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Int'l airport MRT station to offer direct luggage checking

The China Post news staff--The new Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport MRT will offer baggage checking for flight passengers right at the Taipei Railway Station (臺北火車站), a government bureau announced yesterday.

The Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport MRT is scheduled to begin service in October 2014, according to the United Evening News. The line will connect Taipei's main transit station and the Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (桃園國際機場).

One amenity of the MRT line is direct luggage checking, according to the Bureau of High Speed Rail (BOHSR, 高速鐵路工程局) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC, 交通部).

Flight passengers who purchase an MRT trip to the airport can check their bags at one of 14 service counters at the train station.

Bags are delivered to airport Terminal Two for x-ray scanning, after which they are directed to the appropriate airline.

Twenty self-service kiosks located between terminals one and two will allow flight passengers to check the status of their luggage, said BOHSR spokesperson Ho Shun-chang (何舜昌).

With a quick barcode scan, passengers can check if luggage has arrived at the airport and if it has passed security.

Passengers can follow up on rejected luggage at their airline service counters, said Ho.

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