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Question on using the system?[edit]

Are there single-use tickets, or is only the EasyCard supported? Where can one purchase such a card? Can value be added to them, and if so how? Are there cards valid for unlimited travel for a certain time period? I assume to use the system, one inserts the card when entering the system, enters the same card upon exit, and the amount is automatically deducted? How can one tell how much is left on the card? Any other hints from locals on using the system? Thanks!

There are indeed single-use tickets for sale, and they can be purchased at any station on the TRTS. Upon exit, the ticket you have purchased is collected back for re-use. Value cannot be added or deducted onto a single-use ticket once it has been purchased. However, on an EasyCard, the card is swiped everytime you enter or exit a station, then the price is deducted from the pre-loaded credit. Each single-use card doesn't have an expiration date, but must be used from the station which you have purchased it, and must be returned to the designated station. The TRTS does sell passes for students, in which do have an expiration date, yet have unlimited amount of use. Iluvmesodou 08:41, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
TRTS does not send a bill for an easycard. you purchase it from any station/some other stores, with pre-loaded credit (like pre-paid). Jasewase 12:13, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Why are the station names etc. in pinyin?[edit]

I can understand pinyin as a pronunciation key, but these stations have official names that are not in pinyin. Even a casual reader will notice that if they click the image on the page. What is the use of providing English names of the stations, lines etc. that are not real?—Wing 12:50, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

As a matter of fact, the station and line names are now officially in Pinyin. The pictures shown predate the name changes.--Huaiwei 14:41, 24 October 2005 (UTC)
Under the mayorship of Ma Ying-jeou all place names in the Taipei City, as well as the TRTS, have been changed to Pinyin. This has led to a pretty interesting situation in places outside the Taipei City that are served by the TRTS (e.g. Tamsui/Danshui), that the stations are named in Pinyin, and the names of the places remain the old style or are in Tongyong. — Instantnood 15:03, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

Chinese Wikipedia's MRT table[edit]

On the Chinese version of this article, they use a table to represent all the routes on the Taipei MRT. I think it'd be nice to incorporate that table in this article. But some changes need to be made. Should there be more information such as number of stations? The fare of each route? Should Chinese characters be included or excluded? etc. I find the colors very nice as a visual guide for all the routes on the Taipei MRT. Feel free to edit the table below so that it's more complete or make changes. — Nrtm81 16:57, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Line Route Track
Brown Line Neihu Line
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center-
Zhongshan Junior High School
14.8 Completed
(December 2008-
March 2009)
Muzha Line
Zhongshan Junior High School -
Taipei Zoo
10.9 Completed
(March 28, 1996)
Red Line Danshui Line
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Danshui (Danshuei)
23.2 Completed
(December 24, 1998)
Xinbeitou Branch Line
Xinbeitou Station - Beitou 1.2 Completed
(March 28, 1997)
Xinyi Line
中正紀念堂─象山 6.4 Under Construction
(December 2012)
象山─廣慈博愛院 1.5 Planning
Orange Line Xinzhuang Line
迴龍─古亭 19.7 Under Construction
Luzhou Branch Line
蘆洲─大橋國小 6.4 Under Construction
(December 2009)
Zhonghe Line
古亭─南勢角 5.4 Completed
(December 24, 1998)
Green Line Songshan Line
松山─西門 8.5 Under Construction
(December 2013)
Xiaonanmen Line
西門─中正紀念堂 1.6 Completed
(August 31, 2000)
Xindian Line
中正紀念堂─新店 9.3 Completed
(November 11, 1999)
Xiaobitan Branch Line
七張─小碧潭 1.9 Completed
(September 29, 2004)
Blue Line Nangang Line
南港展覽館─昆陽 20.6 Under Construction
(December 2008)
昆陽─西門 Completed
(December 30, 2000)
Banqiao Line
西門─府中 Completed
(May 31, 2006)
Tucheng Line
Fuzhong (Fujhong) - Yongning
7.5 Completed
(May 31, 2006)
Yongning - Dingpu
Yellow Line Circular Line
Jiannan Road - Taipei Zoo
34.5 Planning
Airport Express (Purple Line) CKS Airport MRT
Taipei Main Station -
Chiang Kai-shek International Airport
35.7 Under Construction
Actually, we should follow international standard (and the current TRTS practice) of combining all the separate segments into one article for each color (with the north/south line split at Guting as currently done on TRTS maps). Otherwise it is too confusing. We can place information on when each station/segment opened in the article on the line. So, for instance, we would have articles called Bannan Line, Danshuei Line, Nanshihjao Line, Muzha Line, and Xindian Line. All of the segments of Bannan (Nangang, Banqiao, Tucheng, etc.) would then be merged into a Bannan Line article, since that is what TRTS calls it as stations and colors it in its maps as Blue. Calwatch 08:39, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Platforms / Serviced lines[edit]

