Taipei Metro releases special tokens to greet Year of Rat

Photo courtesy of TRTC
Photo courtesy of TRTC

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) released three special ticket tokens Tuesday under a cooperation program with Guandu Temple to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rat on the lunar calendar.

The tokens, in three colors and dubbed “money to become rich,” are designed around the theme of “Arrival of the God of Wealth.”

They will be sold in a limited edition of 30,000 units of each color for NT$100 per token, with sales to began Jan. 16 at three custom-made automatic vending machines installed at the Guandu MRT station in northern Taipei, according to the TRTC.

Each token will be good for two trips on the Taipei metro system without distance limitation, the company said.

The tokens were released in colors of red, orange and yellow, with the red one bearing the Chinese character 發 (Fa, meaning prosperity), while the orange one has the word 財 (Cai, meaning wealth), and the yellow one is 金 (Jin, meaning gold).

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