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Taipei

Taiwan (Asia)


Date of opening28 Mar 1996
Network length121.3 km (75.39 mi)
Stations109 (103*)
Lines11
Stations per line9.91
Avg. station distance1,238 m (0.77 mi)
Avg. line length11.03 km (6.85 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 15 Jan 2014
121,3 km (Wikipedia and official website)
System typemetro (known as MRT)
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)1.79 million (2012)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)14,700 (9,150)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)0.60 EUR (2009); gates, RFID token, smartcard ('EasyCard')
24-hour operationNo
TrackRight, gauge: 2060 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 750 V
Air-conditioned trainsYes
Walk-through trainsYes
Rubber-tyred trainsYes
Driverless linesWenshan (Muzha) VAL line (since 1996)
Platform screen doorsPGDs in the busier MRT stations, PSDs in all VAL stations
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: jpg, © 2010 english.trtc.com.tw


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

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Latest Openings

24 Nov 2013 – Xinyi Line New line, 6.5 km, 7 stations.




Upcoming Openings

2015 – Taoyuan Airport MRT line. New line, 4 km, 2 stations.




Relationships with Other Metros

VAL family
Members: Chicago (O'Hare Airport people mover), Lille, Paris (Orlyval, CDGVal airport trains), Rennes, Taipei, Toulouse, Turin, Uijeongbu,
Characteristics: Sleek, small, automated, rubber-tyred metros. Platforms are usually short and have platform screen doors.





Reaching the Beaches

Danshui River, Taiwan Strait: The Taipei Metro goes to Damshui/Tamsui, which is a resort on the Danshui River at the point where it enters the Taiwan Strait. It's a popular resort with the people of Taipei.




Departure Procedure and Sounds

First a departure signal that is a "chattering" siren sound, then a door signal that is a "hi-lo" siren sound.






Handpicked Resources

trtc.com.tw Official website



Generated Links for Taipei MRT

Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Photos (images.google.com)
Maps (images.google.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
Skyscrapercity discussion (skyscrapercity.com)
City information about Taipei (wikipedia.org)






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