Taipei Brown Line Extension

By greenteapanda

July 6, 2009

Category: Transportation

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13 years after the Brown Line opened in Taipei (the first MRT line), it has finally been extended to complete the originally intended path. It makes it possible to go to the airport on the MRT.

The line extension (which is completely automated) necessitated retirement of old rolling stock (train carriages and the like). For once, I don’t need to duck when leaving an MRT carriage, since the door is actually tall enough (around 2m). The cars are a lot brighter inside as well. One side effect of this change is that the line map is on the ceiling, as in Shanghai. The map actually shows your current position, which none of the other MRT train carriages do yet.

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