Taipei Metropolitan Area MRT Systems—Songshan Line
Organization：Taipei City Department of Rapid Transit Systems
Project Description: The Songshan line, the third east-west route, runs north from the Nangang line’s Ximen Station along Zhonghua Road to Tacheng Street, northeast to Tianshui Street, and turns east onto Nanjing West and East roads. It then turns onto Bade Road near Taiwan Railways Songshan Station in the east. The Songshan line is 8.5 kilometers in length with eight underground stations.
The Songshan line opened for service on November 15, 2014. Travel between the terminal stations, Ximen and Songshan, takes 15 minutes, and transfers for the Tamsui-Xinyi, Zhonghe-Xinlu, and Wenhu lines can be made at Zhongshan, Songjiang Nanjing, and Nanjing Fuxing stations, respectively. As before, Ximen Station provides transfers to the Bannan line. In addition, the terminal station, Songshan, connects with Taiwan Railways Songshan Station via an underground passage, and Beimen Station will connect with the future Airport line’s Taipei Main Station via a moving walkway. The Songshan line is the first example in the world of an MRT system that boasts six transfer stations among eight total stations.
Upon opening of the Songshan line for commercial service, the Taipei MRT network was reorganized into five main lines that are distinguished by color and designated platforms. A total of 12 transfer stations on the entire network provide convenient and easy transfer for passengers traveling among 116 stations and effectively relieve crowds.
Taipei Metropolitan Area MRT Network — Songshan Line Progress
The Songshan line is 99.94% complete.
The Songshan line opened for service on November 15, 2014. Works underway include acceptance checks for contracts CG295, CG296, CG293, and CG294, a reliability verification test for the E&M systems: Contract CG590S, and an availability verification test for elevator/escalator Contract CG396A/C/E.