Taipei Metro Gets Prepared for Coming Typhoon, Plans to Adjust Operation Modes Based on Weather Conditions
(1) When wind gusts reach Force 10 or average wind speed reaches Force 6 over a 10-minute period, TRTC will report it to Taipei City's Disaster and Rescue Center. Trains will remain in service until they arrive at the terminal station. Then all trains will return to the Depot after operators clear the train of passengers.
(2) When average wind speed exceeds Force 8, but is below Force 9, over a 10-minute period, TRTC will report it to Taipei City's Disaster and Rescue Center. Trains will be stopped at MRT stations to evacuate passengers. Afterwards, all trains will return to the Depot.
(3) When the average wind speed reaches Force 9 over a 10-minute period, TRTC will report it to Taipei City's Disaster and Rescue Center. Trains will be stopped at metro stations to evacuate passengers, and further operations will be suspended.
Maokong Gondola service will be temporarily suspended, if affected by typhoons, as follows:1. Services will be temporarily suspended if a land warning for any typhoon affecting the northern part of Taiwan has been issued.
2. Services will be temporarily suspended when wind gusts reach 16 m/sec (about Force 7) for over 3 seconds; or when wind gusts exceed 18 m/sec (about Force 8).
Passengers who wish to take the MRT or Maokong Gondola during the typhoon season and like to know more about train and gondola operations should call the TRTC 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 the heavy rainfall brought by typhoons, TRTC has double checked all of its flood control equipment, including flood gates, pumps, etc., in all depots, stations, surface sections, parking lots, and underground malls, as well as those at Maokong Gondola and Taipei Arena, to ensure that all equipments are in order.