Comparing to the average of 167 hundred passenger/ day in 2013 Chinese New Year vacation, there was a 7.2% raise in passenger amount. The peak of passenger amount happened at February 3rd which reached 211 hundred passengers. During Chinese New Year vacation, there were sufficient operative trains, well-mannered passengers, regular operation conditions, 100% train dispatch rate and 99.8% schedule accuracy. All of the above reasons brought the HSR functions into full play, which resulted in the great success of handling Chinese New Year traffic of western Taiwan.