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Re: Life on the MRT

Postby Incubus » 26 Jun 2012, 17:46

They put up a new stairway at Nanjing East Rd station. It drops you right at the corner of Nanjing and Fuxing instead of making you exit at the Brother Hotel bakery. Walking is now faster than taking the escalator, unless you're going to McD that is.
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Re: Life on the MRT

Postby chung » 28 Jun 2012, 01:05

Train trials start next month on the Zhongli section of the airport line. Opening of the first phase between Zhongli and Sanchong is a bit behind schedule, but should be completed by the end of 2013. Also, toward the end of the year construction of the Zhongli subway extension will be begin - two underground stations connecting the airport with the elevated TRA line at Zhongli Station.
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Re: Life on the MRT

Postby cfimages » 30 Jun 2012, 09:34

Just been shooting some work on the MRT's upcoming lines. According to the latest info from DORTS, the Dongmen extension which will see trains go from Nanshijiao to Zhongxiao Xinsheng and then on to Luzhou / Sanchong opens in September this year. The Xinyi line, which will send the Danshui line out to Taipei 101 is due to open in December. They've finished the track work but are still building stations. I was in the construction of the Da'an Park Station the other day and it's going to look amazing when they complete it, with some really incredible landscaping. Finally, the Songshan line that'll run along Nanjing East Rd is on target for a December 2013 opening.

This is inside one of the tunnels on the Songshan line.

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Re: Life on the MRT

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 30 Jun 2012, 09:41

Much better than that sick joke called "Schonfield Berlin Brandenburg airport"... nobody knows when that will open.
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Re: Life on the MRT

Postby RJF » 30 Jun 2012, 14:50

Terrific photo -- if you have more somewhere, I'd love to see them.
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Re: Re: Life on the MRT

Postby cfimages » 30 Jun 2012, 15:17

RJF wrote:Terrific photo -- if you have more somewhere, I'd love to see them.


Thanks. I have a lot more as I was photographing it for work. I'll send you a link in the next couple of days - they're in a private gallery at the moment.
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Re: Life on the MRT

Postby Poagao » 30 Jun 2012, 16:08

I was in those tunnels around the Da'an Park station a couple of years ago:

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The station was just being constructed then, only bare metal beams everywhere.

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Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Re: Life on the MRT

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 30 Jun 2012, 16:54

How do you guys get access to take those pictures, do you just ask nicely or are some kind of credentials required?
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Re: Life on the MRT

Postby cfimages » 30 Jun 2012, 17:43

Taiwan Luthiers wrote:How do you guys get access to take those pictures, do you just ask nicely or are some kind of credentials required?


I had access because I was working on a story about it. Had to provide an accreditation letter from the news agency I was working for, as well as a detailed synopsis of what the story would be about.
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Re: Life on the MRT

Postby Poagao » 30 Jun 2012, 18:19

Taiwan Luthiers wrote:How do you guys get access to take those pictures, do you just ask nicely or are some kind of credentials required?


I know a guy.
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