By: Yu Kai-hsiang and Frances Huang
Taipei, Feb. 10 (CNA) Construction on the part of the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit’s Wanda-Zhonghe-Shulin Line in Taipei is scheduled to begin on Feb. 12 and is expected to be completed in 2025, the city’s Department of Rapid Transit Systems said Friday.
The Taipei City Government will hold a ceremony on that day to pray for a smooth construction process for the new line, the department said.
Construction is comprised of two phases.
The first phase aims to build a 9.5-kilometer line to connect Taipei and New Taipei cities. The section located in Taipei will be 3.8 kilometers long, while the part in New Taipei will be 5.7 kilometers in length. Construction of the New Taipei portion started in December 2015. [FULL STORY]