Tamsui–Xinyi line

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The Tamsui–Xinyi Line (code R) is a metro line in Taipei operated by Taipei Metro, named after the districts it connects: Tamsui and Xinyi. It includes a total of 28 stations serving Tamsui, Beitou, Shilin, Datong, Zhongshan, Zhongzheng, Daan, and Xinyi districts. At 29 km, it is currently the longest line of the Taipei Metro.[a]

Tamsui–Xinyi line
Taipei Metro Line R.svg
Platform 2, Jiantan Station 20080317.jpg
A C371 train at Jiantan
Overview
Other name(s)Red line
Native name淡水信義線
StatusIn service
LocaleTaipei and New Taipei, Taiwan
TerminiXiangshan
Tamsui
Stations28
Service
TypeRapid transit
Services
Operator(s)Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation
Depot(s)Beitou
Rolling stock
History
Opened
  • 28 March 1997 (1997-03-28) (Zhongshan–Tamsui)
  • 28 March 1997 (1997-03-28) (Taipei Main Station)
  • 24 December 1998 (1998-12-24) (CKS Memorial Hall–Taipei Main Station)
  • 24 November 2013 (2013-11-24) (Xiangshan–CKS Memorial Hall)
Technical
Line length29.3 km (18.2 mi) (including Xinbeitou)
CharacterElevated and underground
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification750 V DC third rail
Operating speed80 km/h (50 mph)
Route map

R28
Tamsui
R27
Hongshulin
R26
Zhuwei
Guandu Tunnel
R25
Guandu
R24
Zhongyi
Beitou Depot
R23
Fuxinggang
R22A
Xinbeitou
R22
Beitou
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R21
Qiyan
R20
Qilian
R19
Shipai
R18
Mingde
R17
Zhishan
Waishuang River
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R16
Shilin
R15
Jiantan
R14
Yuanshan
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R13
Minquan West Road
R12
Shuanglian
(Left arrow Taipei Metro Logo(Logo Only).svgTaipei Metro Line G.svg Right arrow)
R11
Zhongshan
(Left arrow Taoyuan Metro logo plain.svg Taoyuan Metro Line Airport.svg)
(Left arrow Taiwan High Speed Rail Right arrow)
R10
Taipei Main Station
(Left arrow Taipei Metro Logo(Logo Only).svgTaipei Metro Line BL.svg Right arrow)
R09
NTU Hospital
R08
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
(Left arrow Taipei Metro Logo(Logo Only).svgTaipei Metro Line G.svg Up arrow)
R07
Dongmen
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R06
Daan Park
(Left arrow Taipei Metro Logo(Logo Only).svgTaipei Metro Line BR.svg Right arrow)
R05
Daan
R04
Xinyi Anhe
R03
Taipei 101–World Trade Center
R02
Xiangshan
R01
Guangci–Fengtian Temple
Tamsui–Xinyi line
Traditional Chinese淡水信義線
Simplified Chinese淡水信义线
Literal meaningFreshwater Lutheran line
Red line
Traditional Chinese紅線
Simplified Chinese红线

The Tamsui section runs mostly along the former Tamsui railway line. There, most of the tracks and stations have been renovated, except in the Zhongzheng district, where a new tunnel was constructed due to a lack of surface right-of-way.

The Red line is a high-capacity metro system. The route and stations between and including Minquan West Road and Xiangshan are underground; the routes and stations between and including Yuanshan and Beitou are elevated; Xinbeitou station is elevated; the route and stations between and including Fuxinggang and Hongshulin are ground level; and Tamsui station is elevated.

HistoryEdit

 
A sign at Taipei Main Station in 2007. The line, then known as Tamsui and romanised as Danshui line, operated to Nanshijiao and Xindian.

For 15 years, trains operated between Tamsui and Xindian via the southern part of the current Songshan–Xindian line, making it the longest-serving former service of the system, followed closely by a 13 year service from Beitou to Nanshijiao via the southern part of the current Zhonghe–Xinlu line. With the completion of Dongmen station, Xinyi Line, and Songshan Line, both services ended, placing the current form of the Tamsui–Xinyi line into effect.

