Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is the key portal to international communities. One important sign for being a developed country is her capability to provide airport passengers with a safe, convenient, comfortable and high quality transit service.
As one item of the government-funded “i-Taiwan 12 Projects”, this airport link transit system Project will connect the Taoyuan International Airport with surrounding transportation hubs such as Taipei Main Station, High Speed Rail Taoyuan Station, etc. so that international airlines may tie closely to the local transportation web.
This Project can also stimulate prosperity along the route in coordination with the existing urban developments, to reach a more balanced city vs. countryside status.
This Project was approved by the Executive Yuan on March 9, 2004 and the total cost is NT$113.85 billion.
The Project starts from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal II, which goes eastward to Terminal I, then passes through villages and townships of Lujhu, Linkou, Gueishan, Sinjhuang, Taishan, Sanchong into Taipei City, while southward goes through High Speed Rail Taoyuan Station to Jhongli district. The total route length is approximately 51.03 km, including the underground section about 10.92 km and the elevated section about 40.11 km. There are 22 stations, of which 15 elevated and 7 underground, and 2 maintenance depots, i.e. Chingpu and Luchu.
SERVED CONCURRENTLY AS AIRPORT LINK AND METRO TRANSIT
To meet demands of different passengers, the Project will provide two respective services with Express Trains and Commuter Trains:
The Express Trains with fast and fewer-stop services are specially provided for airport passengers, and they will stop from north due south at Station A1,A3,A8,A12,A13 and A14 the final stop(under construction).
The Commuter Train services, which are designed for commuters, will use the same rail route as of the Express Train, and they will stop at each station. It is expected that most of the airport staffs and the commuters to Taipei metropolitan area will take such services.
Operation time of the express train from Taipei Main Station to Taoyuan Airport will be about 35 minutes, and the Commuter Train from Taipei Main Station to Jhongli will take about 70 minutes.
This project is scheduled to expeditiously complete the train speed improvement work as a priority.
The TIAA MRT System was officially launched on March 2, 2017.
STATION & DEPOT LOCATION
The MRT's 22 stations include 15 elevated stations and 7 underground stations. The system also includes the Chingpu and Lujhu maintenance depots.
|Station & Depot Location
|Taipei Main Station(A1)
|At the west side of Taipei Main Station
|At the junction of HuanHe Road and JieYun Road, Sanchong (co-station with Sanchong Station of TRTC Sinjhuang Line)
|New Taipei Industrial Park Station(A3)
|At the junction of New Taipei Blvd and WuKong Road, Sinjhuang (co-station with New Taipei Industrial Park Station of TRTC Circular Line)
|Xinzhuang Fuduxin Station(A4)
|New Taipei Blvd in between SinWu Road and WuKong 6th Road
|At the junction of New Taipei Blvd and TaiLin Road, Taishan
|Taishan Guihe Station(A6)
|At the junction of New Taipei Blvd and GueiYang Street, Taishan
|National Taiwan Sport University Station(A7)
|At the north side of the junction of WenHua 1st Road and ChingShan Road, Gueishan
|Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Station(A8)
|At the junction of WenHua 1st Road and FuSing 1st Road, Gueishan
|At the junction of WenHua 3rd Road and BaDe Road, Linkou
|At the south side of ShanBi Bridge on NanShan Road, Lujhu
|Near KengKou Village, Lujhu
|Airport Terminal 1 Station(A12)
|Below Taoyuan International Airport Terminal I
|Airport Terminal 2 Station(A13)
|Below Taoyuan International Airport Terminal II
|Airport Terminal 3 Station(A14)
|At the west side of Taoyuan International Airport Terminal III(under construction)
|Airport Hotel Station(A14a)
|Near Taoyuan International Airport Transit Hotel
|Near Dayuan interchange of National Freeway #2
|Near TsiChiang Bridge at HengShan Community, Dayuan
|At the northeast side of HSR Taoyuan Station District
|Taoyuan HSR Station(A18)
|At the north side of HSR Taoyuan Station
|Taoyuan Sports Park Station(A19)
|At the southwest side of HSR Taoyuan Station District
|Along the Chingpu-Jhongli Planned Road Near HsiaHsingNan, Jhongli
|At the junction of JhongFong Road and HuanBei Road, Jhongli
|At the north side of Nankan Creek, beside ShanGuo Road
|At the northeast side of HSR Taoyuan Station District
In-Town Check-In and Porter Service
The In-Town Check-In and Porter Service will be provided at Stations A1, A3(under planning) and A18. In so doing, the airline check-in counters at the airport are moved to downtown area and the stations in city center become part of the airport. Passengers can thus forward baggage and get boarding pass ahead of time.
Operation Characteristics and E&M Systems Mode
|automatic and manual as backup
|06:00 – 24:00
|Steel Wheel and Steel Rail
|Centralised Traffic Control (CTC)
|Automatic Train Control (ATC)
|Direct Current Third Rail Type, Traction Power 750 V
With the completion of the Project, a rail transportation system will connect Taoyuan International Airport with HSR/TRA stations as well as Taipei Rapid Transit lines including Danshui and Nangang/Banqiao, also the forthcoming Xinzhuang Line and Circular Line. Such a compound transportation system will be more comprehensive and more convenient.
It will only take about 35 minutes for the express train of the Airport Link Transit System from Station A1 (Taipei Main Station) to Taoyuan International Airport. Not only the traveling time to the airport is reduced, but also freeway traffic flow will thus go down with less social costs like oil consumption, air pollution, etc. The In-Town Check-In service will conveniently let airline passengers earlier forward baggage and get boarding pass right at the moment, so that they may keep shopping around or doing business without carrying heavy luggage.
Upon revenue operation of the transit system, the overall values and benefits of the land peripheral to the stations and the route will be highly promoted through joint multiple-purpose development.