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Old June 20th, 2011, 04:35 AM   #61
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Neihu Line ??






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Old June 20th, 2011, 05:40 AM   #62
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Old July 31st, 2011, 08:55 AM   #63
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Why Xinbeitou, C.K.S. Memorial Hall and Xiaobitan short lines don’t run directly to main lines, especially during peak hours? If yes, there should not need for interchange. I suggest through running.
Xinbeitou and Xiaobitan aren't really high-traffic stations. Xinbeitou was built to reach the hot springs; Xiaobitan was only built since the train depot is there anyways.

For CKS Memorial Hall, I assume you mean the short Xiaonanmen Line? Once the Green and Red Lines are completed, it will become part of a main line. For now, trains run through to the Danshui Line from the Zhonghe or Xindian Lines.


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I know that, but it's not the point.
The thing is they had nice trains and at some point (extension of the line) they decided to buy extra rolling stock which has less capacity. That's totally ridiculous and I cannot understand why didn't they buy trains with similar capacity?
And of course I think most people would agree that Wenhu line should have been built as a normal high-capacity line, but well not it's just water under the bridge...
At least all the Brown Line stations are long enough for longer train sets (up to 6-car), though only the newer stations have the platform doors installed. The question is why they haven't started to expand the old stations for that yet when the line is already at or over capacity. When the Xinyi/Songshan Lines open in the future, the traffic on that line won't even be funny anymore. :P


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Obviously, the ones that people should look out for are:


1) Xinyi Line
The importance of this area needs no explanation as it is the capital of Taipei city. It is essentially the core of Taipei city and the most important area in Taipei city itself. Also adding to its importance are structures and facilities like Taipei 101, W hotel/Uni-president complex, Hyatt Hotel, World Trade Center convention facilities, etc etc. This will be ready by this year or next year.

2) Airport rail line
The presence of an airport rail line is a characteristic of any place or territory that has strong and solid rail transportation network. Furthermore, this will appeal more to tourists because it is more friendly to tourists who do not speak Chinese (as more than 90% of bus drivers and conductors DO NOT speak English). This airport rail line might force these people to learn English

My thoughts on this
Definitely! The Xinyi Line has been under construction for far too long, and the fact that Taipei still doesn't have a rail link to its main airport is definitely annoying every time I visit.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 07:13 PM   #64
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Lol @ people complaining about Wenhu/Neihu Line (or the whole Brown Line) in general.

Remember, the number of people using those lines are low compared to Green, Blue and Red Lines (heck, one of the stations known as Nangang Software Park has only like less than 2,000 riders per day). Hence, it has lower patronage compared to other lines so for the Brown Line, medium capacity trains will suffice. If ever capacity grows, they can just add more cars to the existing trainset (which Taipei Metro has anticipated for).

@tchen

Yeah, the presence of the Xinyi Line will help.

In fact, some of your fellow countrymen will say that it will relieve pressure and congestion on the Blue Line (especially on all of the ZHONGXIAO stations).

I do hope they're right
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Old September 12th, 2011, 05:08 PM   #65
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Love the star wars figure! hahaha! Taipei Metro's ranking.. still no.1?
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Old January 6th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #66
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Xinzhuang Line began service on 1/5/2012

MRT Xinzhuang line begins commercial service
1/5/2012

The Xinzhuang line on the greater Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) system began commercial runs Thursday, offering service from downtown Taipei to Xinzhuang District in New Taipei City.

Travel on the line will be free of cost for the first month, Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin said on the first commercial ride.

However, the free fares apply only to passengers who use the MRT's EasyCard for travel to one of the eight stations on the line, Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. said. People who buy tokens for single rides will be charged the standard fare, it said.

The new line was inaugurated jointly by Hau and New Taipei Mayor Eric Liluan Chu, who both took the first service on the 8.2 kilometer-line between their two cities. The Xinzhuang line will become part of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport MRT line that is being built to link Taipei to the country's main gateway.

With the start of its operation, the Taipei MRT has now been expanded to a network of 114.6 km.

