Xinyi Line (Taipei Metro)
Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station
|Termini||Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
|Opening||November 24, 2013|
|Operator(s)||Taipei Rapid Transit System|
|Line length||6.4 km (4.0 mi)|
|No. of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Xinyi Line (Taipei Metro)|
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.
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. 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%.
The line opened to the public on November 24, 2013. It now takes 11 minutes to travel from the Taipei 101/World Trade Center to Taipei Main Station. A common utility duct was constructed along with the line, saving NT$44.64 million in the process. Following completion of the line, dedicated bus lanes will be moved back towards the center of the road.
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.
- November 1, 2002: Ground broken on Xinyi Line construction.
- 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.
- October 15, 2013: The line completed its preliminary inspection.
- November 24, 2013: The section from Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station to Xiangshan Station opened and began revenue service.
|← Continues through|
|R11||Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall||中正紀念堂||Zhongzheng||Taipei|
|R6||Taipei 101/World Trade Center||台北101/世貿||Xinyi|
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