Airport MRT to open soon: mayorTAIPEI -- The long-delayed mass rapid transit (MRT) line between Taipei and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will begin trial runs after the Lunar New Year but before the Lantern Festival on Feb. 11, Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said Wednesday. Group passengers who apply in advance will be allowed to travel free between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the first two weeks of the one-month trial period, he said. In the last two weeks of the trial period, travel will be free for all individual passengers on the line, which will run between Taipei and the airport, Cheng said. The system will impose capacity controls during the period, with a maximum of 10,000 passengers allowed to travel each day, he said. Passengers are also reminded that there will be no early check-in services available during the trial runs at the MRT Taipei Main Station.