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 the longest line of the Taipei Metro.

Danshui (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
StatusIn service
LocaleMetropolitan Taipei
TerminiXiangshan, Tamsui
Daan, Beitou
Stations28
Service
TypeHigh-capacity metro system
ServicesTamsui line, Xinbeitou branch line, Xinyi line
Operator(s)Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC)
Rolling stockKawasaki URC C301
Kawasaki TRSC C381
3 carriages per set, 2 sets per train
History
Opened28 March 1997 (1997-03-28)[a]
Technical
Line length29.3 km (18.2 mi) (including Xinbeitou)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
ElectrificationThird rail (750 volts DC)
Operating speed80 km/h (50 mph)
Route map

R28
Tamsui
R27
Hongshulin
R26
Zhuwei
Guandu Tunnel
R25
Guandu
R24
Zhongyi
R23
Fuxinggang
Beitou Depot
R22A
Xinbeitou
R22
Beitou
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R21
Qiyan
R20
Qilian
R19
Shipai
R18
Mingde
R17
Zhishan
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R16
Shilin
R15
Jiantan
R14
Yuanshan
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R13
Minquan West Road
R12
Shuanglian
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R11
Zhongshan
(Left arrow Taoyuan MetroA)
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R10
Taipei Main Station
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R09
NTU Hospital
R08
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
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R07
Dongmen
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R06
Daan Park
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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 service from Beitou to Xindian. With the completion of the current line sections, both services ended. Trains from the Tamsui run directly onto the Xinyi section.

Rolling stockEdit

Over the years, the Tamsui Line used different types of rolling stock. From the start, the line used C301 cars. In 1997, the C321 cars were introduced. In 2007-2013, the newest cars, the C371 and C381 cars were used, replacing some of the C301 and all C321 cars.

ServicesEdit

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

StationsEdit

In operationEdit

  • 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 n/a n/a Constructing, Estimated to open in 2022 Xinyi
R02 Xiangshan 象山 71 n/a 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 CKS Memorial Hall 中正紀念堂 165 35 1998-12-24  

LG (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       A
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 Xinbeitou
R22A Xinbeitou 新北投 157 n/a 1997-03-28
R23 Fuxinggang 復興崗 145[b] 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 n/a 1997-03-28

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Current form opened on 24 November 2013
  2. ^ 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.