Taipei Metro launches Facebook pages to celebrate 10 billion travelers milestone

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TAIPEI (The China Post) – In prevision of its 10 billionth traveler milestone, Taipei Metro recently announced a series of activities, including the launch of Facebook fan pages for its five major lines through which the public will be able to share stories on their favorite lines.

The five routes each have a different character: the Bannan Line is nicknamed “your underground lover;” the Tamsui-Xinyi Line is “the officially certified line of the Taipei City Government;” the Wenhu line is called “for the noble and esteemed” one, and the Zhonghe Xinlu line is dubbed “a furious guy” for its frequent occurrence of criminal cases.

The activities are planned and carried out by “SimpleinfoDesign,” whose co-founder, Chang Chih-chi shared his thoughts on a Facebook post.

Chang said that the idea of transforming the metro lines into Facebook virtual friends would encourage the public to better know the stories behind each metro lines while increasing interest in their daily commute.

He also said that the new project would further create momentum ahead of its 10 billionth traveler milestone.