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Metro NetworkNetwork ExpansionSystems

Metro Network

Size of Taipei Metro

* Number of lines:11 (including Wenshan-Neihu Line, Tamsui Line, Zhonghe Line, Xiaonanmen Line, Xindian Line, Nangang Line, Banqiao Line, Tucheng Line, Luzhou Line, Xinzhuang Line, and Xinyi Line)
* Number of stations:109 (including 6 major transfer stations – Taipei Main Station, Zhongxiao Fuxing Station, Minquan W. Rd. Station, Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station, and Daan Station, which each count as two stations)
* Total operational length:121.3 km
Wenshan-Neihu Line:Taipei Zoo Station - Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station, 25.2km, 24 stations.
Tamsui Line:C.K.S. Memorial Hall Station - Tamsui Station (including Xinbeitou Branch Line), 23.5km, 22 stations.
Zhonghe Line:Guting Station - Nanshijiao Station, 5.4km, 4 stations (excluding Guting Station).
Xiaonanmen Line:

Ximen Station - C.K.S. Memorial Hall Station, 1.6km, 1 station (Xiaonanmen Station).

Xindian Line:Xindian Station - C.K.S. Memorial Hall Station (including Xiaobitan Branch Line), 11.3km, 10 stations (excluding C.K.S. Memorial Hall Station).
Nangang Line:Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station - Ximen Station, 12.0km, 13 stations.
Banqiao Line:Ximen Station - Fuzhong Station, 7.2km, 5 stations (excluding Ximen Station).
Tucheng Line:Fuzhong Station - Yongning Station, 5.5km, 4 stations (excluding Fuzhong Station).
Luzhou Line:Luzhou Station - junction of Luzhou Line and Xinzhuang Line, 5.2km, 5 stations.
Xinzhuang Line:Huilong Station - Guting Station, 18.7km, 16 stations (excluding Guting Station).
Xinyi Line:C.K.S. Memorial Hall Station – Xiangshan Station, 5.7km, 5 stations (excluding C.K.S. Memorial Hall Station and Dongmen Station).

Network Expansion

Network Expansion


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Systems

Based on varying levels of demand for transport in different areas either the medium-capacity or the high-capacity transit system was selected.

Medium-Capacity System

Exemplified by the Wenshan-Neihu Line

* Rolling StockMuzha Line

‧Each train consists of two married pairs of 2 cars each, totaling 4 cars.
‧Maximum Speed: 80 km per hour.
‧Each train can accommodate about 424 passengers for BOMBARDIER trains. Each train can accommodate about 464 passengers for MATRA trains. (Based on 6 standing persons per square meter)
‧Car floor and platform are at the same elevation, making it easy for passengers, particularly the disabled, to get in and out.

‧Control Mode

‧Operation Control Center controls the entire operation of the line, which is computerized, fully automated, and driverless. A built-in safety-orientation mechanism ensures passenger safety.
‧Manual operation is possible when necessary.

* Platform

‧Platforms are of the side type and island type.
‧There are screen doors on the platform and a 3 cm gap between the platform edge and the train. Passengers in wheelchairs should move backward when entering or departing a train.
‧Dwell time of a train at the station: 20~30 seconds, 40~50 seconds at Zhongxiao Fuxing Station.

* Track

‧The entire system comprises underground and elevated sections structure with reinforced concrete and steeliness.
‧Wheels: Rubber tires.

* Attributes

‧Low pollution, high convenience, reliability, and safety.

High-Capacity System

Including the Tamsui Line, the Zhonghe Line, the Xindian Line, the Banqiao Line, the Nangang Line, the Tucheng Line, the Xiaonanmen Line, the Luzhou Line, the Xinzhuang Line and the Xinyi Line.

* Rolling Stock

‧Each train consists of two 3-car EMUs, totaling 6 cars.
‧Maximum Speed: 80km per hour.
‧Each train can accommodate 1,936 passengers (352 seats plus standing room for 1,584 persons, based on 6 standing persons per square meter).
‧Car floor and platform are on the same elevation, making it easy for passengers, particularly the disabled, to get in and out.

* Operation Control Mode

‧The train is operated by a train driver with the guidance of the signal system.
‧Train operation is also under the Operation Control Center’s supervision. A built-in safety-orientation mechanism ensures passenger safety.

* Platform

‧Platforms may be of the single side type, the island type, double level single side type, double level island type, or composite type.
‧Taipei Main Station, Zhongxiao Fuxing Station,Yuanshan Station, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station, Taipei City Hall Station, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station, Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, Minquan W. Rd. Station and all stations in Luzhou Line, Xinzhuang Line and Xinyi Line have platform screen doors.
‧The gap between platform edge and train is about 10cm. Passengers in wheelchairs should reverse when entering or leaving a train.
‧Dwell time of a train at the station: 20~35 seconds; 40~50 seconds at Taipei Main Station and Zhongxiao Fuxing Station.

* Track

‧The entire system comprises underground, elevated, and ground sections as required by respective situations.
‧Wheels: made of steel to run on steel rails. Danshui Line

* Attributes

‧Low pollution, high convenience, reliability, and safety.

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