Tamsui–Xinyi Line

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Tamsui–Xinyi Line
Taipei Metro Line R.svg
Jiantan Station of TRTS Red Line
Other name(s) Red Line
Type High-capacity Metro System
Status In Service
Locale Metropolitan Taipei
Termini Beitou, Tamsui
Stations 30
Services Tamsui Line, Xinbeitou Branch Line, Xinyi Line
Opened March 28, 1997
Operator(s) Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC)
Rolling stock Kawasaki C301, C371, C381 stock
Line length 32.3 km (20.1 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
Route map
Guandu Tunnel
Beitou Depot
Right arrow Xinbeitou Branch Line to Xinbeitou
Right arrow Circular Line to Shuangsi Park
Down arrow Circular Line to Shilin District Office
Keelung River
Sun Yat-Sen Fwy.
Left arrow Xinzhuang Line to Zhongshan Elementary School
Minquan West Road
Right arrow Songshan Line to Songjiang Nanjing
Left arrow Taoyuan Airport MRT to Sanchong
Left arrow Nangang Line to Ximen, Shandao Temple Right arrow
Taipei Main Station
Left arrow THSR to Zuoying, Nangang Right arrow
Left arrow TRA Western Line to Fangliao, Keelung Right arrow
NTU Hospital
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Through service to Xindian Line
Left arrow Xindian Line to Guting
Down arrow Xinzhuang Line to Guting
Daan Park
Jianguo Elevated Rd.
Right arrow Wenshan Line to Zhongxiao Fuxing
Down arrow Wenshan Line to Technology Building
Xinyi Anhe
Taipei 101/World Trade Center
Xinyi Songde
Tamsui–Xinyi Line
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 淡水信義線
Simplified Chinese 淡水信义线
Second alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 紅線
Simplified Chinese 红线

Tamsui–Xinyi Line or Red Line (R as identifier) is a line of Taipei Metro. It includes a total of 30 stations serving the Tamsui, Beitou, Shilin, Datong, Zhongshan, Zhongzheng, Daan, and Xinyi districts, stretching about 30 km long.

For 15 years, trains ran between Tamsui and Xindian via the southern part of the current Green Line, making it the longest-serving former service of the system, followed closely by a service from Beitou to Nanshijiao. With the completion of the current line sections, both services ended. Trains from the Tamsui run directly onto the Xinyi section.

The Tamsui Section runs mostly along the former Taiwan Railway Administration's Tamsui Section. There most of the tracks and stations have been renovated, except in the Zhongzheng district, where a new tunnel was constructed due to lack of surface right-of-way.

The Red line is a high-capacity metro system. Routes south of Yuanshan Station are underground; routes between Yuanshan Station and Beitou Station are elevated; routes between Beitou Station and Hongshulin Station are at-grade; and Tamsui Station is elevated.


Rolling stock[edit]

Over the years, the Tamsui Line used different types of rolling stock. From the start, the line used C301 cars. In 1997, the C321 cars were introduced. In 2007-2013, the newest cars, the C371 and C381 cars were used, replacing some of the C301 and all C321 cars.


The trains on Red line operate in three modes:

  • Tamsui and Xinyi sections are connected:
[ Tamsui - Xiangshan ]
[ Beitou - Daan ].
Services Code Station Name Transfer Location
English Chinese
R28 Tamsui 淡水 Tamsui New Taipei
R27 Hongshulin 紅樹林
R26 Zhuwei 竹圍
R25 Guandu 關渡 Tamsui
New Taipei
R24 Zhongyi 忠義 Beitou Taipei
R23 Fuxinggang 復興崗
R22A Xinbeitou 新北投
R22 Beitou 北投
R21 Qiyan 奇岩
R20 Qili'an 唭哩岸
R19 Shipai
(Veterans General Hospital)
R18 Mingde 明德
R17 Zhishan 芝山 Shilin
R16 Shilin 士林  Y  [planned]
R15 Jiantan 劍潭
R14 Yuanshan 圓山 Datong
R13 Minquan West Road 民權西路 Taipei Metro Line O.svg (O11)
R12 Shuanglian
(Mackay Memorial Hospital)
R11 Zhongshan 中山 Taipei Metro Line G.svg (G14)
R10 Taipei Main Station 台北車站 Taipei Metro Line BL.svg (BL12)
300 m: Taoyuan Metro     Taoyuan Airport MRT (A1 Taipei Main)
Taiwan Railways Administration West Coast (100)
Taiwan High Speed Rail (TPE/02)
R09 National Taiwan University Hospital 台大醫院
R08 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
R07 Dongmen 東門 Taipei Metro Line O.svg (O06) Zhongzheng
R06 Daan Park 大安森林公園 Da'an
R05 Daan 大安 Taipei Metro Line BR.svg (BR09)
R04 Xinyi Anhe 信義安和
R03 Taipei 101/World Trade Center 台北101/世貿 Xinyi
R02 Xiangshan 象山
R01 Zhongpo [December 2022] 中坡

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sandy Huang (2002-11-02). "Ground broken on construction of Hsinyi MRT line". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Mayor: Xinyi Line to Provide Services November 24". Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-11-24.