The current version of the article states: "When final construction is complete, each platform will serve only one line. However, in the meantime, some stations serve trains on 2 or more lines." I think this is misleading or only works if "platform" refers to only one side of the actual - well - platform. If "platform" refers to both sides, it would be wrong because a) the color bands above not-yet-in-service platforms in Guting and Ximen stations suggest different and b) it makes much more sense to have trains of different lines instead of opposite directions of the same line on the same platform at line crossings (same as in Hong Kong MTR). While underground construction is much more difficult for this design, it comes in handy once it's done. I think the sophisticated tunnel system under construction near CKS memorial hall serves this purpose for the future red Xinyi and orange Xinzhuang lines at Dongmen MRT station. (talk) 10:10, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Station Infobox Redesign[edit]

I feel like the current station Infobox doesn't quite do as good of a job as if one were tailor-made for the TRTS system (and the Taiwan rail system). I've been working on a separate one that would give a feel more similar to Japan or South Korea's rail infoboxes. Below are the link to the template and an example using the template. Any comments or feedback are greatly appreciated.

Template: Click here
Example: Click here

Compare that to the one that is currently in use: Click here

-Multivariable (talk) 21:45, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: moved Dpmuk (talk) 13:18, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Taipei Rapid Transit SystemTaipei Metro — or Taipei MRT. The article actually at some points refer to it as Taipei MRT in the beginning, then mostly Taipei Metro afterwards. At the TRTC website it is referred as Taipei Metro and the MRT. I don't see any sources using the name TRTS. I am fine with moving to either Taipei Metro or Taipei MRT, just not TRTS anymore (WP:UCN) --iForce= 18:49, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Support: A search of the official web site ([1]) shows 6 results for "Taipei Rapid Transit System", 13 for "Taipei MRT", and 162 for "Taipei Metro", indicating "Taipei Metro" is the most common (official) English name for the system. A Google search shows the opposite, though, with "Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation" being by far the most popular English name. I agree, though, usage within the article should be standardized. -Multivariable (talk) 23:21, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Support: per Multivariable's suggestions. Perseus, Son of Zeus 16:05, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Nangang Eastern Extention[edit]

Is the Nangang Eastern Extention to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station complete yet? --Highspeedrailguy (talk) 16:28, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

It's complete and will be opening on Sunday, February 27th at 2 PM (Taiwan time).[2] -Multivariable (talk) 22:16, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Taipei Metro[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Taipei Metro's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "overview":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 13:16, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

This is fixed. Text was from [[ Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Access MRT System]]. - Salamurai (talk) 18:19, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
My apologies. This was the result of some summarizing I did from the other article. -Multivariable (talk) 01:09, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Line interchange is not clear[edit]

There is something that is not as clear as it could be in either this article or the subsidiary articles about individual lines. When it says "connect through to each other" does this mean (a) these lines both have platforms in the same station and you can change trains there or (b) the trains from both lines run on one another's tracks? Take the Tamsui Line and the Xindian Line as en example. If I wanted to go from Tamsui to Xindian, then is it (a) I must change at CKS Memorial Hall or (b) I can get on either a Red or Green train at Tamsui and stay on it to Xindian? It appears that the Tamsui Line connects in sense (a) with several lines (e.g. also Tucheng at Taipei Main Station) so I am puzzled as to why the connectivity with Xindian is highlighted in the article. Could someone with knowledge of Taipei please clarify? Matt's talk 09:39, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

(b) the trains from both lines run on one another's tracks.
To go from Tamsui to Xindian, you do not need to change train at CKS Memorial Hall station "now". But the interchange between Tamsui Line and the Xindian Line will be ended at the end of 2014.--Bhenry1990 (talk) 10:56, 15 May 2014 (UTC)