Taoyuan Metro

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Taoyuan Metro
Taoyuan Metro logo plain.svg
Overview
Native name
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese桃園捷運
Simplified Chinese桃园捷运
OwnerTaoyuan City Government
LocaleTaoyuan and New Taipei, Taiwan
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines1
Number of stations21
Annual ridership23.214 million (2018)[1]
WebsiteTaoyuan Metro Corp. (in Chinese)
Operation
Began operation2 March 2017[2]
Operator(s)Taoyuan Metro Corporation
Technical
System length51.03 km (31.71 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Planned network

Taoyuan MRT En.png

Taoyuan Metro (formerly Taoyuan Rail Transit and officially Taoyuan Mass Rapid Transit System) is a rapid transit system serving the Taoyuan City area in Taiwan.[3] The proposed network will consist of five lines. One line is currently operating. The system opened for commercial service on 2 March 2017 with the opening of the Taoyuan Airport MRT.

History[edit]

Network and operations[edit]

Lines[edit]

Line Termini
(District, City)
Stations Length
(km)
Depot
A Taoyuan Airport MRT
[Note 1]
Taipei Main Station
(Zhongzheng, Taipei)
Huanbei
(Zhongli, Taoyuan)
21 51.03 Chingpu

Infrastructure[edit]

Taoyuan Airport Line[edit]

Trains[edit]

Airport trains come in two types, commuter and express train.[4] Express trains call at Taipei Main Station, New Taipei Industrial Park, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Airport Terminal 1, Airport Terminal 2. Commuter trains stop at every station.

Free Wi-Fi[edit]

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the system.

Free Wi-Fi sign on a train

Future expansion[edit]

All lines will use standard gauge track, with the exception of the Red line which will use 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) track as it is basically a reconsruction of the Taoyuan portion of the TRA Western Line into an underground railway tunnel intended to support more frequent, rapid transit-like local rail services (rather like the reconstruction of TRA railways in Greater Taipei and Kaohsiung). The Taolin Line segment of the Brown Line from Taoyuan to Shanbi is intended to be built as a bus rapid transit route.

Line Termini Length (km) Status
A Taoyuan Airport MRT Huanbei Zhongli 2.29 Under Construction
Zhongli Railway Station Zhongli Sports Park Planning
G Green Line Danan/Bade Kengkou/Hengshan 27.2 Under Construction
Daxi Line Bade Daxi 10 Planning
Zhongli Line Bade Zhongli Sports Park Planning
O Orange Line Shanzaiding Tongan Planning
Longtan Line Shanzaiding Longtan 6 Planning
BR Taolin Line Taoyuan Main Station Shanbi 12.5 Planning
Huilong Line Taoyuan Main Station Huilong 11.5 Planning
Map of planned network

Construction[edit]

Logo at Taoyuan Metro construction site

In March 2011, the Bureau of High Speed Rail, which oversees construction of the project, announced that the 11.4 km (7.1 mi)-long elevated structure from Dayuan Station (A15) to Xingnan Station (A20) had been completed.[5] The rest of the Taoyuan Line passed an environmental impact assessment in July 2014. Construction was expected to last from June 2015 to 2019.[6]

Network Map[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Airport MRT is also known as the Purple Line for the color scheme, and occasionally known as Blue Line as it was partially designated as such.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mass Rapid Transit". stat.motc.gov.tw. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  2. ^ 黃立偉, 張國樑 (25 January 2017). 春節後試營運 機捷敲定3月2日上路. PTS NEWS (in Chinese).
  3. ^ 桃園都會區大眾捷運系統 (in Chinese). Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  4. ^ https://www.tymetro.com.tw/tymetro-new/tw/_pages/travel-guide/introduce.html
  5. ^ 《交通》機場捷運大園至中壢路段高架橋全部合龍. 中時電子報 (in Chinese). 2011-03-07. Retrieved 2011-03-07.
  6. ^ Chiu, Chun-chin; Holzer, Wesley; Kao, Evelyn (2014-07-17). "Taoyuan MRT green line passes evaluation, could be finished by 2019". Central News Agency. Retrieved 2014-07-17.

External links[edit]

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