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Taipei Metro

rapid transit system in Taiwan

Taipei Metro is a metro system in Taipei, Taiwan. It consists of 108 stations (117 stations if transfer stations are double-counted) and 5 main routes and 2 branch lines, operating on 131.1 kilometres (81.5 mi) of revenue track. The Taipei Metro is a first metro system in Taiwan before the Taoyuan Metro's Airport Express link opened in March 2017 to connect the Taipei Taoyuan Airport and the main station.[1]

The system operates according to a spoke-hub distribution paradigm, with most rail lines running radially outward from central Taipei. The MRT system operates from 6 am to midnight daily[2] (the last trains finish their runs by 1 am), with extended services during special events (such as New Year festivities).[3] Trains operate at intervals of 1.5 to 15 minutes depending on the line and time of day.[2][4] Smoking is forbidden in the entire metro system, while eating or drinking is prohibited in the area.[5]

Stations become extremely crowded during rush hours, especially at transfer stations such as Taipei Main Station, Zhongxiao Fuxing, and Minquan West Road. Automated station announcements are recorded in Mandarin, English, Taiwanese, and Hakka.[6]

LinesEdit

  • Red Line connects Tamsui and Taipei 101. It travels to Beitou, Xinbeitou, Shilin, Zhongshan, Taipei Main Station, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Daan Park and Xinyi Anhe.
  • Green Line connects Songshan and Xindian. It travels to Nanjing Sanmin, Nanjing Fuxing, Songjiang Nanjing, Zhongshan, Beimen, Ximen and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
  • Blue Line connects Zhongxiao Fuxing and Longshan Temple. It travels to Ximen and Taipei Main Station.
  • Orange Line connects Xingtian Temple and Dingpu. It travels to Songjiang Nanjing, Dongmen and Guting
  • Brown Line connects Songshan Airport and Taipei Zoo. It travels to Technology Building, Zhongxiao Fuxing and Nanjing Fuxing.

HistoryEdit

On the November 24, 2013, the section from Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station to Xiangshan Station opened and began revenue service.[7]

On the November 15, 2014, with the opening of Songshan Line, trains run between Songshan and Xindian Stations, forming Green Line. Tamsui-Xindian services ended.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Taipei Subway Ranks as one of the Best". Wired. October 15, 2007. https://www.wired.com/autopia/2007/10/taipei-subway-r/. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Metro Service: Danshui-Xindian Line". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. October 16, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  3. Mo Yan-chih (December 29, 2010). "New Year's Eve revelers urged to use mass transit". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  4. "One train per 90 seconds on Neihu Line during peak hour: mayor". Taiwan News Online. July 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
  5. "Regulations for Use of the Taipei Metro System". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. October 14, 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  6. "Taipei MRT moves English announcements to 2nd place". The China Post. 2015-12-06. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  7. "Mayor: Xinyi Line to Provide Services November 24". Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-11-24.