Taipei Metro unveils new station coding system; line numbers ditched

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-04-11
By: Central News Agency

Taipei Metro formally unveiled Monday an upgraded coding system for its metro lines and stations, aimed at helping foreigners to navigate the system more easily.

The new system, which was first announced by the city government last November and underwent public consultation, will introduce a color-coded system for each line to replace the current number-coded one added in November 2014.

For instance, Line 1 (Wenhu Line), the first line that entered service, will be officially called the Brown Line, as it has been known throughout the metro system’s 20-year history. The other four lines will also be re-coded in the same manner.

A code will be assigned to each station, which is currently only distinguished by the station name in both Chinese and English, according to Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC), operator of the Taipei Metro.     [FULL  STORY]

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