Republic of China
metro, light rail subway under construction
Kaohsiung Mass Rapid
the Railway Gazette, February 1999
The first line of Kaohsung's automated metro opened in 2009. There are two lines covering 40.4 km of track. A 2 line, 43 km system is under construction and due to open in 2007.
Line 1, the "Red Line",
consists of 28 km and 24 stations,
19.8 km of which is underground. Line 2, the "Orange Line", has
14 stations along a 14 km route, all of which are underground except for one..
Two additional lines and several extensions
to the first two lines are now in the planning stages. Bids are also being accepted for DOB of a new 22.1 km, 36 station light railway, a small part of which will be in subway.
Kaohsiung is also planning
two light rail
lines, totaling 22.1 km and 32 stations. Ground was broken on the first line in June 2013, and is expected to open in 2015. The second phase of the line will include an extensive subway section, and is expected top open in 2017.
Kaoshiung light rail system awarded to CAF (January 2013)