Taoyuan Metro

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Taoyuan Metro
Taoyuan Metro logo plain.svg
Overview
Native name桃園捷運
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese桃園捷運
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. ‹See Tfd›(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. 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]

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 will use the right-of-way of a part of the TRA Western Line. 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
G Green Line Danan/Bade Kengkou/Hengshan 27.2 Approved
Daxi Line Bade Daxi 10 Planning
Zhongli Line Bade Zhongli Planning
O Orange Line Shanzaiding Tongan Planning
Longtan Line Shanzaiding Longtan 6 Planning
BR Taolin Line Taoyuan Shanbi 12.5 Planning
Huilong Line Taoyuan Huilong 11.5 Planning
B Blue Line Airport Terminal 2 Zhongli 25.4 Opened,Merged with A
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 is expected to last from June 2015 to 2019.[6]

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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