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Work on the Taichung MRT blue line extension and the purple line progress forward. Mayor Lu reports to the Ministry of Transportation and Communication for approval and hopes to start construction as soon as possible.

Work on the Taichung MRT blue line extension and the purple line progress - Mayor Lu -- reports to the Ministry of Transportation and Communication for approval and hopes to start construction as soon as possible.
Work on the Taichung MRT blue line extension and the purple line progress - Mayor Lu -- reports to the Ministry of Transportation and Communication for approval and hopes to start construction as soon as possible.
The Taichung city government has made every effort to develop the MRT network, which has come out as good news over and over. Not only has the green line had its first anniversary since the official commencement of operation, but the blue line EIA also has passed the preliminary review. The feasibility study report of the purple line (Tun District MRT) was also submitted to the central government for review yesterday (20). At the press conference on celebrating over 1,100 youbike2.0 stations today, Mayor Lu, Shiow-Yen stressed in an interview that the city government would soon determine the MRT schedule and route and report to the Ministry of Transportation and Communication. She hopes to start construction as soon as possible and provide more convenient and comfortable transportation services.
Mayor Lu, Shiow-Yen attended the press conference on celebrating Taichung YouBike2.0 reaching 1,100 stations and introducing the YouBike2.0E electric-assisted bicycle today. The media asked the mayor about the feasibility study report on the purple line sent yesterday to the central government. Mayor Lu said that before she took office, the blue line was cut off in the Taiping area, and the purple line were not yet finalized. In the past few days, the route for the purple line has finally been settled, which concerns several administrative districts in the Tun District. The city government confirmed the route from Beitun, Taiping, Dali, and South District and submitted it to the central government yesterday.
Mayor Lu pointed out that the entire Taichung MRT network planning is ongoing. First, the environmental impact assessment of the blue line submitted to the central government has been granted approval, now the construction can start pending only on the approval of the Executive Yuan. Second, the city government has completed the feasibility report on the blue line extension to the Taiping and purple lines, which has now been submitted to the Ministry of Transportation and Communication for approval. Taichung is a big city. For the better Taichung and the better MRT, the city government will prepare the relevant budget and start the construction after determining the schedule and route, and would like to thank the public for their joint efforts and assistance.
The Transportation Bureau stated that they launched the feasibility study of Tun District MRT in 2018. After taking office, Mayor Lu finalized the plan and submitted it to the Ministry of Transportation and Communication for review on June 20, 2022. The project includes both the "Tun District MRT Loop Line" and the "MRT Blue Line to Taiping Extension". Connecting the MRT green line through the Tun District MRT Loop Line, with the interweaving of the Airport MRT, MRT Blue Line, and MRT Blue Line to Taiping Extension, they form a more convenient daily metropolis life circle. Yeh Chao-Fu, the Director of the Bureau of Transportation, pointed out that the city government has carefully evaluated and considered the integration of the green line, the blue line, and the Airport MRT (orange line) in the Tun District MRT. In the follow-up, they will strive to have the feasibility study approved as soon as possible, and start the comprehensive planning and commissioning to complete the Taichung MRT network soon.

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  • Data update: 2022-06-28
  • Publish Date: 2022-06-27
  • Source: Transportation Bureau
  • Hit Count: 42