Taipei Metro Information
Taipei Metro is commonly known as MRT and the rapid transit system serves 2.7 million population living in Taiwan. Taipei metro is Taiwan first metro system and the system is operated by Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. The metro system started operations in 1996 serving 103 stations. The metro system covers 117.4km and it carries 1.78 million passengers per day. Once Taipei metro started operation, it has been effective solving city’s traffic problem. Taipei metro has 4 conventional metro lines are built underground and there is 1 automated, elevated light rail metro line. The metro allows tourist to enjoy the journey and to visit most attractive parts of Taipei. All the stations have restroom and there are special waiting zone available for women. Taipei metro is safe, comfortable and reliable means of transportation system.
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Taipei Metro Lines
The rapid transit system operates based on spoke hub distribution paradigm. Most rail lines of this rapid transit system are running towards outward from central Taipei. An automated station announcement is made in four different languages, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka and English. The metro lines are recognized by its color and name. The red, green and orange lines are operated jointly.
- Wenhu (line1) – The length of line 1 is 25.7km and it serves 24 stations. Line1 operates between Taipei Nangang exhibition center and Taipei Zoo.
- Tamsui (line2) – The red line offer service to three different places. The metro route operating between Tamsui and Chiang Kai-Shekh memorial hall is 23.2km long serving 21 stations. The second metro route operating between Chiang Kai-Shekh memorial hall and Xiangshan is 6.4km long serving 7 stations. The third metro route operating between Beitou and Xinbeitou is 1.2km long serving 2 stations.
- Zhonghe-Xinlu (line3) – The orange line offer service to two different places. The metro route operating between Nanshijiao and Huilong is 25.1 km long serving 21 stations. The second metro route operating between Daqiaotou and Luzhou is 6.4km long serving 6 stations.
- Xindian – The green line offer service to three different places. The metro route operating between Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and Xindian is 9.3km long serving 10 stations. The second metro route (Xiaonanmen) operating between Ximen and ChiangKai-Shek Memorial hall is 1.6km long serving 3 stations. The third metro route (Xiaobitan branch) operates between Qizhang and Xiaobitan is 1.9km long serving 2 stations.
- Bannan (line 4) – The blue metro line operates between Taipei Nangang Exhibition center and Yongning. Line 4 is 26.5 km long and it serves 22 stations.
Blue line, green line, the yellow line, red line and light green line are currently under construction.
Taipei Metro Map
Map of Taipei Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it. You can also Download Taipei Metro Map.
Taipei Metro Hours
Taipei Metro System operates daily from 6.00am until midnight 24.00pm. The last train finishes running by 1.00am. The metro services are further extended during special events. The Metro train operates at an interval of 15 minutes, depending on lines and peak times of particular day. During rush hours most stations are crowded.
Taipei Metro Fare, Tickets and Card
Taipei metro tickets are issued by TRTC and the fare depends upon travel distance. KRTC offers a 1 day pass, stored value ticket and group ticket. Easy card, smart cards can be used for day to day travel. The metro fare ranges from NT$20 and NT$65. Senior citizens and physically challenged passengers will get a 50 % discount on fares. A one way ticket will cost NT$20 to NT$60 depending upon travel distance. A single journey ticket price ranges from NT$20 and NT$65 and one day pass for unlimited travel will cost NT$150.
Taipei Metro Parking
Park and ride facilities are available at most Taipei stations and passengers using easy card can park their vehicles at 21 stations.
Taipei Metro Rules and Tips
Auto ticketing machines are available at all MRT stations and tickets are valid on the day of purchase. For a safe and comfortable ride, smoking, drinking and gum chewing are prohibited in metro trains and stations. Passengers are not allowed to use cellular phones in the first and the last coach of the train. Metro riders must carry pets in hand carry cages. Taipei metro and stations are handicap accessible and most stations are equipped with mobile charging facility. At all stations, WiFi and WLAN connections are available and this help passengers to access internet and they can also watch live broadcasts.
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