Xindian Line (Taipei Metro)

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Xindian Line
新店線
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Overview
Type Rapid transit
Locale Taipei and New Taipei, Republic of China
Termini Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Xindian
Stations 10
Operation
Opening November 11, 1999
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation
Character Underground
Depot(s) Xindian Depot
Technical
Line length 11.2 km (7.0 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
Xindian Line (Taipei Metro)
Simplified Chinese 新店线
Traditional Chinese 新店線

The Taipei Metro Xindian Line is an underground high-capacity line. The 11.2 km (7.0 mi)-route has 10 stations (including the partially elevated Xiaobitan Branch Line) and is part of the Green Line.[1] The line runs under the Roosevelt Road, following the route of the former TRA Xindian Line—which ceased service in 1965— on its southern section. It serves the areas of Xindian, Jingmei, Gongguan, and Ximen.

History[edit]

Rolling stock[edit]

Over the years, three kinds of rolling stock were used on this line, as well as on the through services between Xindian and Tamsui. The first fleet of trains were the C301 cars. In 1997, C341 cars were added to the fleet. In 2007, a fleet of C371 cars replaced most of the original set.

Stations[edit]

Code Station Name Transfer Location
English Chinese
→ Continues through Tamsui Line
Will continue through Xiaonanmen Line then Songshan Line (2014)
G11 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 中正紀念堂 Tamsui-XInyi Line Zhongzheng Taipei
G10 Guting 古亭 Zhonghe-Xinlu Line
G9 Taipower Building 台電大樓 Xiaonanmen Line Zhongzheng
Da'an
G7 Gongguan
(National Taiwan University)
公館
(台灣大學)
G6 Wanlong 萬隆 Wenshan
G5 Jingmei 景美
G4 Dapinglin 大坪林 Circular Line (TBD) Xindian New Taipei
G3 Qizhang 七張 Xiaobitan Branch Line
G2 Xindian District Office 新店區公所
G1 Xindian 新店

Future Expansion[edit]

With the completion of the Songshan Line in 2014, trains will connect to the Songshan Line (instead of the Tamsui Line) via the Xiaonanmen Line.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Taipei Metro Network: First Stage of Taipei MRT". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Taipei Metro Network: Green Line". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2010-02-12.