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Red line (Kaohsiung MRT)

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The Red line is a metro line of Kaohsiung MRT which runs north–south through the city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. At 31 kilometres (19 mi), it is the second longest metro line in Taiwan, after Taoyuan Airport MRT.

Red line
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Platform of Red Line in Formosa Boulevard Station.JPG
Formosa Boulevard Station Red line platform
Overview
TypeRapid transit
LocaleKaohsiung, Taiwan
TerminiGangshan South
Siaogang
Stations24
Operation
Opened2008-03-09
Operator(s)Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit
CharacterUnderground/At-Grade/Elevated
Depot(s)North depot, South depot
Technical
Line length31.1 km (19.3 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
ElectrificationThird rail (750 volts DC)
Route map

Dahu
Lujhu
Lujhu South
Kao Yuan University
Kaohsiung Science District
Benjhou Industrial Park
National Gangshan Agricultural & Industrial Vocational Senior High School
Gangshan
Gangshan South
Ciaotou station
Ciaotou Sugar Refinery
Cingpu
Metropolitan Park
Houjing
Nanzih Export Processing Zone
Oil Refinery Elementary School
World Games
(Taiwan High Speed Rail Right arrow)
Zuoying
Ecological District
Kaohsiung Arena
Aozihdi
Houyi
Kaohsiung Main Station
Kaohsiung Main Station (former site)
Formosa Boulevard
(Left arrow  O  Right arrow)
Central Park
Sanduo Shopping District
Shihjia
Kaisyuan
(Left arrow  C  Right arrow)
Cianjhen Senior High School
Caoya
Kaohsiung International Airport Airport interchangeKHH
Siaogang
China Steel East Portal
Labor Training Center
Fongbitou
Gangpu Elementary School
Linyuan
Linyuan Industrial Park
Wufang
Wulong
Donggang
Dapengwan National Scenic District Management Hall
Dapengwan
Red line
Traditional Chinese紅線
Simplified Chinese红线

There is a plan to extend the line north to Hunei District[citation needed]. This would add 8 stations to the line.

HistoryEdit

The line was the first metro line built in southern Taiwan, and started construction on 24 October 2001. It opened for service on 9 March 2008 and was free for one month until 6 April.[1]

StationsEdit

Code Station Name Section Connection Location
English Chinese
RK8 Dahu 大湖 Gangshan-Lujhu Hunei Kaohsiung
RK7 Lujhu 路竹 Lujhu
RK6 Lujhu South 南路竹
RK5 Kao Yuan University 高苑科技大學
RK4 Kaohsiung Science District 高雄科學園區
RK3 Benjhou Industrial Park 本洲產業園區 Gangshan
RK2 National Gangshan
Agricultural & Industrial
Vocational Senior High School
岡山農工
RK1 Gangshan 岡山 Main/Gangshan-Lujhu   Gangshan
R24 Gangshan South 南岡山 Main Gangshan Kaohsiung
R23 Ciaotou Station 橋頭火車站   Qiaotou Ciaotou
R22A Ciaotou Sugar Refinery 橋頭糖廠
R22 Cingpu
(NKFUST)[A]
青埔
(高科大)
R21 Metropolitan Park 都會公園 Nanzih
R20 Houjing
(NKMU) [B]
後勁
(海科大)
R19 Nanzih Export Processing Zone 楠梓加工區
R18 Oil Refinery Elementary School 油廠國小
R17 World Games/
National Sports Complex
世運/
國家體育園區
R16 Zuoying/THSR 左營/高鐵   Xinzuoying
  (ZUY/12)
Zuoying
R15 Ecological District 生態園區
R14 Kaohsiung Arena
(Sanmin Household &
Commercial High School)
巨蛋
(三民家商)
Zuoying
Gushan
R13 Aozihdi 凹子底  C  via Kaohsiung City Hall (C24) [2019]
R12 Houyi 後驛 Sanmin
R11 Kaohsiung Main Station 高雄車站   Kaohsiung
R10 Formosa Boulevard 美麗島  O  (O5) Sinsing
R9 Central Park 中央公園 Sinsing
Lingya
R8 Sanduo Shopping District 三多商圈 Lingya
Cianjhen
R7 Shihjia
(Labor Park)
獅甲
(勞工公園)
Cianjhen
R6 Kaisyuan 凱旋  C  via Cianjhen Star (C3)
R5 Cianjhen Senior High School
(Wujia)
前鎮高中
(五甲)
R4A Caoya
(KRTC)[C]
草衙
(高雄捷運公司)
R4 Kaohsiung International Airport 高雄國際機場   KHH Siaogang
R3 Siaogang 小港
R2 China Steel East Portal 中鋼東門 Main/Linyuan-Donggang Siaogang Kaohsiung
RH1 Labor Training Center 勞工訓練中心 Linyuan-Donggang
RH2 Fongbitou 鳳鼻頭
RH3 Gangpu Elementary School 港埔國小 Linyuan
RH4 Linyuan 林園
RH5 Linyuan Industrial Park 林園工業區
RH6 Wufang 五房 Sinyuan Pingtung
County
RH7 Wulong 烏龍
RH8 Donggang 東港 Donggang
RH9 Dapengwan National Scenic
District Management Hall
鵬管處
RH10 Dapengwan Bay 大鵬灣
Notes
  • A^ The full name is National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology.
  • B^ The full name is National Kaohsiung Marine University.
  • C^ The full name is Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Liao Guoxiong (廖國雄) (2008-03-10). 高市/紅線通了 高捷公司允橘線8月通車 (in Chinese). ETtoday. Retrieved 2008-03-10.