Taipei Metro

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  • Phone:+886 02-218-12345
  • Address:No.7, Ln. 48, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 104, Taiwan (R.O.C.) View on Map
The Taipei MRT Headquarters is located in Taipei's Zhongshan District, on Zhongshan North Road, Section 2, Lane 48, No.7. The Taipei MRT is the first MRT system to put into operations in Taiwan, and is also the largest transit system. It began operations on March 28th, of 1996. Therefore, March 28th is the Taipei MRT's anniversary date. As of 2018, it's been running for 22 years already. The Taipei MRT is divided into the Wenhu Line, Danshui-Xinyi Line, Xinbeitou Branch Line, Songshan-Xindian Line, Xiaobitan Branch Line, Zhonghe-Xinlu Line, Bannan Line, and Maokong Gondola Line, for a total of 8 lines. It's subdivided into the Neihu Line (Nangang Exhibition Hall-Zhongshan Junior High School), Wenshan Line (Zhongshan Junior High School-Taipei Zoo), Danshui Line (Danshui-Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall), Xinyi Line (Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall-Xiangshan), Xinbeitou Branch Line (Beitou-Xinbeitou), Songshan Line (Songshan-Ximen), Xiaonanmen Line (Ximen-Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall), Xindian Line (Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall-Xindian), Xiaobitan Branch Line (Qizhang-Xiaobitan), Zhonghe Line (Guting-Nanshijiao), Xinzhuang Line (Huilong-Guting), Luzhou Line (Luzhou-Daqiaotou), Nangang Line (Nangang Exhibition Hall-Ximen), Banqiao Line (Ximen-Fuzhong), Tucheng Line (Fuzhong-Dingpu), and Maokong Gondola Line (Taipei Zoo-Maokong Station). Aside from the Wenhu Line being automatically driven, all the other lines are run by real drivers. In addition, every MRT station possesses their own unique characteristics, and tourists may also collect commemorative stamps. 
The Taipei MRT is popular with both locals and foreigners, due to it being safe, convenient, and friendly. Even if one does not undersatnd Chinese, it does not matter: the MRT features automatic ticketing systems and clear English interface. The broadcasts are played at a loud volume, and the MRT indicators are displayed in large letters. The environment is also clean and tidy. If at any point you can't find your way, you can always come across service workers wearing vests who can help you. The workers and staff are all cordial and polite. Originally it was implemented that all riders taking the escalator would stand on the right hand side, clearing the left side for those in a rush. Although it was controversial and eventually cancelled, it's still seen as a reasonable guideline. Even to this day, many people can still be seen standing to the right. Aside from the train carraiges featuring priority seating, there's also wheelchair and bicycle zones. In certain carriages, bicycles can be parked, making it convenient for riders to transfer all while cutting down on carbon emissions. The newest design features parent-and-child zones, offering both wider space and convenience for those with children. 
The MRT system uses the Easy Card, which can also be used in many places throughout Taipei. It's a convenient form of payment for buses, taxis, parking, and shopping. There's also one-way tokens. 

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