Nangang Line (Taipei Metro)

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Nangang Line
南港線
Taipei Metro Logo(Logo Only).svg
Platform of Blue Line in Zhongxiao Fuxing Station 2011.JPG
Overview
Type Rapid transit
Locale Taipei, Republic of China
Termini Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
Ximen
Stations 12
Operation
Opening December 24, 1999
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Character Underground
Depot(s) Nangang Depot
Technical
Line length 12.5 km (7.8 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Third rail (750 volts DC)
Operating speed 80 km/h
Route map
Nangang Line (Taipei Metro)
Simplified Chinese 南港线
Traditional Chinese 南港線

The Taipei Metro Nangang Line (Chinese: 南港線) is a high-capacity, underground rapid transit line on the Taipei Metro in Taipei, Taiwan. It has 12 stations, is 12.5 km (7.8 mi)-long and runs east-west through downtown starting in Zhongzheng and ending in Nangang, Taipei. It is part of the Blue Line and connects to the Banqiao Line and onwards to the Tucheng Line.

Overview[edit]

The 1.5 km (0.93 mi) Nangang Eastern Extension to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center is currently under construction, with the segment to Nangang already complete. When the Eastern Extension is completed, traveling time from Nangang Software Park to Taipei Main Station will be reduced from 34 minutes to 18 minutes.[1]

Due to Taipei City Hall Station being at the center of the Taipei 101 New Year's festivities, intervals between trains can be reduced to a minimum of 135 seconds, transporting up to 39,000 passengers per hour.[2] This results in an average of about 27 trains per hour on the Nangang Line during peak hours

History[edit]

The Nangang Line Eastern Extension, which connects the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station to the Neihu Line, was opened for service on February 27, 2010.

Stations[edit]

Code Station Name Transfer Location
English Chinese
BL18 Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center 南港展覽館 Wenhu Line Nangang Taipei
BL17 Nangang 南港 TRA Western Line
Taiwan High Speed Rail (TBD)
BL16 Kunyang 昆陽
BL15 Houshanpi
(Wufenpu Commercial Zone)
後山埤
(五分埔商圈)
Nangang
Xinyi
BL14 Yongchun 永春 Xinyi
BL13 Taipei City Hall 市政府
BL12 Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall 國父紀念館 North-South Line (TBD) Da'an
BL11 Zhongxiao Dunhua 忠孝敦化
BL10 Zhongxiao Fuxing 忠孝復興 Wenhu Line
BL9 Zhongxiao Xinsheng
(Natl. Taipei Univ. of Tech.)
忠孝新生
(台北科大)
Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Da'an
Zhongzheng
BL8 Shandao Temple 善導寺 Zhongzheng
BL7 Taipei Main Station 台北車站 Tamsui-XInyi Line
TRA Western Line
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Taoyuan Airport MRT (2015)
BL6 Ximen 西門 Xiaonanmen Line
Songshan Line (2014)
Zhongzheng
Wanhua
→ Continues through Banqiao Line then Tucheng Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ "捷運系統南港東延段簡介". Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. 2009-07-04. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  2. ^ "Taipei City promises faster New Year MRT". The China Post. 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "Network: First Stage". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  4. ^ "MRT Nangang extension to start operations". Focus Taiwan News Channel. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-24.