Xinyi Line (Taipei Metro)

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Xinyi Line
信義線
Taipei Metro Logo(Logo Only).svg
Platform 1 in Taipei 101 World Trade Center Station.JPG
Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station
Overview
Type Rapid transit
Locale Taipei, Taiwan
Termini Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Xiangshan
Stations 7
Operation
Opening November 24, 2013
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Character Underground
Depot(s) Beitou Depot
Technical
Line length 6.4 km (4.0 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Route map
 Tamsui Line to NTU Hospital 
 Xiaonanmen Line to Xiaonanmen 
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Through service to Xindian Line
 Xindian Line to Guting 
 Xinzhuang Line to Zhongxiao Xinsheng 
Dongmen
 Xinzhuang Line to Guting 
Daan Park
 Wenshan Line to Zhongxiao Fuxing 
Daan
 Wenshan Line to Technology Building 
Xinyi Anhe
Taipei 101/World Trade Center
Xiangshan
R04
R03
This route map:
Xinyi Line (Taipei Metro)
Traditional Chinese 信義線
Simplified Chinese 信义线

The Taipei Metro Xinyi Line is a high-capacity rapid transit line currently operational in Taipei, Taiwan. It is the extension of the Tamsui Line and part of the Red Line. The line serves to alleviate congestion on the Nangang Line by providing another east-west route through the Xinyi District. The line spans 6.4 km and has 7 underground stations, running from Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to Xiangshan.[1]

The line opened and began revenue service on Sunday, November 24, 2013. with a huge opening ceremonies at the Taipei 101/World Trade Center and Xiangshan stations.[2] In its first month of operation, the line carried 11.5 million passengers (over 370,000 passengers/day) and decreased passenger load on the parallel Blue Line by 17.9%.[3]

Line Construction[edit]

Tunnel construction between stations use the shield-tunneling method, while other construction (stations, crossover track, etc.) use the cut-and-cover method.[4]

The line opened to the public on November 24, 2013.[5] It now takes 11 minutes to travel from the Taipei 101/World Trade Center to Taipei Main Station.[4] A common utility duct was constructed along with the line, saving NT$44.64 million in the process.[6] Following completion of the line, dedicated bus lanes will be moved back towards the center of the road.[7]

A planned extension of the line will extend the line east along Xinyi Rd. and Fude Rd. to Zhongpo South Rd., and end at Yucheng Park. It will add 2 stations and 1.6 km (0.99 mi) of additional route length. The final corridor was approved on February 12, 2010.[8]

History[edit]

  • November 1, 2002: Ground broken on Xinyi Line construction.[9]
  • February 12, 2010: Corridor approved by the Executive Yuan for the Xinyi Line Eastern Extension.
  • July 15, 2010: The last section of shield tunneling is completed, marking the completion of tunnel construction.[10]
  • October 15, 2013: The line completed its preliminary inspection.[11]
  • November 24, 2013: The section from Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station to Xiangshan Station opened and began revenue service.[12]

Stations[edit]

Code Station Name Transfer Location
English Chinese
← Continues through Tamsui Line
R11 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 中正紀念堂 Songshan-Xindian Line Zhongzheng Taipei
R10 Dongmen 東門 Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Zhongzheng
Da'an
R9 Daan Park 大安森林公園 Da'an
R8 Daan 大安 Wenhu Line
R7 Xinyi Anhe 信義安和
R6 Taipei 101/World Trade Center 台北101/世貿 Xinyi
R5 Xiangshan 象山
R4 Xinyi Songde 信義松德
R3 Zhongpo 中坡

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Second Stage of Taipei MRT (Approved MRT Line)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2009-07-04. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Xinyi Line free for one month beginning Sunday". The China Post. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  3. ^ "New MRT line carries over 10 million passengers in first month". Focus Taiwan News Channel. 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  4. ^ a b "捷運系統信義線簡介". Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government. 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  5. ^ http://english.cri.cn/6909/2013/11/24/2361s800201.htm
  6. ^ "信義線共同管道創新價值贏得榮耀". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  7. ^ "信義線公車專用道變更". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  8. ^ "Third Stage of Taipei MRT (under Planning)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2009-07-11. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  9. ^ Sandy Huang (2002-11-02). "Ground broken on construction of Hsinyi MRT line". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  10. ^ "捷運信義線隧道全線貫通 達成重大工程里程碑". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  11. ^ Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government (2013-10-15). "Preliminary Inspection of the Xinyi Line Completed". Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  12. ^ "Mayor: Xinyi Line to Provide Services November 24". Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-11-24.