In this year’s Dragon Boat Festival Holidays, THSRC conducted traffic dispersing work for a period of six days starting from May 26 to May 31 to provide smooth traffic flow for HSR passengers. To cope with the passenger flow, 138 additional trains were dispatched including 5 non-reserved trains. During the six-day dispersing period, a total of 978 trains were dispatched which was a 16.4% increase comparing to usual train frequency.
During the holidays, total dispersed passenger count reached 1,221 thousand averaging 203 thousand passengers per day. Comparing to the average of 190 thousand passengers per day in 2016 Dragon Boat Festival Holidays, a 6.8% increase was made. May 30 was the peak of traffic for people to return back to work so as high as 188 HSR trains were dispatched on that day and passenger count reached 235 thousand passengers, marking the highest passenger count in this period.Through adjustment of train maintenance schedule, THSRC managed to improve transport capacity during peak hours and reached maximum of 7 one-way trains per hour.
During HSR traffic control in this year’s Dragon Boat Festival Holidays, there were sufficient operative trains, well-scheduled additional trains, well-mannered passengers, regular operation conditions, 100% train dispatch rate and 100% on-time rate. HSR functions were brought into full play, providing safe, fast and convenient services to all passengers, resulting in the great success of traffic handling throughout western Taiwan.