Circular Line (Taipei Metro)

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Circular Line
環狀線
Taipei Metro Logo(Logo Only).svg
Overview
Type Rapid transit
Locale Taipei and New Taipei,
Republic of China (Taiwan)
Stations 32
Operation
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Character Elevated and underground
Depot(s) North Depot, South Depot
Rolling stock Ansaldo STS
Technical
Line length 35.2 km (21.9 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 6 ft 2 in (1,880 mm)
Circular Line (Taipei Metro)
Traditional Chinese 環狀線
Simplified Chinese 环状线

The Taipei Metro Circular Line (Chinese: 環狀線) is an elevated, medium-capacity rapid transit in Taipei and New Taipei City, Taiwan. It is currently under construction with the first section scheduled to open in 2015. Stage I construction consists of the section from Wugu Industrial District to Dapinglin on the Xindian Line and will be about 15.4 km (9.6 mi) long with 14 stations.[1]

The north and south sections of the Circle Line are considered separate projects and will be proposed to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.[1]

Construction[edit]

Ansaldo STS will supply electromechanical equipment for the line, including driverless technology and CBTC Radio signalling.[2] Dapinglin Station, the only underground station on the line, is being constructed by RSEA Engineering Corporation and will employ the cut-and-cover method.[3]

Construction officially broke ground on July 11, 2011 on a 6.3 km (3.9 mi) elevated section between Zhonghe and Banqiao.[4] The section is estimated to cost NT$13.7 billion, with the entire first-stage 15.4 km (9.6 mi) route estimated to cost NT$54.7 billion to construct.

The line will include the first elevated split platform in the system at Huazhong Bridge, Qiaohe, and Zhongyuan Stations due to narrowness of the available station area.[5][6]

Stations[edit]

Section
Name
Code Station Name Transfer Location
English Chinese
Circular Line
Northern
Section
Y29 Jiannan Road
(Miramar)
劍南路
(美麗華)
Wenhu Line
North-South Line
Zhongshan Taipei
Y28 National Palace Museum 故宮博物院 Shilin
Y27 Shuangxi Park 雙溪公園
Y26 Shilin 士林 Tamsui-XInyi Line
Y25 Shilin District Office 士林區公所
Y24 Shezheng Park 社正公園
Y23 Wuhua Elementary School 五華國小 Sanchong New Taipei
Y22 Wuhua Street 五華路
Y21 St. Ignatius High School 徐匯中學 Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Luzhou
Y20 Deren Village 得仁里
Y19B Xingzhen Village 興珍村 Wugu
Y19A Taipei County Exhibition Hall 工商展覽中心
Y19 New Taipei Industrial Park 新北產業園區 Airport MRT Xinzhuang
Western
Section
Y18 Xingfu 幸福
Y17 Touqianzhuang 頭前庄 Zhonghe-Xinlu Line
Y16 Xinpu Minsheng 新埔民生 Banqiao
Y15 Banqiao 板橋 Bannan-Tucheng Line
TRA Western Line
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Y14 Banxin 板新
Y13 Zhongyuan 中原 Zhonghe
Y12 Qiaohe 橋和
Y11 Zhonghe 中和
Y10 Jing'an 景安 Zhonghe-Xinlu Line
Y9 Jingping 景平
Y8 Xiulang Bridge 秀朗橋 North-South Line
Y7 Shisizhang 十四張 Xindian
Y6 Dapinglin 大坪林 Xindian Line
Southern
Section
Y5 Far East Industrial Park 遠東工業區
Y4 Examination Yuan 考試院 Wenshan Taipei
Y3 Xinglong Rd. 興隆路
Y2 Muzha Elementary School 木柵國小
Y2A National Chengchi University 政大
Y1 Taipei Zoo 動物園 Wenhu Line
Maokong Gondola

Pre-metro bus[edit]

MTC Bus (大都會客運) Route map

Rolling stock[edit]

AnsaldoBreda will supply 17 four-car trains for the line.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Second Stage of Taipei MRT (Approved MRT Line)". Comprehensive Planning Division. 2009-07-04. Retrieved 2009-08-14. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Taipei Circular Line kicks off". Railway Gazette. 2009-03-17. Retrieved 2010-02-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Part of Circular Line Phase I Construction Successfully Awarded and Main Construction to be Launched". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  4. ^ "Construction on 1st-Stage Ring Section of Taipei MRT Breaks Ground". China Economic News Service. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Construction of the Circular Line Launched". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2011-06-01. Retrieved 2011-07-22. 
  6. ^ "環狀線CF650標高架段開工了". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2011-07-25.