  • July 1988: Tamsui Line begins construction.
  • 28 March 1997: Tamsui Line begins service from Tamsui to Zhongshan.
  • 25 December 1997: The section from Zhongshan to Taipei Main Station begins service.
  • 24 December 1998: The section from Taipei Main Station to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall begins service. The section of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Guting on the Xindian line opened along with the Zhonghe line allowing trains from Tamsui to travel to Nanshijiao.
  • 11 November 1999: The rest of the Xindian Line opened. Trains from Tamsui traveled to Xindian and the Zhonghe Line route was cut back to Beitou.
  • 1 November 2002: Ground broken on Xinyi Line construction.[1]
  • 12 February 2010: Corridor approved by the Executive Yuan for the Xinyi line eastern extension.
  • 15 July 2010: The last section of shield tunneling is completed, marking the completion of tunnel construction.[2]
  • 29 September 2012: With the opening of Dongmen the last trains between Beitou and Nanshijiao were launched ending the through services; trains now operate between Nanshijiao and Huilong or Luzhou. A new shuttle service from Beitou to Taipower Building was added temporarily until the Xinyi Line opened.
  • 15 October 2013: The line completed its preliminary inspection.[3]
  • 23 November 2013: With the opening of the Xinyi line, the last trains of the Beitou-Taipower Building shuttle service were launched; trains operated between Beitou and Xiangshan and between Taipower Building and Ximen via the Xiaonanmen line.
  • 24 November 2013: The section between Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Xiangshan opened and began revenue service.[4]
  • 14 November 2014: With the opening of the Songshan line, the last trains between Tamsui and Xindian were launched at 12:00 November 15, 2014 ending the through services; trains now operate between Xindian or Taipower Building and Songshan and between Tamsui or Beitou[b] and Daan[b] or Xiangshan.

ServicesEdit

As of December 2017, the typical off-peak service is:

StationsEdit

  • M - Main line
  • B - Branch Line
Services Code Station Name Travel time to previous station (s)[5] Stop time at station (s)[5] Date opened Transfers Districts
M B English Chinese
R01 Guangci–Fengtian Temple 廣慈·奉天宮 constructing, estimated to open in late 2023 Xinyi
R02 Xiangshan 象山 71 2013-11-24
R03 Taipei 101–World Trade Center 台北101·世貿 93 30 2013-11-24
R04 Xinyi Anhe 信義安和 81 30 2013-11-24 Daan
R05 Daan 大安 81 30 2013-11-24  
R06 Daan Park 大安森林公園 70 30 2013-11-24
R07 Dongmen 東門 65 35 2013-11-24   Zhongzheng, Daan
R08 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 中正紀念堂 165 35 1998-12-24  

  (constructing)

Zhongzheng
R09 NTU Hospital 台大醫院 83 25 1998-12-24
R10 Taipei Main Station 台北車站 63 45 1997-12-25        
R11 Zhongshan 中山 65 30 1997-03-28   Datong, Zhongshan
R12 Shuanglian 雙連 58 25 1997-03-28
R13 Minquan West Road 民權西路 57 35 1997-03-28  
R14 Yuanshan 圓山 90 25 1997-03-28
R15 Jiantan 劍潭 109 25 1997-03-28 Shilin
R16 Shilin 士林 92 25 1997-03-28   (constructing)
R17 Zhishan 芝山 91 25 1997-03-28
R18 Mingde 明德 76 25 1997-03-28 Beitou
R19 Shipai 石牌 61 25 1997-03-28
R20 Qilian 唭哩岸 100 25 1997-03-28
R21 Qiyan 奇岩 73 25 1997-03-28
R22 Beitou 北投 91 25 1997-03-28  
R22A Xinbeitou 新北投 157 1997-03-28
R23 Fuxinggang 復興崗 145[c] 25 1997-03-28
R24 Zhongyi 忠義 109 25 1997-03-28
R25 Guandu 關渡 78 25 1997-03-28
R26 Zhuwei 竹圍 145 25 1997-03-28 Tamsui
R27 Hongshulin 紅樹林 136 25 1997-03-28  
R28 Tamsui 淡水 175 1997-03-28

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ When Phases 2 and 3 of the Circular line have been completed, the Circular line will become the longest line of the Taipei Metro. The longest service by far was Tamsui-Xindian, continuing the service through parts of today's Songshan-Xindian line via Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, however the service was discontinued in 2014 after the completion of Songshan-Xindian line.
  2. ^ a b Short-turn service
  3. ^ to Beitou

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandy Huang (2002-11-02). "Ground broken on construction of Hsinyi MRT line". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
  2. ^ "捷運信義線隧道全線貫通 達成重大工程里程碑". Department of Rapid Transit Systems. 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-09-06.
  3. ^ Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government (2013-10-15). "Preliminary Inspection of the Xinyi Line Completed". Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  4. ^ "Mayor: Xinyi Line to Provide Services November 24". Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  5. ^ a b "臺北捷運系統相鄰兩站間之行駛時間、停靠站時間 | 政府資料開放平臺". data.gov.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 4 October 2019.