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
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinTáoyuán Jiéyùn
Bopomofoㄊㄠˊ ㄩㄢˊ ㄐㄧㄝˊ ㄩㄣˋ
Hakka
RomanizationThò-yèn Chhia̍p-yun
Southern Min
Hokkien POJThô-hn̂g Chia̍t-ūn
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.
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 2.0.jpg

The Taoyuan Metro (formerly Taoyuan Rail Transit and officially Taoyuan Mass Rapid Transit System) is a rapid transit system serving Taoyuan City in Taiwan.[3] The most recently proposed network includes 11 lines and extensions, of which 2 are now under construction. The Taoyuan Airport MRT (Taipei Main Station - Huanbei) is the only line currently in operation. The system opened with the opening of the first line in the system, Taoyuan Airport MRT, for trial passenger service on 2 February 2017 and revenue passenger service on 2 March 2017.

History[edit]

  • Taoyuan Metro token
    2 March 2017: The Airport line, officially the Taoyuan Airport MRT opened for service.

Network and operations[edit]

Lines[edit]

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

Infrastructure[edit]

Taoyuan Airport Line[edit]

Trains[edit]

Airport trains come in two types, commuter and express train.[4] Express trains stop 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 reconstruction 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 Section Termini Length (km) Status
Taoyuan Metro Line Airport.svg Taoyuan Airport MRT Zhongli Extension Huanbei Zhongli Railway Station 2.06 Under Construction
Zhongli Railway Station Zhongli Sports Park TBD Planning
TaoyuanMetroLineG.png Green Line Main Line Bade Kengkou 27.8 Under Construction
Main Line (Branch) Chang Xing Hengshan Planning
Zhongli Extension Bade Zhongli Sports Park 7.2 Planning
Daxi Extension Zhongli Sports Park Puding Transshipment Station 4.33 Planning
Taoyuan Metro logo plain.svg Orange Line Zhongli-Pingzhen Line The Taoyuan Arena TBD 21 Planning
Pingzhen-Longtan Line TBD Longtan Transshipment Station 8 Planning
Taoyuan Metro logo plain.svg Brown Line Huilong Line Taoyuan Main Station Huilong 11.38 Planning
Urban Extension Taoyuan Main Station Zhonglu 3.9 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] Construction of the Green Line started in October 2018 and is expected to finish in 2026.[7] Construction of the Brown Line is expected to start in 2023, and expected to be completed by 2026.[8][9]

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. ^ "乘車指南".
  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.
  7. ^ "桃園綠線捷運進度微超前 鄭文燦:預計2026年完工". Newtalk. August 25, 2020. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  8. ^ "桃捷棕線改中運量 月底前送審". The Liberty Times (in Traditional Chinese). May 17, 2022. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  9. ^ "桃園捷運綠線預計2026年通車!房價應聲上漲,哪幾個站點成長最多?". pl168.net (in Traditional Chinese). August 30, 2021. Retrieved June 10, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External links[edit]

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