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Taipei Neihu Line
The City

Population: almost 3 M inh.
Surface area: 272 sq. km

The Taipei urban area
Population :

5 M inh.

The operational
metro network
: about 1 M
passengers per day


ways. To this network will be integrated the
rail link between CKS International Airport
and Taipei, and the Taipei Circle Line.

Capital of Taiwan with more than 5 million
inhabitants for the metropolitan area, Taipei
City started planning its metro network in the
1970’s, the construction in 1980’s and progressively the revenue services in 1990’s.
Nowadays, the 1st stage network is totally
completed and put into revenue service. This
first metro network of 69 km includes 6 lines
and 64 stations, with a daily passenger flow
of about 1 million.
A 2nd stage network has been approved by
the Central Government and is now under
construction. Including 7 lines and 57 stations, the second stage will add up 70 km rail-

Neihu Line









The Neihu Line
In 1996, the first line of the Taipei metro
network to be put into commercial operation
is the Mucha Line (Brown Line), an elevated
Medium Capacity Transit system (VAL). As part
of the 2nd stage network, the Neihu Line is an
extension of the Mucha Line.
The Neihu Line starts north from the existing
elevated terminal station BR2. The line then
goes down into tunnel to the Sungshan
domestic airport with BR1 station, it turns
north under the airport and Keelung River
and re-emerges after B1 station. The Neihu
Line continues east by viaducts crossing Neihu
District to reach the terminal and depot
in Nankang. There a connection is made to
Nankang Line.
The system definition, as well as the design of
the civil works, track and depot have been
carried out between 1999 and 2002. The construction has started in 2003. The revenue
service is scheduled to begin in June 2008.


Mucha Line

The Neihu Line includes 12 stations, of which
2 are underground and 10 elevated. Added to
this is a maintenance depot.


Dec. 2005

The total length of Neihu Line is about 15 km,
including 4 km under tunnel and 11 km on

the typical «U» shape spans as well as the pier caps are fully pre-cast. (TRTC) • Contractors: KSECO/Bombardier Transportation. 70 km. including: . which are: China Engineering Consultants Inc.definition of the system-wide requirements and interfaces between systems and civil works. MAA • Special Design Consultant: SYSTRA Cost Global: about 1 170 M USD Financing Central Government Municipality : 75% : 25% Key Dates July 1999: starting of the Detail Design August 1999: contract of assistance system (for the lot 144 with CECI) June 2001: contract for the «U Shape» viaduct and assistance system for the lot 145 (with CECI). To improve the construction quality and speed. Neihu Line will be fully compatible with the existing VAL system of Mucha Line. for a better insertion of the line in the dense urban area and to reduce the environmental impacts. Superstructure The tracks consist of steel running surface. of the Department of Rapid Transit System (DORTS) of Taipei Municipal Government. 11 km viaducts) Number of stations: 12 (2 underground and 10 elevated) Number of depot: 1 System type: rubber tired AGT driverless The metro network. the «U Shape» viaduct is an optimised solution to elevated metro systems.detail design review. 57 stations Organisations involved • Owner: Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS) • Operator: Taipei Rapid Transit Corp.basic and detail design of the typical sections of «U Shape» viaducts. . Resources Engineering Services Inc. The Project Facts and figures Length: 15 km (4km tunnels. .design assistance for special bridges.functional specifications. (CECI). . . SYSTRA has performed: . . Within this project. RESI. as well as the costduration ratio. Within the frame of Neihu Line. using rubber tired driverless AGT technology with a minimum headways of 72 seconds.architectural design of the typical «U» shape structures (superstructures and substructures). Pan Asia • Detail Designers: CECI. . the Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS) have adopted the «U Shape» viaduct. Moh and Associates (MAA). • Viaduct design Compared to the traditional box girder viaduct. • Running surface design. contract of assistance to the depot design (with RESI) January 2003: contract for the rubber tired AGT driverless basic design (with CECI and RESI) May 2003: starting of the turnkey construction contract for U Shape viaduct and systems June 2008: scheduled revenue service starting date Conception et réalisation : SYSTRA One of the key issues of this project is to minimize the mass of the structures. . • Depot design . SYSTRA performed the following services: • System-wide assistance.power supply simulation of the whole line.noise & vibration studies and recommendations to mitigation solutions. 2nd Phase (under construction): 7 lines. Continental.Taiwan Taipei Neihu Line For the first time in Taiwan.general layout and basic design.detail design review. which allows reducing significantly the visual impact to urban environment. .basic Design. This design was developed and proposed by SYSTRA as an optimised solution to elevated metro systems. SYSTRA has taken the role of Special Design Consultant for the local designers. including: . At the time. SYSTRA carried out the coordination between E&M systems and civil works and ensured the training of operation and maintenance staff of the line. (RESI). SYSTRA’s Role SYSTRA has already been deeply involved in the Mucha Line at the beginning of 1990’s.