Tamsui–Xinyi line

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Tamsui–Xinyi line
Taipei Metro Line R.svg
Jiantan station
Overview
Other name(s)Red line
TypeHigh-capacity metro system
StatusIn service
LocaleMetropolitan Taipei
TerminiBeitou, Tamsui
Xiangshan
Stations30
ServicesTamsui line, Xinbeitou branch line, Xinyi line
Operation
Opened1997-03-28
Operator(s)Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC)
Rolling stockKawasaki C301 and C381 stock
Technical
Line length29.3 km (18.2 mi) (including Xinbeitou)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed80 km/h (50 mph)
Route map
Tamsui
Hongshulin
Zhuwei
Guandu Tunnel
Guandu
Zhongyi
Fuxinggang
Beitou Depot
Right arrow Xinbeitou line to Xinbeitou
Beitou
Qiyan
Qilian
Shipai
Mingde
Zhishan
Right arrow Circular line to Shuangxi Park
Shilin
Down arrow Circular line to Shilin District Office
Jiantan
Keelung River
Sun Yat-sen Freeway
Yuanshan
Left arrow Xinzhuang line to Zhongshan Elementary School
Minquan West Road
Shuanglian
Right arrow Songshan line to Songjiang Nanjing
Zhongshan
Left arrow Taoyuan Airport MRT to Sanchong
Left arrow Nangang line to Ximen, Shandao Temple Right arrow
Taipei Main
Left arrow THSR to Zuoying, Nangang Right arrow
Left arrow TRA West Coast line to Fangliao, Keelung Right arrow
NTU Hospital
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Through service to Xindian line
Left arrow Xindian line to Guting
Dongmen
Down arrow Xinzhuang line to Guting
Daan Park
Jianguo Elevated Rd.
Right arrow Wenshan line to Zhongxiao Fuxing
Daan
Down arrow Wenshan line to Technology Building
Xinyi Anhe
Taipei 101 / World Trade Center
Xiangshan
Xinyi Songde
Zhongpo
Tamsui–Xinyi line
Traditional Chinese淡水信義線
Simplified Chinese淡水信义线
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese紅線
Simplified Chinese红线

The Tamsui–Xinyi or Red line (code R) 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. At 29 km, it is the longest line of Taipei Metro.

The Tamsui section runs mostly along the former Tamsui railway line. 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 are underground; routes between Yuanshan and Beitou are elevated; routes between Beitou and Hongshulin are ground level; and Tamsui is elevated.

Da-An station Exit.4

History[edit]

A sign at Taipei main station in 2007. The line, then known as Tamsui and romanised as Danshui line, operated to Nanshijiao and Xindian.

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

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.

Services[edit]

As of December 2017, the typical off-peak service is:

Services Code Station Name Transfer Distance (km) Location
English Chinese
R28 Tamsui 淡水 28.3 Tamsui New Taipei
R27 Hongshulin 紅樹林 26.2
R26 Zhuwei 竹圍 24.2
R25 Guandu 關渡 22.1 Tamsui
Beitou
New Taipei
Taipei
R24 Zhongyi 忠義 21.2 Beitou Taipei
R23 Fuxinggang 復興崗 19.8
R22A Xinbeitou 新北投
R22 Beitou 北投 18.1
R21 Qiyan 奇岩 17.4
R20 Qili'an 唭哩岸 16.6
R19 Shipai
(Veterans General Hospital)
石牌
(榮總)
15.3
R18 Mingde 明德 14.7
R17 Zhishan 芝山 13.8 Shilin
R16 Shilin 士林  Y  [planned] 12.7
R15 Jiantan 劍潭
R14 Yuanshan 圓山 10.0 (11.6 Jiantan) Datong
Zhongshan
R13 Minquan West Road 民權西路 Taipei Metro Line O.svg (O11) 9.1
R12 Shuanglian
(Mackay Memorial Hospital)
雙連
(馬偕紀念醫院)
R11 Zhongshan 中山 Taipei Metro Line G.svg (G14) 7.9 (8.5 Shanglian)
R10 Taipei main station 台北車站 Taipei Metro Line BL.svg (BL12)
300 m: Taoyuan Metro     Taoyuan Airport MRT (A1 Taipei)
Taiwan Railways Administration West Coast (100)
Taiwan High Speed Rail (TPE/02)
7.1 Zhongzheng
R09 National Taiwan University Hospital 台大醫院 6.6
R08 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
(Nanmen)
中正紀念堂
(南門)
Taipei Metro Line G.svg G10  LG  [2018] 5.5
R07 Dongmen 東門 Taipei Metro Line O.svg (O06) 4.2 Zhongzheng
Da'an
R06 Daan Park 大安森林公園 3.6 Da'an
R05 Daan 大安 Taipei Metro Line BR.svg (BR09) 2.7
R04 Xinyi Anhe 信義安和 1.7
R03 Taipei 101/World Trade Center 台北101/世貿 0.7 Xinyi
R02 Xiangshan 象山 0.0
R01 Guangci/Fengtian Temple(Zhongpo) [December 2022] 廣慈/奉天宮(中坡) --

See also[edit]

References[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.