Banqiao Line, Taipei Metro

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Banqiao Line, Taipei Metro
Banqiao Line
板橋線
Taipei Metro Logo(Logo Only).svg
Platform in Longshan Temple Station.JPG
Overview
Type Rapid transit
Locale Taipei and New Taipei,
 Republic of China (Taiwan)
Termini Ximen
Fuzhong
Stations 6
Operation
Opened December 24, 1999
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit System
Character Underground
Depot(s) Nangang Depot
Tucheng Depot
Rolling stock Siemens C321 and C341 trains
3 cars per set, 2 sets per train (6 cars)
Technical
Line length 7.2 km (4.5 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Third rail (750 volts DC)
Operating speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
Route map
Up arrow Nangang Line to Taipei Main Station
Up arrow THSR to Taipei
Up arrow TRA Trunk Line to Taipei
Up arrow Songshan Line to Songshan
Ximen Xiaonanmen Line transfer station
Right arrow Xiaonanmen Line to Xiaonanmen
Longshan Temple
Wanhua
Xindian River
Jiangzicui
Left arrow Circular Line to Touqianzhuang
Xinpu Minsheng
Xinpu Circular Line transfer station
Banqiao Circular Line transfer station
Right arrow Circular Line to Banxin
Fuzhong
Left arrow TRA Trunk Line to Shulin
Left arrow THSR to Taoyuan
Down arrow Tucheng Line to Tucheng
Banqiao Line, Taipei Metro
Traditional Chinese 板橋線
Simplified Chinese 板桥线

The Taipei Metro Banqiao (Banciao) Line (Chinese: 板橋線) is a high-capacity underground line and is a major transportation route between Taipei and New Taipei. It runs from Ximen in western Taipei to Fuzhong in eastern Taipei, consisting of 6 stations and 7.2 km of track.[1] It provides through access to the Nangang and Tucheng Lines and is part of the Blue Line.

History[edit]

  • December 24, 1999: The line opened between Longshan Temple and Taipei City Hall.
  • August 31, 2000: The section between Longshan Temple and Xinpu commenced operations.
  • May 31, 2006: The section between Xinpu and Fuzhong opened.

Stations[edit]

Code Station Name Transfer Location
English Chinese
← Continues through
BL11 Ximen 西門 Zhongzheng
Wanhua
Taipei
BL10 Longshan Temple 龍山寺 Wanhua
BL09 Jiangzicui 江子翠 Banqiao New Taipei
BL08 Xinpu 新埔
BL07 Banqiao 板橋 Taiwan Railways Administration Western Line
Taiwan High Speed Rail
 Circular  (2015)
BL06 Fuzhong
(Lin Family Mansion and Garden)
府中
(林家花園)
→ Continues through

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Stage of Taipei MRT (Already under Revenue Service)". Department of Rapid Transit Systems, TCG. 2009-07-04. Retrieved 2014-05-26.