Last November, the Luzhou line was launched, providing service from the Zhongxiao-Xinsheng intersection in downtown Taipei to Luzhou District in New Taipei City.

The Xinzhuang line follows the same route for part of the way, from Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station to Daqiaotou Station, then branches off to the Xinzhuang area and ends at Fu Jen University Station in New Taipei.

The entire trip on the new line takes an estimated 24 minutes, cutting the travel time between the two points by at least half.

Some passengers on the inaugural ride said they were excited at the launch of the new line.

"We have been looking forward to this service for a long time," said Huang Hsi-yi, head of Jungho Borough in Xinzhuang. "It will provide a more comfortable transportation choice, especially in rainy weather."

Source: http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNe...D=201201050017
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Old January 6th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #67
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Xinzhuang Line Opening Day (1/5/2012) Photos:

Outside Xinzhuang Station prior to opening
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The first train service pulls into the station
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At Fu Jen University Station
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Touqianzhuang Station lobby
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Touqianzhuang Station platform
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Fu Jen University Station platform
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Sanchong Station public art display


Under construction connecting walkway to the Taoyuan Airport MRT station (at Sanchong Station)


Taipei Bridge station platform




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Old January 7th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #68
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That's great news for Taipei. They weren't expecting this one to open until March.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 03:13 PM   #69
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And when is due to open the remaining stretch in the centre?
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Old January 7th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #70
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Old January 11th, 2012, 03:08 AM   #71
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There is a really cool album of photos of the new Orange Line/Xinzhuang Line extension here:

http://clusade1024.pixnet.net/blog/p...80%9A%E8%BB%8A
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Old January 11th, 2012, 09:24 AM   #72
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In all the excitement, nobody posted about the Nangang Line eastern extension that opened in February 2011. Albeit it's just one station (Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station), it extended the Nangang Line east to connect with the elevated Neihu Line for transfer.







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Old January 20th, 2012, 12:26 AM   #73
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Old February 4th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #74
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Sun, Feb 05, 2012
More MRT stations are opened to carry-on bikes
Taipei Times

Taipei Rapid Transit Corp (TRTC) has more than doubled the number of MRT stations open to bicycle access in a bid to build a friendlier environment for cyclists.

Starting today, the number of MRT stations allowing people to carry their bikes on board will expand from 33 to 67, said Leo Ling (凌啟堯), director of the firm’s public relations division

Under the new policy, only stations with heavy passenger traffic on high-capacity lines will be closed to bicycles, including Tamsui Station, Shipai Station, Jiantan Station, Taipei Main Station, National Taiwan University Hospital Station, Guting Station, Zhongxiao-Fuxing Station, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station and Fu Jen University Station. All stations on the medium-capacity Wenshan-Neihu Line will also be closed to bicycles.

About 90 percent of MRT stations — or 67 out of the total of 77 stations on the high-capacity lines — are now open to bicycles on weekends, Ling said, adding that the company would continue to open more stations to encourage the use of public transportation.

As a reminder, the company said only one bicycle per individual is allowed. The fare is NT$80 per person for a single trip to any destination. Tickets can be purchased at the MRT stations’ information booths. The bicycle’s dimensions should not exceed 180x120x70cm.

Bicycles can only be brought aboard either the first or the last train compartments. No more than two bikes can be placed next to a given entry point on these train compartments, and bicycles cannot be parked on the space designated for disabled passengers.

Ling said folding bikes that can be stashed away are treated as carry-on luggage, meaning there is no access restriction for folding bikes and passengers can carry them on board any MRT train.

Information on the latest bicycle carry-on policies is available at the 24-hour customer service hotline at (02) 218-12345 or the 1999 Citizen Hotline.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #75
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Taipei’s subway system is growing continually year by year form their first run. The progress is very satisfactory.

Recently I watched some changes:-
a) The name changed from Mass Rapid Transit to Metro, thank you for updating idea.
b) Former Muzha part of brown line has now changed to Wenshan.
c) Former Danshui (red) line has now changed to Tamsui.

Now we are expecting for red, green & orange lines extensions & the missed part of orange line. Except the western extension of orange line, all other extensions will be very important lines, as it crosses busy parts of the capital city and can alleviate traffic problems. There are some questions relating this –

1) Will there be through metro running from Huilong to Nanshijiao?
2) Will there be through metro running from Danshui to Elephant Mountain?
3) Why Xinbeitou, C.K.S. Memorial Hall and Xiaobitan short lines don’t run directly to main lines, especially during peak hours? If yes, there should not need for interchange.

Note: The questions I wrote here was never asked me before. If an urban-rail fan will do it, I’ll not repeat.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 02:06 AM   #76
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Check this map for future Taipei Metro map by date.

http://data.but.tw/trtc/

If you click future date (較後期) (second icon (top right) at the far right bottom) you will see the date will change and expect conpletion date for all the lines and how the transfers station will change from current ones. Muzha has changed to Wenhu, not Wenshan.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #77
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Taipei’s subway system is growing continually year by year form their first run. The progress is very satisfactory.

Recently I watched some changes:-
a) The name changed from Mass Rapid Transit to Metro, thank you for updating idea.
b) Former Muzha part of brown line has now changed to Wenshan.
c) Former Danshui (red) line has now changed to Tamsui.

Now we are expecting for red, green & orange lines extensions & the missed part of orange line. Except the western extension of orange line, all other extensions will be very important lines, as it crosses busy parts of the capital city and can alleviate traffic problems. There are some questions relating this –

1) Will there be through metro running from Huilong to Nanshijiao?
2) Will there be through metro running from Danshui to Elephant Mountain?
3) Why Xinbeitou, C.K.S. Memorial Hall and Xiaobitan short lines don’t run directly to main lines, especially during peak hours? If yes, there should not need for interchange.

Note: The questions I wrote here was never asked me before. If an urban-rail fan will do it, I’ll not repeat.
1) Yes, there will be two routes: Nanshijiao <--> Luzhou, and Nanshijiao <--> Huilong.
2) That's the plan! Though I think that they would also keep a Beitou <--> Elephant Mountain route as well, similar to what they have now.
3) The Xinbeitou and Xiaobitan Branch Lines don't get enough traffic to warrant through services. They were built for specific purposes (e.g. depot access, hot springs area). They each run with 3-car trainsets instead of 6-car ones because of the lower traffic. The Xiaonanmen Line (from CKS Memorial Hall) is planned to become part of the Green Line once the Songshan Line opens for service, so in the future there won't be any need to change trains. As of now, it only serves as a small shuttle line.

Hope that helped answer some of your questions!
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Yes, I'm cleared. Thanks to both of you.

I'm not in favor of rubber tired metro, so future lines I suggest will be best for steel wheeled lines/
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Yes, I'm cleared. Thanks to both of you.

I'm not in favor of rubber tired metro, so future lines I suggest will be best for steel wheeled lines/
I'm pretty sure the Brown Line is the only planned rubber-tired line on the system. They went with a rubber-tired line most likely due to all the twists and turns of the line route. All the lines currently under construction are steel wheel on steel rail.
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Updated Thursday, February 16, 2012 0:00 am TWN
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Taipei metro ridership poised to hit five billion

TAIPEI--Ridership on the Taipei mass rapid transit (MRT) system is expected to reach 5 billion passengers soon, creating a new milestone in Taiwan's MRT services since the system's inception in 1996, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) said yesterday.

As of Feb. 13, ridership on the Taipei MRT system was 4.99 billion and is estimated to reach the 5 billion mark on Feb. 17, TRTC said.

A “thank you” concert will be held Feb. 26 at Tamsui Station, while a limited edition mug will be also launched the same day as part of the celebrations to mark the milestone, TRTC said.

Expanding from one line in its inaugural year 1996, the Taipei MRT system now comprises 10 lines stretching 110 km. They connect most of the districts and townships in the greater Taipei area through 101 stations.

With the expansion of the routes, the system's daily ridership has continued to hit new highs, according to TRTC.

The average daily ridership is about 1.66 million, but it hit a record high of 2.06 million on Feb. 4, the company said.
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