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Taipei Metro Gets Prepared for Typhoon Talim and Will Adjust Its Operation Modes According to Weather Conditions

To ensure the safety of metro systems and passengers during the typhoon season, Taipei Metro will set up its Disaster and Rescue Center alongside the Taipei City Government's Primary Disaster and Rescue Center, to draw up typhoon response measures based on its “Standard Operation Procedure and Handbook on Preparation and Rescue for Typhoon and Flood.”

Metro services on some sections will be adjusted as follows, if affected by the typhoon:

1. Tamsui-Xinyi Line, Songshan-Xindian Line, Zhonghe-Xinlu Line and Bannan Line:
When wind gusts reach Force 11 or average wind speed reaches Force 10 over a 10-minute period at the metro's elevated and surface sections, Taipei Metro will report it to Taipei City's Disaster and Rescue Center and suspend train operation for those sections. Trains traveling on these sections will then stop at metro stations and passengers will be evacuated. The operation mode of underground sections, if not affected by the typhoon, will be adjusted depending on the number of passengers.

2. Wenhu Line:
When wind gusts reach Force 10 or average wind speed reaches Force 6 over a 10-minute period, Taipei Metro will report it to Taipei City's Disaster and Rescue Center and suspend train operation.

Maokong Gondola service will be temporarily suspended during land warnings for typhoon (if area of warning includes Taipei), depending on actual weather conditions or whether school/work has been canceled by the Taipei City Government.

Taipei Children’s Amusement Park service will be temporarily suspended during land warnings for typhoon (if area of warning includes Taipei), depending on actual weather conditions or whether school/work has been canceled by the Taipei City Government.

Passengers who wish to inquire about metro and gondola operation information should call the Taipei Metro 24-hour Customer Service: 886-2-21812345, or 1999 Citizen Call Center (for callers outside of Taipei City, please dial 886-2-2720-8889) for details.

To prepare for heavy rainfall brought by typhoons, Taipei Metro conducted inspection on all of its flood control equipment, including flood gates, pumps, etc., in all depots, stations, parking lots and underground malls, as well as facilities at Maokong Gondola, Taipei Children’s Amusement Park and Taipei Arena, to ensure that all equipment are in order.

When school/work has been called off by the Taipei City Government, services at Beitou Resort, Metro Souvenir Shop, Lost and Found Center, and Taipei Arena's Ice Land will also be suspended. As for whether the performance at Taipei Arena’s Main Hall should be suspended or not, it is the performance organizer’s call and will be announced publicly.

  • Hit: 191
  • Updated: 2017/9/12 11:24
  • Reviewed: 2017/9/12 11:24

  • Source: Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation