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Network and Systems

  • Source:Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation
  • Date:2014/11/14

Metro NetworkNetwork ExpansionSystems

Metro Network

Size of Taipei Metro

Number of lines:5 (including Wenhu Line, Tamsui-Xinyi Line, Songshan-Xindian Line, Zhonghe-Xinlu Line and Bannan Line)
Number of stations:117. Transfer stations (Ximen, CKS Memorial Hall, Guting and Dongmen Stations) that connect two lines yet share only one physical station, are calculated as one station each. Other stations connecting two lines are calculated as two stations.
Network length:131.1km (operating), 136.6km (constructed)
1 Wenhu LineTaipei Zoo Station - Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station, 25.2km, 24 stations.
2 Tamsui-Xinyi LineTamsui Station - Xiangshan Station (including Xinbeitou Station), 29.3km, 28 stations.
3 Songshan-XindianSongshan Station - Xindian Station (including Xiaobitan Station), 20.7km, 20 stations.
4 Zhonghe-Xinlu LineNanshijiao Station - Huilong Station , Nanshijiao Station - Luzhou Station, 29.3km, 26 stations.
5 Bannan LineDingpu Station - Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station, 26.6km, 23 stations.

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Systems

Wenhu Line

• Rolling StockMuzha Line

  • Each train consists of two married pairs of 2 cars each, totaling 4 cars.
  • Maximum Speed: 80 km per hour.
  • Each train can accommodate about 424 passengers for BOMBARDIER trains. Each train can accommodate about 464 passengers for MATRA trains. (Based on 6 standing persons per square meter)
  • Car floor and platform are at the same elevation, making it easy for passengers, particularly the disabled, to get in and out.

• Control Mode

  • Operation Control Center controls the entire operation of the line, which is computerized, fully automated, and driverless. A built-in safety-orientation mechanism ensures passenger safety.
  • Manual operation is possible when necessary.

• Platform

  • Platforms are of the side type and island type.
  • There are screen doors on the platform and a 3 cm gap between the platform edge and the train. Passengers in wheelchairs should move backward when entering or departing a train.
  • Dwell time of a train at the station: 20~30 seconds, 40~50 seconds at Zhongxiao Fuxing Station.

• Track

  • The entire system comprises underground and elevated sections structure with reinforced concrete and steeliness.
  • Wheels: Rubber tires.

• Attributes

  • Low pollution, high convenience, reliability, and safety.

Tamsui-Xinyi Line, the Songshan-Xindian Line, the Zhonghe-Xinlu Line and the Bannan Line.

• Rolling Stock

  • Each train consists of two 3-car EMUs, totaling 6 cars.
  • Maximum Speed: 80km per hour.
  • Each train can accommodate 1,936 passengers (352 seats plus standing room for 1,584 persons, based on 6 standing persons per square meter).
  • Car floor and platform are on the same elevation, making it easy for passengers, particularly the disabled, to get in and out.

• Operation Control Mode

  • The train is operated by a train driver with the guidance of the signal system.
  • Train operation is also under the Operation Control Center’s supervision. A built-in safety-orientation mechanism ensures passenger safety.

• Platform

  • Platforms may be of the single side type, the island type, double level single side type, double level island type, or composite type.
  • At some stations, platform screen doors (PSD) were installed at the construction stage, such as the Dongmen-Luzhou/Huilong section of the Zhonghe-Xinlu Line; the Dongmen-Xiangshan section of the Tamsui-Xinyi Line; the Beimen-Songshan section of the Songshan-Xindian Line; as well as Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center and Dingpu stations on the Bannan Line.
    Stations without PSDs will be fitted in stages, works are planned for completion in 2018.
  • The gap between platform edge and train is about 10cm. Passengers in wheelchairs should reverse when entering or leaving a train.
  • Dwell time of a train at the station: 20~35 seconds; 40~50 seconds at Taipei Main Station and Zhongxiao Fuxing Station.

• Track Danshui Line

  • The entire system comprises underground, elevated, and ground sections as required by respective situations.
  • Wheels: made of steel to run on steel rails.

• Attributes

  • Low pollution, high convenience, reliability, and safety.

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  • Updated: 2017/5/4 14:34
  • Reviewed: 2017/5/4 14:34

  • Source: Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation