is a high-capacity Taipei Metro Blue Line rapid transit line comprises three sections: , Nangang Line , and Banqiao Line . The lines are divided at Tucheng Line Ximen Station and Fuzhong Station, and offer through traffic to one another. When fully completed, it will have a total of 23 stations serving the Nangang, Xinyi, Daan, Zhonghsan, and Wanhua districts, as well as into the New Taipei districts of Banqiao and Tucheng.
Banqiao and Nangang Lines are collectively called the Bannan Line. The entire line runs underground. The excavation of tunnels using the cut-and-cover method resulted in large scale detouring of road traffic. Because of that, the line runs beneath existing roads and totals 28.3 km (17.6 mi).
Overview [ edit ]
Current services terminate at
Yongning and Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. Dingpu is currently under construction and will become the other terminus of the line (replacing Yongning) when it is completed. It is expected to be operational in 2014.
While current services run the full-length line from Yongning to Nangang, a shorter route from
Far Eastern Hospital to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center is being run during rush hour traffic.
History [ edit ]
November 8, 1990: The Nangang Line begins construction.
December 30, 1991: The
Taipei Main Station western underground passageway opens. December 24, 1993: Nangang Line construction at the intersection of
Zhongxiao East Rd. and Shaoxing Rd. caves in, causes traffic jams. October 30, 1998: Construction is completed on the tunnel between Kunyang and Houshanpi.
December 24, 1999: The segment from
Taipei City Hall to Longshan Temple begins revenue service. August 31, 2000: The segment from Longshan Temple to
Xinpu begins revenue service. December 30, 2000: The segment from
Kunyang to Taipei City Hall begins revenue service. September 17, 2001:
Typhoon Nari floods many Nangang Line stations, rendering them nonoperational. November 29, 2001: Typhoon-damaged Taipei Main Station re-opens for service.
December 30, 2003: The Nangang Line eastern extension to
Nangang begins construction. November 17, 2004: The Nangang Line eastern extension to
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center begins construction. May 27, 2006: The segment from
Banqiao to Tucheng opens for trial operations. May 31, 2006: The segment from Xinpu to
Yongning begins revenue service. May 16, 2008: The Nangang Line eastern extension to
Nangang begins trial service. December 25, 2008: The Nangang Line eastern extension to Nangang begins revenue service.
February 27, 2011: The rest of the Nangang Line eastern extension to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center opened for service.
Planned dates [ edit ]
July 2014: The Tucheng Line extension to
Dingpu Station will begin revenue service.
Stations [ edit ]
Nangang, Banqiao, and Tucheng Lines connect through to each other. Service routes are divided into:
- Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Yongning
. - Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Far Eastern Hospital
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]